Bristol, City of Bristol
£48,085 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Health and Safety

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting over 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams.

Reporting to the Executive Director of People and Communications you will be responsible for developing and delivering a strategic approach to Health and Safety management across the organisation, to support and drive a safety culture across all our environments and activities. This will include creating systems, polices and processes that enable Hft to:

- Achieve and evidence compliance
- Define and deliver excellence
- Benchmark activity internally and against industry comparators
- Achieve the appropriate accreditations
- Use data and insight to drive continuous improvement

To support our transformation agenda, you will ensure that Hft provides safe working environments for our staff and that the people we support are able to live their lives as they would like whilst balancing risk and without unnecessary restrictions. The role will involve working with members of the Executive team, acting in an advisory capacity for senior management on all health and safety related matters.

Salary: £48,085 per annum plus car or car allowance

Hours: Full Time, Permanent, 35 hours

Location: Bristol, or home based with regular travel to Bristol and other UK sites

What we Offer

Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also, an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options. Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status. Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme. 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays). A contributory pension scheme & life assurance.

The successful candidate will be qualified to NEBOSH General Certificate level as a minimum and be a member of IOSH or IIRSM, and/or be willing to obtain accredited membership.

You will have demonstrable hands-on health and safety experience, be able to communicate with a wide range of audiences, including internal stakeholders, and have a working knowledge of national, European and international safety standards.

You will have previous experience of leading and managing teams, developing policies and procedures and project management. Ideally you will have experience of using speciality health and safety computer software and managing a budget.

The role includes regular travel so a full, valid UK driving licence and willingness to travel nationally with overnight stays is essential.

Closing date: Friday 1st May 2020


You may have experience or an interest in the following: Head of Health & Safety, Health & Safety Manager, IOSH, NEBOSH, IIRSM, Health and Safety Consultant, Risk Assessment, Change Management, Continuous Improvements, H&S, Senior Health & Safety Officer, Occupational Health, Charity, Third Sector, Social Care, Not for Profit, NFP etc.

Ref: 92858

Posted on: 07 April 2020
Closed date: 01 May 2020
Job ref: 92858
Tags: Senior Management, Social Care/Development