Health & Safety Manager
Health & Safety Manager, based in Gobowen, Oswestry, offering a salary of between £30,000 - £35,000 depending on experience. Derwen College is an Ofsted "Outstanding" college. We support students with learning difficulties and disabilities to live the life they want and to be as independent as they can be. We work hard to develop the skills needed for employment and independent living - our aim is to recruit the best staff possible to deliver this first class experience to our students. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Health & Safety Manager to join our team. You will be responsible for the management of health & safety activities to ensure that our sites remain fully compliant. We are a Disability Confident employer and we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable applicants. The key role responsibilities of the Health & Safety Manager are: Day to day management of Health & Safety activities across all our sites Main point of contact for all Health & Safety related queries Promote a positive Health & Safety culture and lead by example Provide advice and guidance in order that all staff have the required knowledge, awareness and confidence to improve practices and conduct their activities safely Design and deliver various training sessions, safety briefings and toolbox talks Produce monthly reports and other forms of statistical analysis from collected safety data Provide regular updates on Health & Safety activities to our Registered Managers Liaise with departments and support managers in the development and implementation of Health & Safety initiatives in their areas Develop, review and implement policies, procedures and processes to meet the requirements of the HS Management System Ensure appropriate workplace hazards are identified and remedial actions are implemented and coach others in hazard identification Ensure accidents, incidents and near misses are reported and investigated in a timely manner Support accident and incident investigations and ensure root causes, as well as effective corrective and preventive actions are identified and implemented Monitor and drive completion of compliance tasks and actions Assist HR in the coordination of the occupational health program To work as a Duty Manager and/or Student Engagement Officer Person Specification Previous experience of working in a Health & Safety role, ideally within the care sector NEBOSH or an equivalent recognised safety qualification is essential Knowledge of the CQC framework would be desirable Ability to inspire and influence stakeholders across the College Possess a positive 'can do' attitude Outstanding communication skills Strong written and IT Skills The ability to work to deadlines and within defined standards This is a varied and challenging role that requires a high level of autonomy We can offer the right candidate a well-resourced and modern working environment, situated in a beautiful rural setting. We have a fantastic array of employee benefits including main-site shopping and leisure facilities, recognition schemes, flexible working arrangements, enhanced family friendly benefits, generous annual leave entitlement and continual professional development. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and adults at risk and expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.