Dutton Recruitment currently require a Health & Safety Manager for a role within a University to provide specialist knowledge for Health and Safety, leading and managing university-wide processes and/or services in relation to regulations and policy, ensuring adherence and contribute to university-wide strategies, plans and priorities.
Working as part of a cross-university management group, ensuring operational excellence and consistency of practice across the university and in specific lead areas.
Role Specific Responsibilities:
To provide strategic leadership for health and safety in line with the university strategy and legal requirements; set standards and develop long term plans in relation to the delivery of specialist work; providing specialist support in line with the Management Regulations 1999 and associated statutory framework;
responsible for the development and implementation of Health and Safety processes and policies, providing operational leadership for compliance processes ensuring effective liaison with HROD on delivery of the Wellbeing agenda.
To provide management, leadership and expertise to direct line reports, and other staff where required, allocating responsibilities, motivate, lead and mentor staff where required; provide general guidance, coaching and support, developing their skills and knowledge, work planning and managing performance:
- lead and/ or support HROD processes, including recruitment and development plan
- to act as point of escalation and referral from staff or stakeholders on complex operational issues
- To apply expert knowledge in developing and delivering a high-quality service for health and safety, providing diverse and comprehensive support, responding to/ leading complex issues/areas across the University. e.g.;
- produce regular monitoring reports, for defined service areas, on health, safety and wellbeing performance and compliance indicating areas for improvement, including an annual health and safety report to relevant leadership teams and local committees.
- carry out investigations into incidents/accidents and work-related ill health issues as required, sharing relevant learning outcomes to key stakeholders including local safety action groups.
- ensure the provision of specialist assessments of health and safety risk, and appropriate options for action, as required for the University's operations and/or relevant projects and developments.
- To monitor local health and safety governance structures and be accountable for the management of effective assurance systems to evidence that risk, safety, compliance, quality of Health and Safety is effectively managed within a culture of continual improvement and integrated business planning and management.
- To develop and deliver bespoke health and safety training to staff, students (including in response to statutory/regulatory requirements, incidents or audit recommendations; promote awareness of the service; write guidance materials to ensure the service is understood and applied consistently across the university.
- To develop and manage partnerships with both external and internal stakeholders; work collaboratively to deliver and enhance the service offer; and provide expert advice on relevant University policies and procedures e.g.;
- to lead work on the use of ionising radiations as a critical risk; to develop programmes of work, policies, procedures and safe systems of work, including internal and external stakeholders such as NHS.
- To advise line manager on issues affecting area of responsibility; produce and present papers/ report to relevant boards/committees to support operational and strategic decision making.
- To manage the development and oversee the operation of administrative systems, record keeping within an agreed framework: e.g. use of BeOnline safety management system
The above list is not exhaustive and, as such, it is expected that you will be responsible for related issues commensurate to the level of the role.
Essential Role Specific Requirements:
- National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent (RQF/CQFW Level 6 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland or SCQF Level 10 in Scotland).
- Chartered membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
- Significant experience of leading a Health and Safety service area/ specific function, contributing to the strategic development of the service
- Experience of writing, reviewing and disseminating policies/ standards
- Experience of leading the development and delivery of events/ projects/ training
- Significant experience of providing expert advice and guidance to senior managers and internal/ external stakeholders to inform decision making
- Significant experience of leading effectively in an environment of complex regulations and procedures (e.g. Health and Safety legislation, Codes of Practice and guidance)
- Knowledge and experience of health and safety legislation and best practice
- Proficient in the use of online safety management systems e.g. analysis of data to identify trends in accidents and near miss reports
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