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Health and Safety and Compliance Officer

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22 Sep 2021

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This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role supporting and promoting a positive health and safety culture throughout Emanuel School.

The Health and Safety and Compliance Officer will be responsible for preventing accidents, injuries and health problems in the workplace as well as ensuring the school's estates team and relevant departments are prepared for an Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspection.

They will work in a variety of areas, such as fire safety, occupational health, construction, safe handling of machinery and control of hazardous substances, ensuring that current health and safety legislation is adhered to by creating, implementing and monitoring health and safety policies. A significant part of the role will involve frequent auditing of the school's facilities and working practices, covering all aspects of compliance, working closely with heads of department. Audit findings and subsequent actions will be recorded and closely monitored and supported as required.

The ideal candidate will require a health and safety qualification (NEBOSH) with health and safety or regulatory compliance experience and experience of working on building projects and routine building maintenance. Broad property related legislative knowledge and building related technical knowledge is equally important.

Why Emanuel?

Emanuel is a leading independent day school in south-west London. Pupils are happy, confident and kind, led by a community of supportive teachers who are dedicated to helping each child achieve their best. The staff environment is warm and welcoming, with dedicated initiatives to help individual wellbeing that include:
  • An appraisal scheme with a focus on individual professional development
  • Sponsorship of postgraduate courses and training opportunities
  • Simply Health healthcare plan
  • Teacher Pension Scheme provision
  • Staff sports teams and access to on-site sports facilities
  • Ride-to-Work cycling scheme
  • Personal IT tablets for teaching staff
  • Social events organised by the common room committee
  • Free lunches and refreshments

For further details and to apply please send your CV in the first instance by clicking the apply button.

The closing date for applications is Monday 27 September 2021 at 09.00am.

Early application is advisable: applications will be assessed in the order they are received, and interviews may take place before the closing date.

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. Emanuel School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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