Director, Employee Relations, Health, Safety and Welfare (GMG/SEG 2)

Reference
VAC-31105
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Environment, Health & Safety
Location
Kingston
Salary
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
13/03/2019
Expiry Date
25/03/2019
The incumbent will develop and implement health, wellness and safety best practices, ensuring compliance with current Government policies.

He/she will work proactively with managers to establish and maintain safe systems of work and safe environment and develop wellness strategies for the improvement of the working environment. 

 

Key Responsibilities

Management/Administrative:

  • Prepares Individual Work Plan based on alignment with Division’s Operational Plan;
  • Prepares annual/quarterly/monthly reports as required;
  • Contributes to the development of the Division’s Operational, Strategic Plan and Budget;
  • Participates in meetings, seminars, conferences and workshops as required.

 

Technical/ Professional:

  • Develops and implements the Ministry’s Health and Safety Policy in consultation with various Divisions and in keeping with Public Sector guidelines;
  • Monitors, evaluates and reviews Health and Safety Policies and Practices to ascertain continued effectiveness and applicability;
  • Advises on a range of specialist areas, such as fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases;
  • Develops wellness programmes based on needs identified within the Ministry and implements programmes in collaboration with various Divisions;
  • Develops and manages counselling programmes for employees;
  • Liaises with Branch Heads to determine best wellness strategies for the development and maintenance of good working environment and relations;
  • Develops/adapts the HIV Workplace Policy for Ministry;
  • Manages and organizes the safe disposal of hazardous substances eg asbestos;
  • Identifies and meets employee training needs in relation to office health and safety;
  • Develops and delivers training sessions, in collaboration with Director, Human Resource Development, to various members of staff;
  • Supports managers to maintain safe systems of work and implement best practices, including providing specialist advice, coaching and practical support as needed;
  • Conducts Risk Assessments on existing or potential office health and safety issues;
  • Implements and assist managers to implement office health and safety procedures;
  • Conducts site visits and audits to evaluate compliance and effectiveness of health and safety systems and procedures;
  • Develops wellness advisories for circulation among staff;
  • Keeps abreast with current health, safety and wellness trends and best practices for continued improvement to Ministry policies, strategies and programmes;
  • Prepares findings and recommendations reports based on site visits and audits conducted;
  • Manages the collection, storage and analysis of accident and other health and safety data to produce management reports, identify trends and recommend corrective action;
  • Investigates circumstances and causes of accidents and takes necessary steps to prevent recurrence;
  • Ensures that staff members are sensitized on emergency exit/escape routes and assembly points;
  • Ensures that emergency drills are conducted (fire etc.);
  • Serves as a member of the Staff Welfare Committee;
  • Develops and implements welfare programmes;
  • Provides advice to the Ministry’s Departments and Agencies for the streamlining of procedures;
  • Ensures installation and continuous training of Safety Wardens.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of office health, wellness and safety policies and strategies
  • Working knowledge of Government operations and systems
  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to Public Health in particular Occupational Health and Wellness
  • Knowledge of Government National Health Programme
  • Excellent oral and written communication skill
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team and results oriented
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health or related Social Sciences;
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a related field


Salary range $1,852,947 – $2,202,571 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.


Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

 

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