Up to 28 days holiday
Flexible working arrangements
Workplace pension

Health Safety and Environment Specialist

Salary Up to £38,894 per annum (depending on experience)
Location Home based (with travel to required locations)
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Bring your passion to help protect our people! 

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Health, Safety and Environment professional to join the team on a permanent basis. 

This is an exciting and varied role to support the Group by providing competent health, safety, and environmental advice, ensuring all colleagues are trained, instructed, informed, and continually developed in all relevant aspects of Health and Safety and Environmental Regulatory Compliance 

Some of your daily responsibilities will include: 

  • To undertake operational workplace safety, health and environmental inspections, record findings, identify trends and create action plans 

  • Working closely with Platform Property Care by providing advice and guidance to the Trades Workforce, Managers and Lead Engineers on matters of Health and Safety and Environmental compliance 

  • Produce, develop, and deliver Toolbox Talks relevant to business need and departmental requirements 

  • Complete accident, near miss and Dangerous occurrences investigations where required; making recommendations to prevent in future occurrence 

  • To deliver specialist Health and Safety and Environment training for safety critical areas including Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal, DSEAR & Working in Confined Spaces and Biohazards 

  • Undertake Monitoring, Inspection and Audit programmes to ensure all workplace and site operations meet the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Management of Health, and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, associated regulations and standards. 

Some of the things we are looking for:  

  • Excellent communication and customer care skills with the ability to influence and engage a wide range of stakeholders. 

  • Good time management skills and able to work alone with a high level of autonomy 

  • NEBOSH Certification/Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety   

  • NEBOSH Certification in construction Health and Safety or near equivalent (SMSTS)   

  • Proven track record in managing Health Safety and Environmental compliance with a large diverse Trades Workforce in a construction or maintenance related business 

  • Experience in the design and delivery of Health and Safety Compliance Training to a diverse Trade Operations Workforce 

  • Experience of interpretation of complex lengthy legislation and implementation into streamlined instructions, Safe Systems of Work, and documented Risk Assessments for use by the Trades Workforce 

  • Proven ability to provide managers and colleagues with an on-site assessment and advisory service; including formal risk assessments, accident and incident investigations and litigation defence. 

Please note that although this role is home based, it is recommended to have a full driving license with the ability to travel to conduct inspections, as necessary. Your business travel will be reimbursed as per the inland revenue mileage rates. 

Some of our great benefits include:   

  • Up to 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) with the opportunity to buy and sell leave    

  • Family friendly policies including generous Paternity, Maternity, Shared Parental and Adoption leave plus 3 days paid Urgent Domestic Leave 

  • Medicash membership for all employees which includes access to an employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership and exclusive discounts         

  • Health Cash Plan worth up to £1700 p/a with cashback for dental, optical, physio and complementary therapies and more       

  • Pension scheme with minimum employee contributions of up to 3% and Platform will contribute up to 8% (inclusive of life assurance and dependent on employee contributions)         

  • Learning and Development opportunities  

  • Salary sacrifice electric vehicle scheme and cycle to work scheme 

  • Employee reward and recognition scheme with wellbeing hub and discount from a wide range of retailers 

If this sounds like the place for you then we’d love to hear from you. If you would like any further information on the role or would like to arrange an informal chat, please feel free to telephone Mark Lane (HSE Operations Manager) Tel: 07918 160820 or via email: Mark.Lane@platformhg.com 

We aim to hold interviews for this role via Microsoft teams and will contact you to arrange a suitable time once successfully shortlisted.     

Agencies 

We do not require recruitment agency support at this time - all speculative CV’s will be treated as a direct application. 

Join us and find your purpose at Platform!

Working with us is more than just a job, you will be joining an amazing organisation that values you and your contribution, and where you can truly make a difference and change people’s lives.

You will join the largest social housing association in the Midlands. We're much more than just houses; we build homes, strong communities, and make a real and positive difference to the lives of our customers.

We recognise the unique and individual needs of people, so if you are interested in this role but would like to explore a different way of working to the standard Monday to Friday, 9-5 approach, then please highlight this on your application or discuss it with us at the interview stage.  After all, we want to attract the best people to work for us and we know that one size does not fit all.

Platform is a great place to work, we offer lots of opportunities for you to get involved, share ideas and shape what we do - from networking groups through to fun community and social events.  This is an exciting time to join us, that will provide you with real exposure to the wider dynamics of a truly modern housing association that will play a major part in delivering our 5-year corporate strategy.

If we receive a high number of applications, this vacancy may expire prior to the closing date. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Platform Housing Group are committed to building a healthy, vibrant and inclusive organisation that treats people with respect and creates opportunities for all.

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Up to 28 days holiday

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