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Health and Safety Advisor

Closing date: 30/04/2020

Reference: REQ102187

37 hours / Permanent

34,788 - 36,876 *

Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Health and Safety advisor to join our busy Health and Safety team based at our Aberystwyth office.

As an integral part of the team you will provide a proactive and responsive Health and Safety service, using your experience gained in previous Health and Safety roles.

You will support the Health and Safety team through the provision of expert support and advice. Your enthusiasm and expertise will help support all Council employees to consider and mitigate risks involving all aspects of Health and Safety management.

In addition to this, as a point of contact for outdoor learning events within the various education providers within the Council you will assist the School and Learning services to manage risks arising in these areas and apply the EVOLVE system to support the planning, approval and monitoring of educational visits and extra-curricular activities.

The successful candidate will be a confident communicator, with excellent problem solving skills with the ability to deliver training and advice fluently in both Welsh and English.

In exchange for your skills and interest, we will offer in return the opportunity to work in a forward thinking and ambitious organisation located in an area recognised for its stunning landscapes and beaches. Furthermore, you will have:

  • from 26 up to 36 days annual leave days per year (plus 8 public holidays) (pro-rata)
  • flexible working arrangements, including time off for medical, dental and optician appointments
  • generous Local Government Pension Scheme
  • a range of learning and development opportunities
  • salary sacrifice schemes including the Cycle to Work scheme and Additional Voluntary Pension Contributions
  • health and wellbeing initiatives including discounted memberships to our local leisure centres, free and confidential counselling provision
  • life-style savings and Vectis card and much more

For further information and / or an informal discussion regarding the post please contact Donna Hughes on 01970 633835.

Job Description and Person Specification 

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date. 

Safeguarding and protecting adults at risk and children are key priorities for us. We aim to support adults at risk, children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be.  We acknowledge their right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB before appointing to this post.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

People and Organisation

We support the organisation in attracting, developing and retaining a workforce that will deliver services of the highest quality to the citizens of Ceredigion.   Our key responsibilities include:

  • Human Resources Advice and Administration:  Contracts, Absence; Appraisals; Contracts; Disciplinaries; Grievance; Job evaluation; Managing change; Recruitment and onboarding.
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing: Advice; Compliance; Risk assessments.
  • Learning and Development: E-learning; Events; Qualifications panel; Training.
  • Engagement and Wellbeing:  Ceri+; Internal Communications; Recruitment Marketing.
  • Pay and Benefits:  Payroll; Pensions; Timesheets.
  • Systems:  Ceri System and Development; Data and Reporting.
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