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The role

About Southwark

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Southwark Council as a Divisional Health and Safety Manager within Southwark Repairs/Asset Management Division.

Southwark Repairs provides 24 hours, seven day a week repairs and maintenance services to the residents of Southwark Council housing stock. The service delivers approximately 50,000 individual repair orders and over 1000 refurbishments to void properties each year.

The role:

The role will focus on the development, management and implementation of the health and safety and risk function within the Repairs/Asset Management Division ensuring that a health and safety management system is in place and maintained in line with both corporate standards and current legislation.

The post will also develop and maintain a health and safety strategy for Repairs/Asset Management as an effective framework for improving standards throughout the division and be responsible for its delivery, monitoring and reporting of its progress. The role will require the candidate to promote health and safety awareness and responsibilities whilst monitoring, auditing and ensuring that the safe working practices of all staff and sub-contractors are in place.

About you:

You will be required to act as a divisional advisory service in relation to Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. Providing guidance on (and fulfilling where appropriate) roles and responsibilities to ensure divisional compliance.  

To be considered you will need to have excellent understanding of the repair and maintenance sector risks, hazards and solutions.

Benefits and more information:

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 28 days basic annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 36 days with continuous service, a generous local government salary related pension, cycle to work and cycle loan scheme, season-ticket loan, confidential wellbeing and counselling support. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our Staff Benefits page.

Additional details

This is a full time post, contractual hours are 36 per week. You may be required to work and attend meetings out of hours. You will be expected to work flexibly across the different geographical locations of Traded Services sites and operations within the Borough.

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: Sunday 19 February 2023
Interview dates: week commencing Monday 27 February 2023

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.