Health, Safety & Environmental Officer

Contract: Full time
Salary: £30,000
Location: Multi-site (travel between hospice sites as required)
Closing Date: Jun 6, 2022

We are currently recruiting a Health, Safety & Environmental Officer to join the charity’s dedicated Facilities Team.

Working as part of the Facilities team, you will be responsible for providing comprehensive health and safety advice, training, and support to all Havens Hospices staff and volunteers, ensuring that the health and safety systems and processes within all hospice sites remain compliant, adhering to current health and safety legislation and guidance.

Candidate will possess:

  • NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent
  • Demonstrable experience in providing Health & Safety advice & guidance
  • Demonstrable experience of identifying and implementing safe systems of work
  • Demonstrable experience of risk assessment processes
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Well-developed influencing, facilitating and coaching skills
  • Ability to inspire and motivate people to follow Health & Safety policies and procedures
  • Full UK driving licence and access to own car

The successful applicant will be a Hospice employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable people and carers; they may certainly come into contact with those who are caring for vulnerable people and/or their carer. It is necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our entire community. In order to comply with our duty of care, Havens Hospices require all our staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless a medical evidenced exemption applies.

At Havens Hospices we care for children, young people and adults with complex or incurable conditions. Our specialist Care Teams support them and their families living through illness, death and bereavement, in the comfort of their own home and through our hospice services.

Although you may not be giving direct care to our families, this role will have a direct effect on our care services.

In return for your expertise and passion, you will receive a competitive salary package and most of all, by making the most of every day you work at Havens Hospices, you’ll be helping us continue ‘Making every day count’ for those who need us most.

Full job specification

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the Hospice is compliant with its statutory duties to employees and others under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • To undertake the annual Fire Risk assessment (regulatory fire reform 2005) and put action plans into place to ensure any ongoing improvements required are met
  • To carry out annual Health and safety audits and put action plans into place to ensure any ongoing improvements that are required are met.
  • Carry out fire training for staff and volunteers, including fire marshal training.
  • Report any incidents to HSE (RIDDOR) as necessary.

Benefits for you:

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including Bank Holidays)
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for pension and annual leave purchase
  • Competitive pension schemes and NHS pension for continuing members
  • Learning and Development team committed to personal and professional development, offering a number of education opportunities
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)