Trainee Health & Safety Consultant - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £23,871.00
Closing date: 11 Dec 2022
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 9761
Role: Apprenticeships
About the role

Trainee Health & Safety Consultant

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £23,871.00

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: 11th December 2022

The Opportunity

Here at Essex County Council, we take our Health and Safety responsibilities very seriously. As a result, we have created new roles with our Health and Safety Team to support the Council’s arrangements for complying with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and provide expertise in all health and safety related matters.

We have a created a new team structure that values and encourages learning and development whilst providing real opportunity for those seeking a long-term career in the Health and Safety profession. 

Under the supervision of a Lead Consultant or Manager, the Trainee Health and Safety Consultant will support the team to provide health and safety advice, guidance and training to enable the organisation to ensure that statutory obligations are met. They will support a pragmatic health and safety agenda and support management to ensure that the council has arrangements in place for the effective management of health, safety and welfare, contributing to a strong and positive health and safety culture and awareness across the Council.

This role will undertake the Safety, Health and Environment Technician Apprenticeship, which will include professional training towards gaining the NEBOSH certificate as well as on the job training to build experience, knowledge and confidence in all areas of Health and Safety. Eventually being able to independently respond to stakeholder needs and delivering a service which makes a real difference to how the organisation manages health and safety risks.


  • Undertake professional training towards gaining the NEBOSH certificate and undertake the training programme with due diligence and commitment.
  • Under supervision, contribute to the delivery of the health and safety advisory provision, to support a positive health and safety culture across the council and promote health and safety awareness and good practice to stakeholders. 
  • Under supervision, work with stakeholders to provide a support and advice service, enabling them to effectively manage health and safety hazards associated with Council activities and its commissioned services.
  • Support colleagues in reviewing health and safety policies and guidance, using this as an opportunity to gain knowledge.
  • Support colleagues to deliver health and safety training across the council, including ECC controlled schools, and to external clients, using this as an opportunity to gain experience and build confidence.
  • Support colleagues to carry out health and safety management audits to ensure compliance with health and safety law and ECC policy, using the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience.
  • Under supervision, support stakeholders to ensure health and safety best practice, industry standards and statutory requirements are met, including addressing queries provided from the support desk
  • Support stakeholders in the use of health and safety management systems, including, support desk cover as required by the needs of the service.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Educated to A-level standard or above.
  • Evidence of ability to learn quickly to acquire professional and expert knowledge in Health and Safety in a Local Authority context.
  • Ability to work in a health and safety related role within a complex organisation.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to build relationships by engaging with services.
  • Ability to write clear reports and communicate well face to face.
  • With training, ability to deliver Health and Safety training.

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Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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