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Health & Safety Officer

Posted 3 months ago by Hays Health and Safety
Location
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £28000 - £31000 per annum + Benefits
Sector Public Sector
Posted 3 months ago
Apply by Thursday, 10 January 2019

Your new company
I am currently working with a highly successful further education college based in London who offered educational services to thousands of students from age 16 upwards. Spread across 5 sites the college offers a range of courses at varying levels of qualifications.

Your new role
This college is looking to build upon its current Health & Safety provision with an appointment of a new Health & Safety Officer. Your new role as a Health & Safety Officer will be responsible for coordinating, supporting and advising the College on all aspects in regards to Health & Safety. You will be tasked with establishing and monitoring standards, processes, communications and training in order to make sure health & safety standards remain high.

Some of the main duties in this position may include:

  • Working alongside the Health & Safety Manager, Head of Estates & Facilities and other staff members to drive a positive health & safety culture
  • Dealing with queries and questions regarding health, safety & the environment and providing competent advice
  • Ensuring in-house procedures associated with DSE & eye-tests and Student Excursions are adhered to and all staff and students are aware of the health & safety standards
  • Undertaking risk assessments and providing support to help other complete them
  • Completing inspections and audits
  • Taking responsibility for fire drills and fire alarms
  • Providing training to support on all matters of health & safety
  • Improving accident reporting and completing accident investigations to minimise further risk

This is a varied role which will develop a good health & safety skills portfolio.


What you'll need to succeed

In order to be successful for the Health & Safety Officer position you will need to hold at minimum the NEBOSH National General Certificate and have a practical ability to demonstrate good health & safety knowledge from a similar role. You must be a collaborative individual with a 'can-do' and 'make it happen' attitude with strong communication skills. You must also be able to travel from site-to-site. You do not need previous experience within the education background but previous health & safety experience is essential. You will also need to complete an Enhanced Disclosure application.

What you'll get in return

If you are successful in your application you will be offered a salary in the region of £28,000 - £31,000 as well as generous holiday allowance of 28 days annual leave rising to 31 days after 5 years of service plus bank holidays and additional leave over Christmas. You will also be enrolled into a Local Government Pension Scheme. Other benefits include annual season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, free on-site parking, employee assistance, on site gym facilities and many more...

What you need to do now
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