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Health and Safety Officer - Property and Transport

MS Society
Finsbury Park, Greater London (Hybrid)
£41,260 - £43,735 per annum pro-rata
Part-time (3 days/or 21 hours a week – (must be able to work Fridays))
Contract (18 Months Fixed Term Contract)
Job description

Position: Health and Safety Officer (Property and Transport)
Contract: 18 months fixed term contract
Hours: Part-time (3 days/or 21 hours a week – (must be able to work Fridays)
Location: Office-based in London, N4 with flexibility to work remotely
Salary: £24,756 - £26,241 per annum (FTE £41,260 - £43,735) plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band F2

About us

We make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK. 

Our strategy is based on what people affected by MS have told us is important to them. It gives us a clear and determined focus.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive working environment where you'll be able to make a difference. 

About this job

Please note this is a part-time role 3 days/or 21 hours per week (Fridays must be worked but the other 2 days per week are flexible). The role is initially for an 18 months fixed term contract.

As a key member of our Services and Support team, you’ll be working with MS Society volunteer groups that provide transport services to their members and/or own property. You’ll also be supporting members of the Customer Services team to help them fulfill their health and safety responsibilities within each of the MS Society’s offices. This role includes travel across the UK to provide support and/ or training as required.

You’ll be working with our external auditors to manage the audit process, monitor and record compliance with the ‘MS Society Health and Safety risk management framework’ on property and transport and ensure materials in the framework are consistently and effectively used.

We’re looking for the successful candidate to have:

  • A NEBOSH National General Certificate
  • Trained Display Screen Assessment Assessor
  • Be a Member of Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Experience of working with in house Health and Safety systems that cover risk areas associated with a volunteer group network.
  • Experience of working with volunteers.
  • An in-depth up-to-date knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and practices, particularly as these relate to the voluntary sector.
  • Experience of transport for people of all abilities run by the voluntary sector with a working knowledge of the related legislation.
  • A working knowledge of the management of properties run by the voluntary sector.
  • A working knowledge of DSE requirements and how to assess and apply them in a practical way.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment, inspection and auditing procedures.

We recognise the significant and excellent contributions; experience; and skills our employees bring to the MS Society.

Working with external pay and reward consultants, we’re taking active steps this year to review our employees’ pay and benefits package. Ensuring we’re aligned with the most accurate and up-to-date benchmarks for the UK charity sector.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 6 May 2024


Right to work in the UK 
The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.

The full list of UK visas and permits that grant you the right to work in the UK can be found on the UK government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make.

Equal Opportunities 
We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity. We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.

We’d be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity monitoring form on our website and submit it with your application.

As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 24 April 2024
Closed date: 06 May 2024 at 09:00
Job ref: 165389_MS
Tags: Policy/Research, Operations