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Health and Safety Advisor – full-time, Midlands/home-based
Are you an experienced H&S professional who has worked in, or on behalf of schools, colleges or other similar facilities? Are you able to inspire confidence in non-H&S management with your professional approach, practical advice and support whilst also being happy to ‘roll your sleeves up’ if needed to assist colleagues?
We are looking for a combination of experience and emotional intelligence, so if you pride yourself in providing professional health and safety services whilst understanding how customer service complements your technical skills and knowledge, we’d be keen to talk to you!
You will hopefully have a minimum of three years’ successful health and safety management experience, ideally within education or other similar regulated sectors involving the safety of young people. You will have a NEBOSH General Certificate (or equivalent) and may be working towards higher qualifications.
Although our office is based in Wokingham, this role will require the successful candidate to work remotely from home or our clients’ sites, primarily across the Midlands. Although this provides some flexibility, it also will require you to be proactive and at times, identify tasks without being directed to do so and to liaise directly with our highly regarded clients, both remotely and face to face. You will be able to fluently explain health and safety to customers without making it sound unnecessarily complicated, and be confident in correcting poor or non-compliant practice in a ‘human’ way. Attention to detail, competent use of day-to-day IT systems and good written and verbal communications will all be natural if you are the right person for the job.
We’re a small team making a big impact on an increasing number of clients, helping them to prevent, prepare for and respond to incidents in the UK and overseas. Our clients include leading independent schools, Multi Academy Trusts, the government’s National Citizen Service (NCS), well known brands (and one-man bands) across the youth, adventure, travel and charity sectors.
So in summary, we’re looking for a home-based team member to be the lead consultant in delivering our H&S service level agreements with schools and other clients as we expand this portfolio. The role will involve frequent travel primarily (but not exclusively) in and around sites in the East and West Midlands, and occasional meetings at our offices in Wokingham, from where you will receive the administrative and line management support you need to succeed in the role.
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To provide the centralised focal point for the delivery of health and safety service level agreements.
Reviewing and updating client H&S policies and procedures
Conducting and reviewing client risk assessments
Overseeing, monitoring and auditing completion of routine H&S tasks to help support client governance
Providing proactive updates to headteachers and others on relevant changes to H&S legislation or other statutory measures
Liaising with facilities management partners to ensure a joined-up approach to H&S management
Leading meetings with clients’ senior management and providing briefings to their staff
Leading on the reporting and follow-up of accidents and near misses
Sourcing of external training providers when necessary and coordinating in-school training events
Proactively identifying opportunities for process improvements and communicating these with clients
Supporting in the delivery of safety related training
Staying on top of developments in the world of H&S and updating clients accordingly (such as responding to pandemics, for example!)
Starting salary £35,000pa, £4k car allowance, company bonus plus employer pension.
Application process and key dates
To apply, please send your CV with covering email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to discuss the role and find out more, please email and arrange a non-committing telephone call with our team
Monday 8th November – application closing date
Week commencing 15th November – initial interviews by Zoom.
Late November – second interviews in Wokingham office
January 2022 – start date