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Senior Health and Safety Adviser - Retail

UK Wide
Salary Details:
£36,000 p/a + car allowance and benefits
Hours Per Week:
Closing Date:
30 Sep 2019
Vacancy Type:
The opportunity
Are you a health and safety expert looking for a new opportunity? 

If so, you could be the Senior Health and Safety Adviser we need to take a leading role in implementing some effective H&S Management systems. 

About the role

As Senior Health and Safety Adviser you will work closely with our shops and stores to encourage incident/accident and near miss reporting for compliance. You'll also work to raise awareness and maintain a safe working environment for all our staff.

We're fully committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of out staff, volunteers, contractors and customers and in this role you'll contribute to the BHFs internal wellbeing programme "Live Well, Work Well". This helps to maintain the health and wellbeing of our staff and volunteers. This position will also support the Health and Safety Manager (Retail) in delivering risk reduction projects and developing our overall H&S Culture.

About you

With a qualification in general Health and Safety law and practice to at least NEBOSH Diploma level or equivalent, you'll have a minimum Grad IOSH status and will be working towards or a commitment to achieve CMIOSH in the near future.

You'll have a comprehensive knowledge of health and safety legislation and effective best practice as it applies within the Retail environment. You will have demonstrable experience of working in a health and safety discipline, preferably in Retail and a geographically dispersed organisation.

To be successful in this role you'll have the following skills and experience:
Experience of working with staff at all levels
Practice of developing and implementing safety systems, policies, guidelines and processes
Experience of investigating incidents, accidents and other safety matters to take learning and give advice on preventative measures to minimise/eliminate hazards
Excellent initiative skills, able to take a project brief and execute
A passion for pragmatic and proportionate health and safety
Excellent influencing and leadership skills
Excellent communication skills
The ability to build trust and communicate effectively to people of all different technical abilities
About us

We have a big job on our hands - beating heartbreak from the world’s biggest killers. So we need people who share our values -are brave, compassionate, informed and driven. We need people who share our ambition. And we need people who are experts in their field but and want to make a difference. If that sounds like you, you’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary and package of benefits at world class organisation, a healthy work life balance and the support to take your career to new heights.

How to Apply

To apply for this role please use the apply button below. Our process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the roles criteria. 

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Interviews will be held 17th October 2019 at our London head office.
Please note this is a home-based position, but you will be expected to work 1 day a week in our Northampton office. Travel to our London head office will also be required at times.
British Heart Foundation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.