£36,000 per year + benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you a health and safety expert looking to put their mark on the work of one of the country’s biggest charities?

If so you could be the Senior Health & Safety Adviser we are looking for!

About the role 

Our organisational commitment to keeping our people safe and secure extends to ensuring the safety of our fundraisers and supporters when attending or participating in events runs by or on-behalf of the BHF, all of whom make a major contribution to helping fund lifesaving research. 
As our Senior Health & Safety Adviser you'll play a key role in guiding and supporting our fundraising teams to understand and know how to fulfil their responsibilities of providing events that are safe for all. Be that participants, visitors, staff and volunteers and the wider communities in which they take place. 
You'll like a challenge and be pragmatic in your safety risk thinking . You'll have the ability to think dynamically in this often fast paced environment. 

About you

With a qualification in general Health and Safety law and practice to at least NEBOSH Diploma level or equivalent you’ll also have a minimum GradIOSH status, working towards or a commitment to achieve CMIOSH in the near future.

Excellent communication and organisational skills are needed to ensure you develop and grow excellent working relationships with a team that covers the whole of the UK. 

Working closely with the fundraising team you’ll develop, implement and monitor robust but proportionate event safety policies, procedures, guidance and event planning templates for internal use.  

You’ll have experience of working in a health and safety discipline, ideally in a large complex and geographically dispersed organisation. A self-starter you'll be able to take a project brief and execute in a timely manner. You'll have a passion for pragmatic and proportionate health and safety and its successful delivery at BHF events.
This is a home-based position, but will involve substantial travel across the UK to various fundraising events. Candidates must have a full UK driving licence.
About us

When you work at the British Heart Foundation, you become a part of medical history. Part of a world leading organisation that has played a role in decades of life saving breakthroughs, from heart transplants and pacemakers to stents and clot busting drugs. And we're not about to stop any time soon. We are here to beat heartbreak forever. To stop heart and circulatory diseases devastating families. And if you want to help us get there sooner, you could be the Senior Health & Safety Adviser we need.

How to apply

To apply for this role please click through to our website for further details. Our process involves submitting your CV and supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role’s criteria. 
Interviews will be held on Monday 16 March at our London head office.

Here at the British Heart Foundation we celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. Diversity and Inclusion forms a main pillar in our People Experience Strategy and we drive our strategy through our diversity and inclusion leaders group Kaleidoscope. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work, so we can beat heartbreak for everyone. 

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Refreshed on: 21 February 2020
Closed date: 01 March 2020
Tags: Human Resources, Social Care/Development