Health Safety and Environmental Adviser
About Leonard Cheshire
Leonard Cheshire supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose whatever their ability. Leading by example we do everything humanly possible to empower people with disability to live their lives as freely and as fully as they choose.
We are the UK’s largest voluntary sector of services for people with disabilities. The CQC has assessed us as the highest quality provider in our sector with 90% of our care services in the UK assessed as “good” or “outstanding by the care regulators.
About the role
Working as part of a professional Health Safety and Environment Team this is a key and exciting opportunity to engage and advise stakeholders to create and maintain a safe working environment. This includes supporting and advising on relevant legislation, industry best practice enabling any risk to be managed and controlled, and any incident and accidents which are appropriate are reported to the HSE under the RIDDOR Regulations.
Reporting to the Head of Health Safety and Environment you will also monitor Health Safety and Environmental performance by undertaking audits and reviewing reported incident accident and near misses to identify trends so that lessons can be learnt and used to improve standards and performance.
The post is based at home with regular travel to support our services and offices throughout our regions in England.
We are seeking a Health Safety and Environment Adviser who has a genuine understanding and commitment to apply professional skills and knowledge to advise on the management of risks with control measures which are appropriate and proportionate.
You will be an effective communicator who will be able to work on your own on occasions providing Health Safety and Environmental advice to our stakeholders which is clear and easy to follow. In addition, you must be able to liaise with Health Safety and Environmental regulators when required.
Checking Health Safety and Environmental performance through auditing and reviewing incidents and accidents you will have experience of using word, excel or equivalent software to draft reports of the information which has been gathered.
With strong organisational and planning skills you will work closely across a range of stakeholders including Regional Managers, Service Managers, Property Compliance and Quality Improvement teams to build partnerships to ensure that a safe working environment is achieved.
You will be able to demonstrate your commitment to continuous professional development and will have already achieved your NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent as a minimum, so that you are a member of IOSH at Technical Level
Ideally you will have also achieved your NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent or started to work towards this qualification.
Based at home you will be happy on occasions to visit locations which will require a stay away from home overnight and work flexible hours.
We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with disability.
What We Offer
- A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
- Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
- Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
- A comprehensive employee assistance programme
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.
A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) may be required for this post.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.
* No agencies please *
CLOSING DATE: 21/03/21