Health and Safety Business Partner

Lincoln, Lincolnshire
£38,000 per annum
29 Oct 2019
08 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Health and Safety Business Partner

Location: Lincoln 

Salary: Circa £38,000 per annum based on full time 40 hours per week 

Posted: 23 Oct 2019 

Closes: 8 Nov 2019 

Job Type: Permanent & Full-time | Region / Division: UK & Ireland 

Reference: G19123


In 2012 G4S and Lincolnshire Police formed a Strategic Partnership and we are currently looking for an individual who is interested in joining us as a Health and Safety Business Partner.

The post holder will promote a culture of health and safety in all daily activities; and will be responsible for developing and implementing processes and procedures ensuring statutory obligations for health and safety are met.  They will take the lead role in identify the risks and issues inherent to the workplace and drive continuous improvement activities across the organisation to promote a positive health and safety culture.


Incident & Accident Management

  • To ensure accidents are investigated in order to establish their causes, contributory factors and make positive recommendations on corrective action to prevent their recurrence.
  • Investigate insurance claims as required to satisfy the requirements of insurers and their agents.
  • Complete risk assessments, audits and area inspections with Divisional and Departmental leads, agreeing action plans where applicable and supporting the progress through these action plans.

Policy & Compliance

  • To liaise with the Health & Safety Executive and other enforcement agencies and advisory bodies on behalf of Policing Services and the Force.
  • To develop, promote, monitor and maintain Health & Safety Policies, action plans and procedures which comply fully with current and proposed legislation and are based on best practice. To this end the active development of risk assessment protocols must be maintained


  • To ensure that the recording and reporting of accidents is in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. 
  • Analyse data from both leading and lacking indicators and produce monthly reports for all areas of the force to enable awareness and management of emerging themes and trends.
  • Work with key stakeholders discussing findings of data analysis and the impact on their activity – lowering risks, increasing knowledge and improving behaviours and performance.
  • To produce the Force’s Annual Health and Safety Report.

Driving ways of working / Continuous Improvement / Innovation

  • Champion, develop and lead Health & Safety awareness and culture across the force.
  • To serve as an active member of relevant Management Team Meetings, Health & Safety Committees and other strategic working groups, providing professional input, raising matters of topical interest and encouraging discussion and debate of all relevant health and safety issues.
  • To continually update knowledge and awareness of changes in legislation in safety, management and environmental practices, by assimilating professional journals and publications, attending training events, networking with colleagues in other forces and external organisations and attending health and safety exhibitions.

Developing People

  • To assess health and safety training requirements and assist with preparation and delivery of training as appropriate, working with People Development as necessary.
  • To consult and maintain an effective dialogue on health and safety matters within Policing Services and the Force, including managers, employees, clients, police officers, support staff, trade unions and staff associations.
  • To work closely with operational managers and departmental heads in order to ensure that health and safety is incorporated into all their work activities.  To encourage harmonious working relationships between units and activities, managers support staff in the interests of health and safety.
  • Undertake regular communication activity to raise awareness of the importance of health and safety, updating colleagues on new requirements and information and re-inforce safety messages.


Key Competenices

  • Delivering strategy
  • Delivering performance
  • Working with complexity
  • Managing professionally
  • Customer thinking
  • Collaborating and co-operating

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Chartered Membership of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health with an appropriate Health & Safety qualification
  • NEBOSH Diploma (or higher) in Health & Safety Management or equivalent
  • Substantial health & safety experience in multi-site work environment
  • Experience of carrying out accident investigations, audits, inspections and risk assessments
  • Strong at building working relationships with key stakeholders across all levels – highly approachable and a strong communicator with the ability to influence behaviours
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and other computer systems
  • Flexible approach to suit the needs of the business with a high level of care and attention taken in each task
  • Highly self-motivated individual with prioritisation skills
  • Demonstrates self-management when under pressure and in demanding situations
  • Creative and engaging presentation skills

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Degree level qualification
  • Formal training experience (training needs assessment, planning and delivery of courses)
  • Qualification or training in auditing

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