Health And Safety Officer – Portsmouth

Technical Industries:
  • Built Environment
Job Type:
  • Temporary
Reference Number: 5119404
Portsmouth, UK


Role: Health and Safety Officer
Location: Portsmouth

Rate: Negotiable


Temporary Health and Safety Officer role for up to 6 Months

Job purpose
Assisting the H&S Manager in ensuring the operational efficiency of the Health and Safety team to deliver on its areas of responsibility.
To act as a competent person in accordance with Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
To provide information, advice and support in health, safety and risk management as directed by the H&S Manager

Job activities
Be a resource available to managers for ensuring compliance with relevant H&S legislation and council policies.
Provide competent H&S advice, and functional support for Council employees, schools employees and other employees, in accordance with corporate policies/procedures and traded service agreements
Provide H&S advice and support in reviewing incident reports and any subsequent investigations
Deliver mandatory H&S training sessions to staff and those within the scope of the H&S Traded Service including risk assessment and manual handling techniques
Provide H&S advisory support in resolving issues identified in Workstation assessments in accordance the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations

Criteria Essential (E) or Desirable (D)
Education and Training
NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety E
Manual Handling trainer/assessor qualification E

Practical experience in providing H&S advice and guidance within a large organisation E
Practical experience in delivering classroom based H&S training E
A working knowledge of using Windows based applications. E
Experience in producing correspondence and reports for internal and external clients D

Skill and abilities
Excellent inter-personal and project participation skills E
Highly developed presentation skills E
Able to work with minimal direction and achieve positive outcomes E
Excellent written and oral communication skills E
Able to use audiovisual equipment appropriately within the context of training D
Computer literate E
Ability to work effectively as part of a team E
Tenacity and the ability to achieve objectives E
Able to organise, plan and work methodically E


Full, clean driving licence E
Ability to undertake the practical elements of manual handling E


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