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Administrator - Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing Service

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the team we are recruiting to

The Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing Service provides the necessary professional expertise to help managers and employees to maintain a healthy and safe working environment, providing a quality, equality focused service. 

The service is staffed by a team of qualified, professional nurses, ergonomists, medical officers, counsellors and health and safety officers who are members of their respective professional bodies, i.e. the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the General Medical Council and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).  They are supported by an integrated administration team. 

The Occupational Health Service aims to support the organisation in establishing and maintaining physical and mental wellbeing in the work force in the following ways:

  • To provide managers and employees with practical, independent advice on health issues 
  • To help to prevent work related ill health 
  • To ensure compliance with relevant occupational health legislation 

The core services it provides are: 

  • Pre-employment medical clearance 
  • Health assessments  
  • Health surveillance 
  • First aid management 

The Health and Safety Service aims are:

  • To support, guide and advise the Council in meeting statutory requirements to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of employees, service users and visitors involved in, or affected by, Council activities  
  • To promote a positive safety culture throughout the Authority, ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all
  • To provide commitment and a service that is responsive, customer-focused and supportive  

The core services it provides are: 

  • Audit, inspection and monitoring 
  • Accident and incident monitoring and investigation 
  • Health and safety training 
  • Health and safety advice 

The Counselling Service aims are:

  • To offer confidential support to all employees of Coventry City Council and other external agencies 
  • To help improve mental wellbeing throughout the organisation 

The core services it provides are: 

  • Counselling (face to face and telephone)  
  • Trauma interventions  
  • Group therapy 
  • Wellbeing events 
  • Mediation 
  • Wellbeing training 

Our service offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional development, whether you are experienced in your field of work or wish to gain further experience. 

You will be working with a successful and friendly team of professionals who will provide help and support, facilitating and enhancing learning and development opportunities.

What is the job role?

We are looking for an experienced administrator to work within a busy Service area environment, helping to providing a confidential administrative support service to the Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing teams. The post is for a fixed term to cover maternity leave for the current postholder for up to 12 months.

The duties will include providing a reception and telephone service, maintaining information systems, liaison with a wide range of managers, employees and external agencies. 


Who are we looking for?

You will have:

Good communication skills

Be able to maintain confidential information

Be organised and have the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

You will be able to work as part of a team. 

Excellent administrative and ICT skills are essential.

Experienced in following administration processes and procedures.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

Interview date: Thursday 10th December 2020


Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

Coventry City Council

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