Health, Safety & Environmental Officer

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
35577.00 - 40993.00 GBP Annual
10 Jul 2024
14 Jul 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Area
Appointee Management


Salary range
GBP35,577 - GBP40,993

Type of Contract
Permanent Contract

Part Time/Full Time
Full Time/'Happy to talk flexible working'

Office Based

Actual Hours

Closing Date

Ref No

Job Description
The Scottish Qualifications Authority is Scotland's national awarding and accreditation body. We are trusted to oversee thousands of qualifications that are available in schools, colleges and workplaces, not just in this country, but around the world.
We are looking for a Health, Safety & Environmental Officer to work in our Facilities team in our People directorate.
The successful candidate will be required to maintain awareness of and ensure SQA complies to all Health, Safety & Environmental legislation in order to provide a safe working environment for staff and visitors. In order to do this, you must be able to demonstrate experience in the following specific duties:

Providing advice and guidance to all colleagues on all aspects of Health, Safety and the Environment to ensure full compliance with legislation.
Delivery of varied mix of customer focused facilities services to meet operational objectives.
Lead and implement Environmental initiatives, campaigns and projects in line with the Environmental strategy.
Compiling monthly, quarterly and annual performance reporting on Health, Safety and Environmental activities with detailed commentary as required by the corporate objectives.
Investigating Health and Safety issues including accidents relating to working conditions and implement improvements where required.

Additionally you must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

Direct line management experience.
Leading, coaching, training and developing individuals to maximise performance.
Contributing to an organisation's continuous improvement initiatives through identification, analysis and recommendation of process improvements, efficiency savings and potential required changes to policy.

Applicants, as a minimum, should be educated to SCQF level 6 (Higher/SVQ 3) and/or be able to demonstrate direct relevant experience for this role. Also role model the behaviours associated with SQA's values (Trusted, Progressive and Enabling) in order to develop and sustain a productive and positive culture.
SQA offer a fantastic benefits package in return for your talent whilst also offering hybrid working to most roles. These include but are not limited to a career average pension scheme; staff well-being and health assistance programmes; development opportunities and 27 days annual leave in addition to 14 days public holiday. Find out more here: SQA Benefits
If you think you've got the skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed in this exciting opportunity please apply below. Before applying for a secondment, you must have agreement from your line manager and Head of Service.
_SQA welcomes applications from every section of the community._
_Tha Plana G??idhlig aig SQA agus tha sinn dealasach le na h-amasan sa Phlana C??nain N??iseanta Gh??idhlig ( SQA has a Gaelic Language Plan, and we are committed to the aims of the National Gaelic Language Plan_
_We are an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Disability Confident Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themself to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post._


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: GBP35,577.00-GBP40,993.00 per year

Company car
Company pension
On-site parking

Work Location: In person