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Health and Safety Assistant

If you are looking for an interesting and challenging career then come and work for us!




Closing Date:

3 July 2022 at Midnight






Headquarters, Stocklake, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1BD


£27,270 – £27,663 per annum


  • Full time
  • Permanent contract
  • 37 hour week 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Good annual leave entitlement
  • Employee benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health
  • Free onsite parking
  • Onsite gym facilities

We have an excellent opportunity available for someone looking for a Health and Safety Assistant role.

As our new Health and Safety Assistant, you will help implement our Safety Management System, ensuring compliance with all legislation impacting Authority policies and procedures, and the requirements to ensure the safety of employees and those who may be affected by the work of the Authority.

Day-to-day tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the functionality of the electronic safety event database, including liaising with users, the supplier, and the Health and Safety Advisor
  • Analysing safety events data – identifying trends and generating reports for the Service
  • Developing and delivering health and safety training packages in conjunction with the Health and Safety Advisor
  • Developing and delivering health and safety communications using a range of media
  • Providing budgetary assistance to the Health and Safety Team
  • Deputising for the Health and Safety Advisor

You should have experience in risk assessment methodology and have good organisational skills as the role requires dealing with various conflicting priorities. You will also be required to have excellent communication skills as you will be dealing with people from all levels of the organisation and externally.

The role will also involve interrogating data, as such, you will need to be analytical, numerate, and able to problem-solve effectively.

For further information about the role please review the job description, which can be downloaded via the link to the right.

 (Internal applicants please log in using your iTrent Self Service username and password)


Frequently Asked Questions

I have a disability – can I apply for a Support Staff role?

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Yes you can. We welcome all applications. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked if you have a disability, and asked to give details of the type of adjustments you may require in order to take part in the selection process and to fulfil the role you are applying for, should you be successful. Each case will be considered on an individual basis and, where reasonable adjustments can be made, your application will be progressed.

Do Support Staff receive a pension?

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Yes, our Support Staff are enrolled into a local government pension scheme, unless they choose to opt out.

Do you offer any work experience or volunteering opportunities?

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Yes. Although we do not offer operational work experience opportunities, we do have a number of Support Staff work experience roles available. However, this is dependent on the department you wish to work in.

Unfortunately, we do not offer volunteering opportunities.

Are there any apprentice opportunities available?

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Yes. Apprentice opportunities are listed on the Jobs page when they become available.

Are Support Staff members eligible for any employee benefits?

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Yes, there are many benefits to being a member of the Support Staff team, these include but are not limited to:
– Free on-site gyms
– Free on-site parking
– Employee assistance programme
– Childcare vouchers/tax-free childcare
– Annual leave entitlement
– Maternity/paternity leave
– Pension scheme
– Ride to work bicycle scheme

Would I receive a pension as a Support Staff employee?

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Yes, you would be enrolled into a local government pension scheme.

Do you check if your employees have a criminal record?

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We undertake Disclosure and Barring Checks for employees in all front facing roles, and where:
– Employees are new to the Authority and appointed to a role where a check is necessary
– When existing employees move into a role where a check is necessary and do not have an in-date check
– As part of the three yearly renewal process for all employees with enhanced checks
During the three-year period, if there is anything relevant, employees are required to declare it.

My faith requires me to fast; can I still apply for Support Staff roles?

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Yes, you can still fast, but it is important that all members of the Service are able to perform their core role while on duty. We encourage staff who choose to fast to discuss it with their line manager. Employees have a responsibility for being fit for duty and, where fasting has affected a member of staff adversely, they must tell their manager immediately.

What are the working hours for Support Staff roles?

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Contractual hours of work for Support Staff employees are 37 hours a week. Their normal pattern of work is agreed with their line manager, and can be varied to meet service requirements following appropriate consultation with the employee.