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Health and Safety Officer - Dundee

Job summary

Salary
£31266 - £35813
Location
Dundee
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
02 August 2021 at midnight
Reference
IRC87077 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Health and Safety Officer within the Corporate Services Department based in Dundee. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

Overview
Social Security Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government. In Scotland we have a number of devolved benefits, and it’s our responsibility to ensure that they are managed correctly and fairly, delivering those benefits to the 1.4 million people who rely on them. 

Dignity, fairness and respect are at the core of everything we do. We demonstrate these values by making our work as transparent and accountable as possible. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that is representative of the clients we serve.

Our benefits will help people from all walks of life in Scotland and it is crucial our workforce reflects this diversity. We aim to develop within Social Security Scotland, a positive and inclusive culture, which supports our people to flourish, by embedding a working environment where we all treat each other with dignity and respect, and recognise each other’s contributions.

Colleagues of Social Security Scotland work in a diverse, supportive environment. In certain roles staff use flexible working. We are happy to accept your application if you wish to work part-time. You will have a minimum 5 weeks of annual leave (pro rata) in addition to all public and privilege holidays.

Roles within Scottish Government allow for a number of other benefits including great support from managers through monthly conversations and a strong mentoring scheme. All staff are given a workstation assessment so that we can make you as comfortable as possible in your new role by putting in place any reasonable adjustments you may require.

Qualifications Required
Grad IOSH membership with a recognised, relevant degree-level qualification and have begun their journey towards Chartered status.

Nebosh General Certificate (Fire Safety) or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss. 

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. You will have relevant health and safety knowledge and experience with a proven track record of promoting health and safety and implementing measures and controls that keep people safe.
2. Be able to demonstrate your contribution to the delivery of successful health and safety projects or initiatives.
3. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop effective working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the Webex app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Gillian Simcox who can be reached at Gillian.Simcox@socialsecurity.gov.scot

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team via recruitment@socialsecurity.gov.scot.

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