Health and Safety Officer

Posted 12 months ago by Royal Shakespeare Company
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Competitive
Sector Corporate HSE
Posted 12 months ago
Apply by Sunday, 14 April 2019

We are looking for a proactive and pragmatic individual to join the RSC as a Health and Safety Officer.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience of working in a Health and Safety role to join a small team that has a big impact on the work we do.

What will the role in involve? You will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out workplace inspections and writing reports
  • Delivering health and safety training courses to staff
  • Advising staff across departments on health and safety matters
  • Promoting a positive health and safety culture
  • Carrying out incident investigations and writing reports
  • Developing our Focus Fortnights programme to highlight health and safety in the workplace.

The ideal candidate will work well both in a team as well as independently and be able to effectively prioritise their workload. You will be personable when dealing with staff queries, advising on risk assessments and completing investigations. You will also have a confident and competent approach to delivering training to all staff.

We are looking for someone who holds a NEBOSH General Certificate (or equivalent) and a Level 3 certificate in Education and Training (or equivalent), as a minimum. You must also be a member of IOSH. You won’t necessarily have experience of working in the theatre industry but should be willing to take on the new challenges and adapt to the complexities of such an interesting and far-reaching organisation as the RSC.

This is a full-time position based in Stratford-upon-Avon. You will work 35 hours per week. The working pattern could be flexible for the right candidate with earlier or later starts. This role will include occasional travel to our London offices; usually once a month.

For further details and to apply, please visit If you need any assistance when applying, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01789 412625 or email

Closing date for applications is 31 March 2019
Interviews to be held week commencing 8 April 2019

The RSC strives for excellence, and values integrity, inclusion, ambition and innovation. We act with respect, show leadership and build resilient ways of working in all our activities.

We aim to create a welcoming, supportive environment which is happy, healthy and safe. We place great importance upon developing a diverse, highly motivated and energised workforce to help achieve our priorities. We put our values at the heart of everything we do.

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all individuals.

The Royal Shakespeare Company (no. 212481) is a publicly funded registered charity.