Richmond Fellowship

Health & Safety Co-ordinator

Highbury & Islington, London
£23,200-£24,250 pa + excellent benefits
12 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Does your demonstrable health & safety experience include carrying out workplace safety inspections and compliance checks?  Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with?  Then join us as a health & safety co-ordinator. 

Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery across England.  Between us we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions.  Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together we believe we can lead the way in evidence-based recovery pathways, tailored to meet local and individual needs.

Right now, one of our partners, Richmond Fellowship, is looking for a health & safety co-ordinator with a practical understanding of health and safety and a real desire to progress, to help develop, promote and implement a robust and effective health & safety culture within the Group.  We are looking for a candidate who can hit the ground running and is eager to start or progress a career, as well as willing to take the opportunity to develop and progress with us.

Your challenge? To help the Group's competent person under regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 translate policy into practice. But that’s not all, as we’ll also rely on you to promote safe working practices and a positive H&S culture and disseminate information across the Group. Being part of the provision of a H&S advice and support service will be important too, as will helping with review and maintenance of our H&S policies. What’s more, as a member of our Performance Quality and Innovation Directorate, you’ll assist with the review of individual services and delivery of our annual H&S audit programme and undertaking delegated audits as directed, again, we'll count on you.

To succeed, you'll need proven practical experience in a related field, including interpreting and implementing H&S policies, promoting continuous improvement and delivering training or briefing sessions. We’ll also be looking for a flair for collaborating at all levels across an organisation to improve H&S practice, plus excellent numeracy and strong verbal and written communication skills, including report writing. A willingness to travel extensively in England to ensure the implementation of our H&S Policy is essential too, with a driving licence useful. Adept at prioritising a busy workload and working effectively both as part of a team and independently, a flexible approach to working hours and proficiency using office IT equipment and Microsoft Office applications are must haves too.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' annual leave plus statutory bank holidays and a contributory pension scheme after a qualifying period.

This is a new post and will be for an 18 month fixed term initially with the possibility of a permanent role for the right candidate. You will have access to a range of training and development opportunities in keeping with the requirements of the role.

 So, get inspired today and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career. Interest applicants are invited to apply via a CV and supporting statement.

Ref: 16/307

Closing date:  24 October 2016.