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Health and Safety Manager

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Engineering & Surveying

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £44373 - £51162 per annum

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Health and Safety Manager to join our busy offices based in Southwark on a permanent basis. We are looking for someone to start ASAP, working 36 hours per week, at £44,373 - £51,162 per annum.

As the Health and Safety Manager, your main duties will include:

  • Provide a strategic health and safety oversight and assurance function that enables the nominated department and its staff to deliver its core functions in compliance with statutory health and safety legislation.
  • In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Workplace Regulations 1992 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, develop and update the council's health and safety management framework, additionally design and develop individual annual departmental plans and longer-term strategic vision.
  • Engage, develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels internal and external to the organisation. Represent the nominated department at panels, external forums and networking events.
  • Strategically engage and communicate with enforcing authorities (HSE, fire brigade, etc.), key stakeholders, managers and staff and promote the dissemination of health and safety communications, alerts, bulletins and newsletters.
  • Provide oversight to the councils £2m per annum statutory compliance programme. Provide regular health and safety performance and monitoring reports strategic Health and Safety Manager management teams; highlighting trends, successes and concerns and play an integral role in the long term planning for council-wide health and safety plans. 6. Design and implement a programme of cross council health and safety audits and other proactive and reactive monitoring activities ensuring that deficiencies and good practice are identified, disseminated and addressed.
  • Provide competent assistance and advice to investigations and serious incident panels ensuring that all incidents are reported and investigated and where appropriate the HSE is notified of all RIDDOR reportable incidents.
  • Ensure all health and safety non-compliance is investigated, reported and escalated as appropriate. Ensure that any lessons learnt are used to update working practices and are communicated across the council, to minimise risk and further exposure to incidents.
  • Provide competent advice for the completion of complex risk assessments. Deliver solutions and recommendations are sensible and proportionate and require critical thinking and innovation.
  • Attend the corporate central health and safety committee as a key strategic member. Provide professional advisor support to a nominated department's health and safety committee, subcommittee and working groups. Organise, lead on and ensure the effective and efficient running of departmental health and safety committee meetings, providing documentation and statistical analyses as necessary.
  • Lead on the design, delivery and maintenance of the departmental health and safety training programme. Contribute to the council-wide training programme. Liaise with strategic management and key stakeholders to deliver and facilitate workshops, briefing sessions, toolbox talks and e-learning training programmes, ensuring continuous learning and promotion of a positive safety culture.
  • Contribute to the council-wide health and wellbeing strategy and lead on the adoption of departmental health and wellbeing and best practice health and safety initiatives that are designed to improve health and safety performance and reduce accidents, ill-health and time lost due to accidents at work.
  • Participate in contractor tender evaluation and selection panels to ensure submitted health and safety policies, organisational structures and procedures meet the standards and expectations of the council. Support contract managers in developing key performance indicators for health and safety and mechanisms for monitoring once contracts are awarded.
  • Manage, review and update departmental and corporate health and safety information on Council's intranet and web portal to ensure it is current and relevant and ensure records are managed in accordance with council requirements.

To be successful for this Health and Safety Manager post you will need to have:

  • Graduate or working towards Chartered Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (I.O.S.H.)
  • A degree or IOSH Diploma in health & safety or equivalent qualification
  • Accredited Quality Safety Auditor
  • Experience of developing and conducting audits, accident investigation and inspections reporting outcomes and making recommendations
  • Experience of analysing health and safety data and able to explain and present data to all levels of staff and managers

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