Health and Safety Officer

Posted 4 months ago by Unison
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £45,491 per annum incl. London Weighting Allowance
Sector Corporate HSE, Environmental Health & Safety, Occupational Health & Hygiene , Risk management
Posted 4 months ago
Apply by Wednesday, 1 May 2019

UNISON is the UK’s leading public services trade union, with over 1.3 million members working in the public sector, private, voluntary and community sectors and in the energy services. We employ approximately 1,200 staff, with around 370 at our national centre in Euston in central London and the remainder in our 12 regions across the UK, including Northern Ireland.

Health and Safety Officer
Human Resources and Staff Development Department
Starting Salary: £45,491 per annum incl. London Weighting Allowance 
35 hours per week
UNISON Centre, London NW1
Ref: ORD/75

UNISON is seeking a Health and Safety Officer to work within the Human Resource and Staff Development team.  The role of the Health and Safety Officer will focus on providing guidance and support to managers in implementing UNISON’s Staff Health and Safety policies, procedures and practices.  They will be responsible for developing and updating these policies and procedures.

The post-holder will be responsible for managing staff risk assessments, return to work assessments and occupational health assessments and implementation of the outcomes.  They will oversee all accident reporting and regularly review and report on UNISON’s performance. The will manage the allocated budget for Staff Health and Safety and implement agreed well-being strategies and initiatives.

The post-holder will have detailed knowledge of Health and Safety law, regulations, codes of practice and good practice.  They will have general awareness of environmental issues in the workplace and potential overlaps with health and safety issues.  They will be required to hold a NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety qualification or equivalent.

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Please send four copies of the completed application form along with the recruitment and disability monitoring form to Human Resources & Staff Development Department, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY quoting ref: ORD/75.

Completed application forms must be received by no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 01 May 2019.

Interviews for this position will be held on 22 May 2019.

UNISON is a dynamic, progressive union, committed to equality. We encourage men and women of all ages, black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to work with us.