This Health & Safety Manager opportunity at learning disability charity Brandon Trust is a key role; reporting to the Head of Quality & Governance, with accountability to the Chief Executive, your impact will be organisation wide.
Brandon exists to enable children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and autism to live life in the way they choose. We provide high-quality, individualised support to around 1,600 people and have a staff team of over 2,000. Operating across southern England and London, support is provided by a widely dispersed workforce, including public spaces and the homes of the people we support.
Our employees have a duty to work safely and meet a range of regulatory standards and Brandon is committed to continuous improvement and to the highest standards of quality and safety; which you will drive.
About the role
Based at our head office in Bristol, but with a requirement to travel across our regions, you’ll be responsible for organisational compliance with health, safety and environment (HSE) and related legislation.
You’ll develop, influence, manage and promote a positive HSE culture and will work with a wide range of people. You’ll advise on all possible risks and offer clear solutions, as well as provide assured oversight and recommendations to Trustees.
You’ll review current systems to ensure our teams are equipped to deliver safe yet person centred services that are fully compliant with regulatory requirements and drive continuous improvement. You’ll prepare HSE strategies and develop internal assurance systems and policies, as well as manage inspections, risk assessments and improvement plans. You’ll also line manage the health and safety coordinator.
You’ll have a successful track record in managing health & safety, including experience of interacting effectively with a wide range of influential stakeholders including senior managers, trustees, external auditors and contractors, and of managing quality assurance and audit procedures. You’ll hold a relevant professional qualification (NEBOSH or equivalent).
Your energetic, flexible approach enthuses people and gains commitment to implementing essential procedures and safe working practices. Able to analyse complex data, draw meaningful conclusions and prepare reports, you have good grounding in IT systems and other applications. A full driving licence is essential.
We provide career development opportunities and a range of benefits.
To find out more please call Tanya Abbott (Director of Operations) on 01179 528212.
Closing date: 27 October 2019. Interviews will be held on Friday 8th November 2019.
No agencies please.
Successful applicants for this role will require a Basic DBS check.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.