Corporate health and safety apprentice
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To support the work of the corporate health and safety service, as they work to advise, guide, monitor and review health and safety across all of Ealing Council activities. You will be required to be customer focused, organised, accurate with detail and influential in the development of a positive health and safety culture. Including helping to ensure that health and safety services are efficient, streamlined, and accessible. The work is demanding but very interesting and varied with significant scope for progression and expansion of role.
- To support corporate health and safety (CHS) colleagues by maintaining data and IT systems and eventually acting as the team lead in these areas
- To promote the service (CHS), and health and safety management systems across the council
- To provide information to managers and staff with the aim of supporting the management of work-related injuries and ill health
- To organise and promote corporate health and safety digital content, applications, and training programmes
- To lead for CHS in processing payments to suppliers and making internal and external charges.
Role and responsibilities:
- Be the first point of contact for CHS enquiries – monitor the mailbox and disseminate enquiries as appropriate
- Maintain the accident and incident and risk assessment database and produce reports and statistics as required
- Work and assist the People, Organisation and Development (POD) service in arranging face-to-face/on-line training courses as requested and to maintain records
- Maintain records of Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPS) and update and review records at least annually for corporate sites
- Maintain and update as required the health and safety corporate webpage with documents, forms, and information
- Eventually become responsible to review and update as requested health and safety guidance documents and forms
- Where required raise purchase orders, arrange payment of invoices and maintain records of all budgetary transactions
- Provide support to the service on a day-to-day basis including minute taking and drafting of reports and guidance documents
- Undertake other duties as directed by line managers as appropriate to the post
- Ensure that good practice, customer care and health and safety are fully blended into day-to-day activities
- Set up and complete a project relevant to your role
- Provide project support across the team as necessary.
An ability to complete a complex and demanding learning programme with external examinations is a requirement for Ealing Council vacancies.
Skills and abilities required:
- Excellent communication skills with clear spoken and written English
- Able to understand the importance of confidentiality within the workplace and work to LBE policies
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Accurate with excellent attention to detail
- Able to deal with complex, challenging and sensitive work
- Well presented with a smart appearance
- Able to work flexibly as part of a team, asking and giving support as needed
- Numerate and able to work well with data and statistical information
- Able to use initiative and learn to prioritise own workload
- Aware of equality and diversity and health and safety
- Able to understand the importance of being punctual and the impact that sickness absence has on the effectiveness of the team.
Values and behaviours
Improving lives for residents
- Is passionate about making Ealing a better place
- Can see and appreciate things from a resident point of view
- Understands what people want and need
- Encourages change to tackle underlying causes or issues.
- Does what they say they’ll do on time
- Is open and honest
- Treats all people fairly.
- Ambitious and confident in leading partnerships
- Offers to share knowledge and ideas
- Challenges constructively and respectfully listens to feedback
- Overcomes barriers to develop our outcomes for residents.
- Tries out ways to do things better, faster and for less cost
- Brings in ideas from outside to improve performance
- Takes calculated risks to improve outcomes
- Learns from mistakes and failures.
- Encourages all stakeholders to participate in decision making
- Makes things happen
- Acts on feedback to improve performance
- Works to high standards.
- 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9/4 or equivalent (including English and Maths)
Hours of work
35 hours per week – 09:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday, with 1-hour lunch break (some evenings for events).
Annual holiday entitlement
36 days paid holiday for 18 months, plus 3 additional days (to cover Christmas and New Year).
Level 3 business administration
Learning agreement of 18 months.
*Starting rate at UK Living Wage currently £9.90ph which increases on successful completion of probation (usually after 6 months) to London Living Wage currently £11.05ph.
This vacancy is closed and is no longer taking applications