Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £27,009 to £28,497 27009 - Scale 5
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Climate, Homes and Economy
Public Realm
Closing date

Hackney Council is passionate about its Sustainability and Environmental Services, and committed to continue to maintain and enhance its public realm and estates, as well as putting in measures to help address the climate emergency in both the short term and into the future. This is an exciting time to join the newly restructured Sustainability & Environmental Services Team and contribute to our ambitions, and as the Health and Safety Assistant you will be supporting our work to make Hackney cleaner, safer and greener. 

Sustainability and Environmental Services is based at the Waste Services Depot on Millfields Road. We employ around 650 staff and over 120 vehicles are used to deliver the services, which are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Working with the Health and Safety Manager you will help ensure all services operate safely and strive to improve the health, safety and welfare of all employees.

You will help to promote a positive health and safety culture in the workplace. You will undergo training in order to possess in-depth, working knowledge of current health and safety practices and legislation and, alongside the Health and Safety Manager, you will be responsible, using your knowledge, to control risks and ensure the services meet current safety standards and that all employees comply with safety policies and practices.

You should have proven IT skills and be a good communicator, with the ability to plan work, inspire and motivate staff.  You will be a team player who can coordinate work with other departments, contractors and service managers.  Good judgement and decision making skills are essential in this role, as is being able to deal with staff in a professional manner. 

We are looking for a highly driven Health and Safety Assistant who can work under pressure, has excellent organisational and motivational skills and has the ability to complete further training. You will need to be available to work flexible hours to ensure there is support available to the service as necessary.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

Closing date for applications: 03 July 2022

Interview date: TBC

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

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