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Health and Safety Officer


Public Health

Oldham Council

Economy, Skills and Neighbourhoods

Public Protection

Health and Safety Officer

Ref: G6/OL-19489

Contract Type: Permanent

Grade: 6

Salary: £25,463 to £29,909 p.a.

Hours: 36.66 per week

Based: Chadderton Town Hall, Middleton Road, Chadderton Oldham OL9 6PP

Closing date: 24 July 2018

Shortlisting & Interview Dates: TBC


Role overview


This is an exciting opportunity to join a department that is committed to service delivery and helping to shape the future of the borough. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated person with the ability to achieve targets providing a professional health and safety service


This service supports the Council’s aims and objectives and facilitates the effective management of health and safety risks, in order to ensure effective governance, statutory compliance and best practice across the Council as well as in the private sector.


Key responsibilities

  • To assist colleagues in the team on tasks such as offering Health and safety advice and support to internal services across the Council.
  • To build an effective relationship with our clients, across the Council and Schools to enable the delivery of projects and programmes of work.
  • Provide advice, guidance and support to our clients on health and safety matters and where necessary undertake visits to investigate accidents and incidents and provide on-site support.
  • Carry out and ensure completion of the workplace audit and inspection programme with our clients to determine the standards of compliance against the health and safety management framework, designated policies, procedures and relevant health and safety legislative requirements.
  • Produce reports and make recommendations regarding the implementation of new policies, practises and procedures and safe systems of work for our clients based on the jobholders own research, analysis and audit/inspection results.

Key Requirements


To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:

  • Experience employed as a Health and Safety Practitioner applying legislative and practical health and safety standards in a large multi-disciplined organisation.
  • Experience of writing, reviewing and updating policies, procedures and guidance (proactive and reactive) relating to health and safety in line with new legislation, best practice, criminal or civil interventions, accidents or new initiatives undertaken by the organisation
  • Experience of undertaking workplace audits and inspections to evaluate Health and Safety compliance

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About Us


Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.


The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages (link to the blog with the V&Bs)


To find out more about who we are, what we do and why you should join us please visit our dedicated careers pages where you will also find useful guidance on how best to complete the application form:


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Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy.

We welcome applications from residents of Oldham as part of our campaign to Get Oldham Working.  For more information please visit

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working hours

full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

24th Jul 2018