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Head of Health and Safety

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Job summary

Salary
£49420 - £61617
Location
Edinburgh
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
09 August 2021 at midnight
Reference
IRC88039 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Head of Health and Safety within National Records of Scotland based in Edinburgh. 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.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a Non-Ministerial Department of the Scottish Government. Our purpose is to collect, preserve and produce information about Scotland's people and history and make it available to inform current and future generations.

We are currently seeking applications for a new post; Head of Health and Safety. You will ensure that NRS meets its statutory obligations for health & safety and fire safety and will be the senior Competent Person appointed under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

NRS is an organisation of 500 people made up of different specialisms ie Archivist, Conservators, IT and Statisticians. We are spread across 6 buildings with additional sub-tenants, 3 of the buildings are listed.

Essential Criteria
1. A strong track record in H&S management and delivery in a medium or large sized organisation, working within corporate governance and recommending/taking actions to ensure corporate compliance with H&S legislation.
2. The ability to develop and implement successful H&S strategy, policy and practice, informed by organisational performance information and H&S legal and compliance frameworks.
3. Strong record of being able to influence, negotiate and collaborate effectively with proven expertise working with diverse and senior stakeholders, building consensus towards delivery of improved H&S practice.
4. Demonstrable experience in undertaking assurance reviews, risk assessments or business continuity planning to improve H&S practice and approaches.

Nationality Requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil  Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

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 learn more about this opportunity, please contact Linda Sinclair, Director of Corporate Services and Accountable Officer, by email at Linda.Sinclair@nrscotland.gov.uk.

To apply for this post, you will need to provide the information requested below via the online application process. These must be combined into one document as the system can only accept a single document upload per application.

A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Add to your CV your personal statement (no longer than 750 words) explaining why you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience suitable for this role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.

Failure to submit a single combined document (CV and personal statement) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.

When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification.

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. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to 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. 

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



We are currently seeking applications for a Head of Health and Safety within National Records of Scotland based in Edinburgh. 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.



National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a Non-Ministerial Department of the Scottish Government. Our purpose is to collect, preserve and produce information about Scotland's people and history and make it available to inform current and future generations.



We are currently seeking applications for a new post; Head of Health and Safety. You will ensure that NRS meets its statutory obligations for health & safety and fire safety and will be the senior Competent Person appointed under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.



NRS is an organisation of 500 people made up of different specialisms ie Archivist, Conservators, IT and Statisticians. We are spread across 6 buildings with additional sub-tenants, 3 of the buildings are listed.
Qualifications Required



For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers 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. A strong track record in H&S management and delivery in a medium or large sized organisation, working within corporate governance and recommending/taking actions to ensure corporate compliance with H&S legislation.



2. The ability to develop and implement successful H&S strategy, policy and practice, informed by organisational performance information and H&S legal and compliance frameworks.



3. Strong record of being able to influence, negotiate and collaborate effectively with proven expertise working with diverse and senior stakeholders, building consensus towards delivery of improved H&S practice.



4. Demonstrable experience in undertaking assurance reviews, risk assessments or business continuity planning to improve H&S practice and approaches.



Nationality requirements



This job is broadly open to the following groups:



          UK nationals



          nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs



          nationals of the Republic of Ireland



          nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European      Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)



          relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service



          relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil           Service



          certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals



Further Information



For further information on this vacancy, please contact Michal Wawrzyniak by email at michal.wawrzyniak@nrscotland.gov.uk. To apply for this post, you will need to provide the information requested below via the online application process. These must be combined into one document as the system can only accept a single document upload per application.



A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Add to your CV your personal statement (no longer than 750 words) explaining why you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience suitable for this role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.



Failure to submit a single combined document (CV and personal statement) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.



When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification.



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. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to 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.  



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



 

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