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Role Ref
VA007716
Role
Health & Safety Advisor
Location
Newcastle , NE1 1AD
Care home
Head Office - Estates
Salary
£45,000 to £50,000 per Annum
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the Role

North Region

Due to the continued growth of our Estates Team, we are recruiting for a Health and Safety Advisor to cover our North Region.

As the Health and Safety Advisor you will provide specialist advice and guidance to Home Managers and Operational Colleagues, within an allocated portfolio, and Central Support Teams on all Health & Safety (H&S) issues.

Working pro-actively with key stakeholders you will establish and monitor compliance with H&S policies, procedures and risk assessments, as well as contributing to the overall H&S governance across the organisation.

Who we are:

We are a forward-thinking and colleague-centred care home provider with over 80 sites across the UK. The fact that we truly live and breathe our company values is what makes us really great, and our colleague’s careers are at the heart of everything we do!

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Respond and intervene whenever conditions exist that pose an immediate or potential risk to life, health, or damage to equipment or buildings and to take corrective action as necessary, whilst promoting a positive H&S culture throughout the Company.
  • Support the development and implementation of H&S best practice, ensuring the company complies with relevant H&S legislation, approved codes of practice and guidance in relation to employment and service provision.
  • Ensure that the Health and Safety Manager is regularly informed of key H&S issues, which is supported by provision of a monthly report.
  • Be the first line of contact for Home Managers, Operational and Central Support Colleagues in relation to local and area H&S issues.
  • Provide advice by phone/Teams’ Meetings/email/letter and complete associated administration to evidence actions completed.
  • Represent H&S and provide advice at HM/AD and other operational or specialist group meetings.
  • Visit Homes to address H&S queries and ensure that issues are resolved in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Work proactively with managers to establish, audit and maintain safe systems of work and a safe environment for Colleagues, Residents and Visitors.
  • Develop bespoke H&S systems for Homes where a deviation from HC-One standard approach is necessary.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review H&S Policies, associated documentation and practice; develop and implement new policies and procedural documents in conjunction with the H&S Manager.

What we are looking for:

The ideal candidate will hold a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or a degree in a relevant subject along with CMIOSH status and have experience within a multi site organisation.

In addition, you will have flexibility to travel across the region with some overnight stays required. You will be a straight talker with your finger on the pulse and have a desire to make improvements to a department with your knowledge and expertise.

Knowledge and experience:

  • A diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or a degree in a relevant subject however please do apply if you have NEBOSH certificate in Occupational Health and Safety as a minimum.
  • Ideally you will have also gained, or are working towards, CMIOSH status or a member of an equivalent organisation e.g. CIEH, IIRSM, BSC, FPA.
  • Demonstrable experience in risk management / health and safety in the health and social care industry or a similar discipline.
  • Experience as a Health & Safety Practitioner, with evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to influence, motivate and coach at all levels across the business.
  • Ability to analyse data, identify trends, and present information at a high level.
  • Ability to effectively work under pressure and deal with challenging situations.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Being accountable, managing self and situations that involve multiple stakeholders.

What we offer:

  • At MMCG we strongly believe in developing our colleagues to become the best they can be in their roles!
  • Car allowance
  • Simply Health – company funded, providing cashback for prescriptions, optical and dental costs 24/7 virtual GP access plus more for you and up to 4 children*
  • Benefits platform – discounts across multiple retailers, leisure providers, hospitality etc.
  • Pension Scheme with Nest
  • Personal car leases via salary sacrifice**
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Holiday Flex – purchase additional holiday**
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Cycle to work scheme**
  • Recommend a friend
  • Service recognition
  • Training support and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing support
  • Discounted gym membership

 

*Benefits require completion of a 12-week probationary period before they can be accessed.

** Benefits subject to deductions not taking colleague below National Living Wage

Next steps:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now and a member of our team will get in touch to discuss your CV and provide you with more details!

About us

We’re among the UK’s largest independent care providers, employing thousands of staff in over 80 homes across the country.

Investment in new technology and services is key to our reputation for high-quality care provision, as is our commitment to staff training programmes and our emphasis on progressive career paths.

Our vision is to be the best quality, most highly regarded Care Provider in the United Kingdom, and an employer of choice for care workers.

We truly understand…

That people are unique - this means everyone we care for is one of a kind, so we surround ourselves in their stories and we celebrate their individuality.

The importance of passion - it fills every one of us, it fuels our devotion for the people we care for, and it makes our homes happier.

That honesty is everything - no-one wants to think about the time when a loved one needs care, but we’ll be here to help when that time comes.

That happiness comes with openness - we proactively support new friendships, new discoveries and better ways of living as our residents enter the next chapter in their lives.

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