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Health and Safety Officer

Loretto School
Musselburgh, East Lothian
Salary will be determined by experience and aptitude for the role.
Closing date
11 Aug 2024

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Health and Safety Officer
Graduate/Entry Level
Contract Type
Full Time
IOSH Qualification

Job Details

Loretto School is one of Britain’s leading independent boarding and day schools located on the outskirts of Edinburgh and we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Health & Safety  professional to join our Team. 

You will be responsible for working proactively with staff and the Senior Leadership Team to establish and maintain safe systems of work and a safe environment for colleagues, pupils, visitors and contractors. Reporting to the Head of Operations, you will develop and implement Health and Safety best practice, promote a positive culture and awareness of Health & Safety, ensure compliance with applicable Health and Safety legislation and that the School’s Health and Safety Policy is implemented consistently across the school.

This is a permanent, full-time post and the successful candidate will work 52 weeks per year, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. There may be some occasions when additional hours will be necessary for the completion of the duties of the position. 

You will have:
•    Experience of working in a similar role in a multi-faceted environment with complex facilities management challenges; 
•    Hold  NEBOSH general certificate (or IOSH equivalent) along with membership of a recognised professional body.
•    Have or working towards NEBOSH fire certificate (or equivalent) would be desirable, but is not essential. 
•    Have proven excellent communication skills including training and guiding staff/colleagues in Health and Safety practice; 
•    Have the ability to prioritise workload and effectively communicate with senior   management
•    Familiarity with appropriate guidance and standards such as HSG65 & ISO 45001
•    A “can-do” attitude and positive approach to problem solving

Salary will be determined by experience and aptitude for the role.

You will enjoy the excellent benefits of working with Loretto which include:
•    Generous pension scheme 
•    Enhanced holiday allowance 
•    Family friendly policies 
•    Free lunches during term time
•    Annual review and opportunities for training and continued professional development
•    A range of staff benefits including Bike to Work Scheme
•    School Fees Remission (non-contractual benefit)
•    Opportunities for involvement in the wider school community

The School is currently working on a new enhanced benefits package which will be available for the start of the new academic year in August.

If you think this is the right opportunity for you, please email your completed application form and, if you wish, a covering letter to  

Closing Date: Friday 26th July 2024 at 4.00pm (BST)

The School is committed to equal opportunities for all its pupils and staff. 


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78 Forrest Walk
West Lothian
EH52 5PN
United Kingdom

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