Corporate Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor - Flexible Working Available
Fixed term contract till end of July 2021
Full time, 35 hours per week
Due to COVID all staff are homeworking till further notice
Starting salary £35,000 - £41,000 per annum depending on experience and location plus £1,300pa Essential Car User Allowance*
Closing date for completed applications: 14th October 2020
Interviews will be held on: 22nd October 2020
The Corporate Health & Safety team forms part of the second line of defence; designing and implementing policies, providing guidance and support to enable risk management, implementing the audit programme, monitoring compliance and introducing best practice.
We are looking for a Corporate Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor to join our specialist team. Reporting to the Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing, you will provide advice and support on a wide range of health and safety subjects to frontline staff and management teams as required. This will include driving exemplary H&S practice across all of L&Q’s workplaces, monitoring compliance, along with other related duties such as delivering H&S training and monitoring staff engagement and safe behaviour. You will also be adept at managing and delivering specific health and safety related projects as required by the business.
To be shortlisted you must be able to clearly demonstrate the following:-
· Be professionally competent with a minimum of NEBOSH General Certificate and be affiliated to an internationally recognised health and safety institute.
· Able to demonstrate in depth experience in a Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisory role within a multi-site environment, and ideally gained in the Housing Sector.
· Have knowledge of staff wellbeing matters and have experience of delivering wellbeing initiatives and programmes.
· Posses a thorough knowledge of relevant Occupational Health & Safety legislation, underpinned by Continuous Professional Development.
· Be familiar and competent in Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint, and will have used this in delivering the safety message through reports, statistics and training.
Your approach and attitude will be equally as important to us as your academic qualifications. You will be a strong team player who is happy to have a hands-on approach in helping to achieve a ‘safety culture’ within our organisation. You will be willing to undertake personal development as necessary.
If you enjoy working in a fast moving environment and you really want to make a difference to residents and staff, then we look forward to hearing from you.
Car owner/driver essential
You may be required to travel to other offices within the Group as determined by the business need. Therefore it is desirable that you are able to legally drive in the UK and have access to a vehicle on a pre-arranged basis.
*ECU Allowance is paid in accordance with requirements of the relevant policy as updated from time to time.
COVID 19: L&Q have a dedicated pandemic response team reacting to the current situation. The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Safe requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.
At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.
In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.
We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing. In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.
We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.
We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility