Health and Safety Manager

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Safer People, Safer Places

Health and Safety Manager

Firefighters go towards dangerous situations in order to save lives when others are trying to get away.  Supporting all of our staff in being safe at work and being effective in helping members of our communities is essential to our aim of Safer People, Safer Places.

We are looking to welcome a Health and Safety Manager into our diverse and high performing Service.

As the Health and Safety Manager you will be supporting a small Health and Safety team and partners in other departments in embedding a positive Health and Safety culture for the Service.

The right person will offer: qualified advice balancing operational effectiveness and health and safety practice; be responsible for collaboration on health and safety activity; development of their team; and help in recognising and reducing the impacts of hazards.

You will hold as a minimum a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent Level 6 qualification in Health and Safety or above and be committed to your own development.  You will have excellent knowledge of current health and safety legislation and practices sufficient to carry out reviews of Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service’s (LFRS) health and safety policies and procedures. You will have excellent communication skills with a focus on customer service.

We want you to help make our communities safe; join our family.

Advert opens: 17 November 2021

Closing date:  01 December 2021

Interview and test date: 16-17 December 2021

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, generous leave entitlement plus public holidays, public sector pension (subject to pension scheme rules), on-site gym facilities, free onsite parking, emergency services discount card and use of our occupational health unit. You will also be supported with further training as required.

You will automatically be enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), this is a tax approved, defined benefit occupational pension scheme. Your contributions are based on your earnings and you can choose from different income options when you retire.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Furthermore, we want to create a work environment where everyone feels safe, can be themselves and can perform their roles to the best of their abilities. We have signed up with a number of nationally recognised organisations that promote equality, diversity and inclusion and we are working with them to help us achieve our objectives. These organisations include:

  • Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI)
  • Department of Works and Pension’s Disability Confident scheme
  • British Sign Language Charter
  • Asians in the Fire Service Association (AFSA)

Pension Considerations

Annual Allowance- Please note that it is your personal responsibility to check whether by applying/accepting this position it would result in any Annual Allowance implications. A breach in the Annual Allowance threshold could result in a Tax charge. Further information on Annual Allowance can be obtained from our Pensions team.

Lifetime Allowance – Please note that it is your personal responsibility to check whether by applying/accepting this position it would result in any Lifetime Allowance implications. A breach in the Lifetime Allowance threshold will result in a Tax charge. Further information on Lifetime Allowance can be obtained from our Pensions team.

To apply for this job please visit leics-fire.gov.uk.