Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.
We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.
We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Legal, Risk and Health and Safety Department at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
As Health and Safety Advisor you will be responsible for providing advice and support across all areas of Kew including Events, Horticulture, Science and Construction.
The Legal, Risk and Health and Safety Department, works in close partnership with all the Directorates of RBG Kew to help it achieve its mission and work. The Department does this by providing professional support and advice, including the production of policies, guidance, workshops and training. The Department also monitors, inspects and investigates to help ensure that staff and visitors are able to work and enjoy the sites safely.
Due to the nature of the organisation, and the size and complexity of the diverse activities it undertakes across all disciplines (e.g. Science, Horticulture, Construction, Festivals etc), RBG Kew has a wide range of health and safety related challenges and risks. The role of Health and Safety Advisor requires a firm understanding of health and safety law and related principles and the ability to apply this in the provision of competent and helpful support to colleagues.
The applicant will need to have extensive working knowledge and experience of providing health and safety support ideally within a medium to large, complex organisation. In addition to general health and safety knowledge, the applicant should have a working knowledge and experience of event safety and construction safety, including CDM 2015.
Salary will be £30,000 - £35,861 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Benefits include competitive annual leave allowance, excellent pension, a flexible benefits scheme, as well as a great working environment.
For full details on this role please visit our website link https://careers.kew.org/vacancy/health-safety-advisor-302476.html from our website.
Closing date: 21 February 2017.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.
No agencies please.