Health and Safety Manager

National Museums Scotland
National Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street
£36,955 to £39,795 per annum
Closing date
8 Oct 2021

Job Details

National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe. With one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world, we are responsible for the acquisition, preservation and display of a substantial part of Scotland’s cultural, historic and national heritage. 

Millions of local and international visitors enjoy our four museums each year, and we also introduce our collections to a much wider audience than can physically visit our museums through, touring exhibitions, loans, community engagement, digital programmes and research.

Over the last decade, we have invested over £120 million in our sites and have more than doubled our visitor numbers, with over 3 million people now visiting our four museums. Alongside this, we have continued to transform how we communicate and engage with our audiences. 2019 has seen the completion of our Masterplan for the National Museum of Scotland with the opening of three new galleries dedicated to Ancient Egypt, East Asia and the Art of Ceramics.

We are pleased to be bringing to the market this exciting permanent role which is a part of National Museums Scotland’s Human Resources team.

The primary purpose of the role is to advise our Directors and Managers on all safety, health and welfare matters, ensuring we comply with our statutory obligations and that the working and visiting environment is safe.

You will have responsibility for conducting and overseeing the health and safety management system, risk assessments, safety inspections, investigations, audits and practice fire drills.

You will also champion the improvement in health and safety awareness through National Museums Scotland, identifying corporate and departmental training needs. You will keep records on all accidents and incidents and resultant plans that enable National Museums Scotland to fulfil its commitments as a responsible organisation.

With a health and safety professional qualification or degree in a relevant area, you will have experience of working in a large organisation in an operational Health & Safety role at this level, some of which should be in an advisory capacity. You will also have experience of embedding a positive safety culture, establishing and implementing health and safety policy and procedures and have a good understanding of current and emergent health and safety legislation and its implementation.

Please see here for the full recruitment pack and the application form can be found here.

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