Health and Safety Officer (Job Ref: 24255)

Position Categories: Full Time, new, North West, Office Based

Location: Stockport Town Centre

Salary: Up to £21,019pa based on experience

Closing Date: 26 July 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 24255JCP, 24255GWO, 24255RED

Short Job Description:

Creative Support is a dynamic, charitable organisation providing support to individuals with a wide range of care and support needs across England. We are also a Registered Provider of Social Housing with over 1,000 tenants with support needs in properties that we own or manage. We are regulated by the CQC and HCA and must demonstrate high standards of health and safety compliance. As a large employer of over 5,000 staff we seek to promote high standards of safety awareness and good practice.

Working closely with colleagues in our established Health and Safety Team, you will contribute to Creative Support’s health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and systems. The main focus of this role will be to:

• Conduct planned health and safety inspections and audits
• Carry out responsive inspections and safety reviews
• Undertake specific risk assessments and devise risk management plans
• Produce written inspection and other reports on a timely basis
• Contribute to health and safety related training
• Provide practical and professional health and safety advice and assistance to staff at all levels

You will require the verbal communication and communication skills to undertake effective safety training. A professional and confident approach is essential as you will be required to liaise with internal customers, external partners and authorities such as the Fire Service. Good written communication skills will be required in order to produce reports and safety briefings. You will need to be well organised and able to plan your own workload to achieve agreed deadlines. This role will involve regular travel to Creative Support sites across England so you will need to be in good health, willing to travel and work occasional long days.

A safety related qualification such as the NEBOSH General Certificate is preferred, as is day to day practical experience of health and safety work and training delivery. However we will consider applications from graduates with some H&S related experience as well as individuals with significant relevant experience. A wide and diverse workload will give the successful applicant the opportunity to advance their knowledge and experience of varied aspects of health and safety. We are an Investors in People (Silver) organisation with a record of excellence in staff development and will offer continued professional development and on-going professional training. In return we expect that applicants will have good research skills, be committed to staying abreast of good practice and to strengthening their own professional knowledge.

Whilst this is a generic, non-specialist health and safety role it is expected that the post-holder will develop a specific interest and competency in food safety/hygiene, gas/electrical safety, water safety, construction safety, management of asbestos and environmental health/management, for which additional specialist training will be provided.

For general enquiries about the role please contact Katie Rathfelder by email

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Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.