Health & Safety Manager
Up to £40,750, £43,014 or £45,278, dependent on location
35 hours per week
Blind Veterans UK is the national charity helping blind ex-service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives. We offer blind veterans access to the highest quality of services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.
We have a superb opportunity for a Health & Safety Manager to be responsible for overseeing our health and safety practices throughout the charity. You will ensure appropriate assessment, understanding, management and assurance of the issues and risks, as well as driving continuous improvement and cultural development across all areas.
The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of Health and Safety policy and process, a NEBOSH National Diploma (or equivalent) and relevant experience, preferably in the care sector. Based from home, you will act as a Business Partner, regularly liaising with our teams across the Community, in our London Headquarters and in our two Centres in Brighton and Llandudno.
You will be experienced in drafting and updating health and safety policies and guidance and you’ll ensure our staff understand their responsibilities. You will also ensure timely and accurate recording of accidents, incidents and near misses and drive forward all actions needed to manage and minimise risk.
As part of your role, you will work with colleagues across the charity who organise and run our fundraising and other events, to ensure thorough risk assessments are carried out and all necessary steps are taken to ensure the safety of the public, our employees and our Blind Veterans.
Confident, friendly and an excellent communicator, you will have the ability to develop relationships and influence at all levels. You will be IT literate, outcome focussed and able to prioritise and manage your time effectively.
In return, we offer the opportunity to be part of a team that transforms lives, free life assurance, generous pension scheme, employee assistance programme and an excellent working environment.
This position is subject to enhanced disclosure and barring service checks
Closing date: Sunday 26 May 2019, midnight
Interview date: Thursday 6 June 2019, in London
To be considered for this role please send your CV and supporting statement no more than 500 words outlining your suitability for the role in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note only applicants who submit a CV with a supporting statement can be considered.
Due to the high number of enquiries and applications we receive for our vacancies we’re unable to acknowledge each one, so if you haven't heard from us within a week of the closing date, please assume that we won't be inviting you for an interview. You are, of course, welcome to try again if a suitable post comes up. We are unable to provide feedback to candidates not shortlisted for interview.