Head of Health and Safety
London, Greater London, England
Head of Health and Safety
Fantastic opportunity for a health and safety professional to join an award winning company who are one of the UKs largest independent healthcare providers who work differently to most. Care UK RCS are seeking to appoint an ambitious and experienced Head of Health and Safety.
Due to successful growth and our progressive and innovative new build projects, we are looking to expand our senior management team. In addition to our core estate of 120+ homes and day care centres, we set to see 30+ state of the art new homes open over the next coming years. Fantastic time to join Care UK who are constantly evolving whilst keeping the quality of care at the heart of what we do.
The role of Head of Health and Safety
Work across the organisation to make sure that Care UK RCS meets its health and safety obligations to employees, residents and other users of our properties
The Head of Health and Safety will inspire, develop and maximise the performance of a team that provides quality training and thorough and pragmatic operational advice
Responsible for shaping strategies, setting targets and identifying key priorities, you’ll make recommendations to the Care RCS Exec, H&S Group, monitor H&S performance and make sure we meet our objectives and legal and regulatory obligations
Able to manage a budget and the production of Health & Safety reports, your wide-ranging expertise will enable you to drive improvements, build on our strong relationships with bodies such as the HSE, Fire & Rescue Services and network with teams across the business from operations and procurement to facilities
Responsible for ensuring an effective response to any incidents, you should also be able to collate and disseminate best practice and oversee the development of comprehensive, user-friendly H&S policies.
Leadership of the Health & Safety team, setting clear expectations and objectives.
Be responsible for development of the business H&S strategic plan and policies.
Be responsible for building excellent relationships with key internal stakeholders driving continuous improvement in H&S performance across the business.
Develop effective relationships with key external stakeholders such as regulatory bodies, insurers and government agencies and ensure the company reputation for excellent H&S
Be a source of competent advice providing the technical expertise required for the organisation
Monitor, evaluate and review existing, new and upcoming legislation ensuring that systems and practices are in place to meet legal compliance
Provide monthly reports to the board to review health and safety performance
Make sure that rigorous risk assessments and accident managements systems are in place
Work with learning and development to identify employee training needs in relation to Health and Safety
Identifying and escalating issues to the board which present risk to the business
Experience & Skills Required:
Be an experienced health and safety professional who ideally has experience of working within the social care sector
Be able to demonstrate that you can develop and deliver a health and safety strategy for the business as well as having strong operational experience and have the ability to work at all levels
Will have a strong awareness of Health and Safety Legislation applicable to the social care sector
Ideally you will have Professional Level (Chartered) Membership of IOSH or IIRSM
It is essential you are NEBOSH Diploma qualified or hold a Diploma in Safety Management
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults / Mental Capacity Act
To complete training on Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and the Mental Capacity Act and be able to understand and implement SVA and MHA policies and procedures taking responsibility for reporting any safeguarding concerns to the senior person on duty or on-call RD
Health and Safety
As an employee of Care UK, the post holder has a duty under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, to:
Take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and all other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.
Co-operate with Care UK to ensure compliance with Health and Safety legislation, and the Health and Safety policies and procedures of the business.
Not intentionally or recklessly interfere with, or misuse, anything provided in the interests of health, safety, or welfare, in pursuance of any of the relevant statutory provisions.
- Full time
- Job Level
Posted 19 May 2017
Closes 19 Jul 2017
This job was posted to: Home manager, Community care