Health & Safety Adviser - SBO03188

Scottish Borders Council

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Job Details

Grade: 9a
Hourly Rate: £18.9290 - £20.6890 per hour
Salary: £34,545.39 - £37,757.38 per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent


Post readvertised - Closing Date 27 October 2019

Role Purpose

An opportunity has arisen within the Health and Safety Team at Newtown St Boswells. The successful candidate will form part of a team of Health and Safety Advisers in the delivery of professional and specialist Health and Safety advice to all functions of the Council. Key responsibilities include accident review and investigation; general, COSHH and Fire risk assessments; and training delivery. You will be based at Council Headquarters, but you will be expected to travel regularly to various locations in the Borders.


NEBOSH Occupational Health and Safety Diploma or equivalent
Membership of a relevant body (minimum GradIOSH)

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.

* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries can be made to Stuart Ford, email or Tel 01835 826553


Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit. 

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