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Health and Safety Specialist

Job Description

A Local Authority based in Hertfordshire is currently recruiting for a Health and Safety Specialist to join their team as soon as possible.

This is a full time, temporary position and the ideal candidate will have experience of events and Infectious disease control.

The purpose of the role is to act on behalf of the council to ensure that events are managed safely. You will be responsible for ensuring compliance with legal requirements, but also assisting event organisers, especially smaller community based groups via guidance to produce suitable event risk assessments.


  • Collaborate with Infection Prevention and Control professionals to interpret all relevant guidance, and consider the implications on health and safety for all staff, volunteers and citizens involved in delivering events
  • Use a range of resources to implement relevant guidance to ensure the effective operation of a COVID-secure events
  • Contribute to the development of strategies and plans, including site specific plans
  • Review and provide feedback on any, plans and guidelines already produced within WBC.
  • Interpret and implement guidance on the types of controls including PPE, cleaning equipment and regimes, waste disposal and other resources as necessary
  • Advise on, develop and, where necessary, deliver training to Managers, staff, on Health and Safety and Infection Control Matters.
  • Provide a Single Point of Contact for queries and advice relating to the operation of COVID secure events.
  • Work with colleagues and event organisers to provide advice and where necessary in-person support through visits to event sites before and during Events.
  • Review and provide feedback on any processes and how these could be improved.


  • Qualification (NEBOSH Diploma) and experience in health and safety essential, infection prevention and control desirable.
  • Longer hours and out-of-hours required in the lead up to and during larger events
  • Ability to travel in a COVID-secure way to multiple sites across the borough.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering between £25 and £26 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (approx. £620 - £640 p/week NET after deductions) dependant on experience and qualifications. So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967
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