Closing date: 28th Feb., 2017
About the job
Great Britain’s health and safety record is the envy of much of the world. Central to this is our work to protect people by managing risk in a proportionate and effective way, supporting innovation and increasing productivity.
Work-related ill health is a problem for every section of society, with conditions ranging from cancer and other long-latency diseases to stress and musculoskeletal disorders. Greater awareness of the harm, costs and preventability of work-related ill health should drive collective action to improve health outcomes. You will be at the heart of this.
About the role
Joining us as an Occupational Health Inspector, you’ll be at the front line of our Field Operations Division (FOD), working with all areas within HSE. You will cover the health and safety of all UK employment sectors: construction, agriculture, general manufacturing, engineering, food and drink, quarries, entertainment, education, and local and central government.
You will use your occupational health expertise to focus on work-related health concerns and reportable occupational ill-health. We’ll look to you to conduct inspections and investigations, take enforcement action and support operational colleagues. Alongside this, you’ll train and mentor trainee Health and Safety Inspectors, contribute to guidance reviews and policy work
As a Registered Nurse and Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Occupational Health), with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, you’ll have demonstrable and extensive experience in delivering occupational healthcare.
We are looking for high calibre specialists who can, under challenge, think strategically, identify underlying core issues, and engage at different levels both with colleagues, site technical staff and at the most senior levels within an organisation. You will be decisive and able to influence those organisations to bring about improvements.
You will have:
• Strong communication skills to influence change at all levels in the organisations we regulate;
• Sound analytical skills to identify underlying gaps and deficiencies related to risk management;
• Initiative and decisiveness, making sound decisions based on available evidence;
• Good organisational and planning skills taking responsibility for delivering expected outcomes on time and to the required standard;
• The ability to work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, maintaining positive professional working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders;
• The ability to write effective technical reports and present complex technical information in a clear and concise way for a non-technical audience
About our training
Because our people are just as important as the work we do, you’ll have comprehensive support from your manager and colleagues. In addition to supporting your continuing professional development, you will complete the Regulators Training Programme RTP), providing you with an accredited Diploma in Health and Safety. For more information on Your Development please, copy and paste the following link in your web browser:
Things you need to know
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
Technical Interview Competencies:
• Secure, maintain and develop relevant technical experience – breadth and depth of experience and ability to apply knowledge at the level relevant to the role in HSE.
• Understanding and complying with statutory (and non-statutory) requirements of current role – ability to understand and comply with legal requirements and technical standards and to carry out dynamic risk assessments in their current role.
• Apply scientific/Technical knowledge – ability to assimilate and analyse information
• Engaging People – Building capability for all
• Overseeing the technical work of others – ability to review, direct and sign-off technical work of others.
Behavioural Interview Competencies:
• Engaging people – Leading and Communicating
• Engaging people – Collaborating and Partnering
• Setting Direction – Making effective decisions
• Delivering results – Delivering at pace
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Working for the Civil Service
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.
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Contact point for applicants
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Your covering letter should address the following points to demonstrate how you fit the essential requirements of this role;
• Your level of responsibility;
• The breadth and depth of your experience;
• The technical quality and standard of your work.
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PLEASE NOTE- THE CLOSING DATE MAY BE BROUGHT FORWARD IF WE REACH OUR MAXIMUM CEILING OF APPLICATIONS PRIOR TO THIS DATE. AS SUCH, EARLY APPLICATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED
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