Health & Safety Manager

Posted 02 November 2023
Salary £350 per day
LocationWest Midlands
Job type Temporary
Discipline Property Management & Construction Recruitment
Contact NameAilis Reilly

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a Housing Association based in the West Midlands, who are recruiting for a Health & Safety Manager on a temporary six-month contract. This is a full-time position, with the rate of pay being £350 per day, they’re looking for somebody to start in December 2023.

The ideal candidate will have a NEBOSH qualification as a minimum as well as proven experience of direct line management, care and support knowledge, and have access to their own vehicle.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Directly line managing four members of staff which includes: two Health & Safety Advisor, a Health & Safety Apprentice and a Facilities Manager

  • Developing a culture of personal responsibility for risk reduction and risk management, being instrumental in providing a focal point to help ensure consistency in health and safety management

  • Providing health and safety expertise and maintain regular dialogue with operational business units and consultancies to ensure consistency of adoption, and the setting of local health and safety target

  • Assisting in the development and review the corporate health and safety plan

  • Leading in the monitoring of health and safety performance through the progression of the health and safety plan and the establishment of appropriate measures for performance management, providing advice and where necessary training to managers and employees at all levels in the organisation on matters relating to health & safety

  • Ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are developed to enable the organisation and its managers to meet or exceed statutory requirements

  • Consulting and negotiating with Trade Unions on matters relating to health & safety

  • Generating agendas for Health, Safety and Welfare committee and lead discussions at meetings

  • Representing the organisation in scenarios that may arise due to incidents or accidents and liaise with enforcing bodies to mitigate the Groups liability

  • Leading on the investigation of accidents and incidents and ensure that the Trust complies with notification procedures and maintains relevant records

  • Ensuring that competencies of all external contractors are audited

Experience required:

  • Direct line management of their own team, developing a culture of personal responsibility for risk reduction and management

  • Experience in a previous role where you have ensured that policies and procedures were developed to enable the organization and its managers to meet or exceed statutory requirements

  • Proven experience of leading investigations of accidents and incidents ensuring previous organization has complied with notification procedures and maintains relevant records

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Degree or equivalent standard of education

  • A NEBOSH Certificate in Health & Safety

  • A Chartered Member of ISOH or working towards is derisible

  • Experience in working in health and safety in a complex environment

  • Experience in working with Trade Unions in a unionized environment

  • Experience of devising and delivering training on health and safety issues

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written skills, and the ability to communicate concisely and effectively

  • Have a thorough knowledge of the law relating to health and safety matters

  • Be able to analyse complex information, identify issues, recommend solutions and express them clearly to other employees within the business

Working hours:

  • 36 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday

  • 9AM to 5PM, option for flexible working

  • 50/50 split in the office and working from home

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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