Health and Safety Manager - Flexible Working Available

Location
Southam, Warwickshire
Salary
£29,832 - £32,367
Posted
14 Jun 2019
Closes
28 Jun 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Job description

Are you interested in a unique opportunity to work with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)? 

Do you have experience of working in a Health and Safety environment? 

If so, we would love to hear from you! 

We are looking for an experienced Health and Safety professional to join our team at the MAIB. 

Along with being responsible for the day-to-day planning and execution of Health and Safety activities, routine site-specific risk assessments of the MAIBs premises and identifying training and equipment requirements, you will also have exciting opportunity to work alongside our Inspectors, with the occasional requirement to deploy to accident sites and supporting our investigation teams. 

Your key responsibilities will include 

• Periodically reviewing and updating the H&S management policy and documentation 

• Organising H&S training for all MAIB staff through external providers, with the need to occasionally be involved in delivering some talks/sessions for staff 

• On those occasions when the scale of disruption or level of hazards warrants a dedicated H&S presence at the accident site, the post holder will be required to deploy to the site to support the lead inspector 

About you 

You hold a National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health (NEBOSH) certificate, have strong communication skills and engage professionally with staff of all backgrounds, holding the ability to draft accurate, concise reports. You work well independently, acting on your own initiative and making balanced decisions, displaying the confidence to challenge at all levels for the benefit of overall safety. 

You are proficient with the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. 

Applying 

When completing your CV & Personal Statement, please ensure to evidence the following: 

- The ability to put forward strong recommendations which improve ways of working and reduce risk 
- Experience in identifying training needs 
- Strong communication skills 
- Experience of reviewing policies 

About us 

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department. 

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future. 

Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport

DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. 

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.

Qualifications

National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health (NEBOSH) certificate

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Changing and Improving
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing

Benefits Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Benefits

Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Allowances

£3,000 Year Recruitment and Retention Allowance

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include: 
• an interview 
• an interview with one or more exercises 
• a full day of activities including interactive, written and timed exercises 

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here 

Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about: 
• what energises and motivates you 
• how you would manage situations relevant to the role 
• your previous experience 
• your professional skills and knowledge 

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within. 


Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information Contact point for applicants

For further information on this vacancy please contact - Danny.Harwood@dft.gov.uk

Sift/interview dates and location

The sift is due to take place 02/07/19 

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held 15/07/19 

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates. 

Further information

We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel. 

We may hold a merit list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post. Within the merit list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies. 

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process. 

Reasonable adjustment 

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes. 
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should: 
Contact Government Recruitment Service via DfTRecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs 

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional 

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. 

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact 

Government Recruitment Services via email: dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk 

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: 
Click here to visit Civil Service Commission. 

Any move to the Department for Transport (DfT) will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. 

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