Health & Safety Officer

Posted 01 July 2024
Salary £55000 - £65000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Environmental, Health & Safety
Contact NameSam Geddis

Job description

Vickerstock are working in partnership with a national residential construction firm on the appointment of a Health & Safety Officer.

You will be responsible for the implementation of the company's safety management system, contribute to successful project delivery, and report directly to the Health and Safety Manager.

What's in it for you?

  • Starting salary up to €65k - dependant on experience.
  • Full private healthcare cover
  • Annual salary review
  • Continuous professional development programme & funding
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Tax saver - travel and bike to work
  • Pension scheme with matching contributions

In your new role:

  • Work as part of the management team to ensure the provision of a safe and productive work environment.
  • Seek to improve the standard of Health & Safety within the company management system and on specific sites.
  • Monitor and enforce the implementation of the Health & Safety management system.
  • Identify site specific hazards and ensure they are addressed in the site documentation and on the site.
  • Ensure the site folders and statutory records are being maintained.
  • Assist site management to comply with statutory Health & Safety requirements.
  • Assist Health & Safety Manager to develop and implement Risk assessments and improvements to the safe systems of work.
  • Assist Health & Safety Manager and site management to coordinate the safe systems of work for contractors and ensure strict adherence to site rules.
  • Enforce site specific disciplinary procedures.
  • Conduct Health & Safety auditing on site and address non-conformances.
  • Complete accident and incident investigations.
  • Identify training needs on site for personnel and the contractors.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Minimum of 4 years' experience in in managing safety systems in construction.
  • Relevant qualification in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Able to manage Health and Safety on-site using their own initiative within the scope of the management system
  • Strong relationship builder and ability to leverage key relationships across the full spectrum of project stakeholders and statutory bodies
  • Experience in managing risk and implementing control measures.
  • Able to work and build strong relationships with contractors from various backgrounds and trades
  • Ability to chair and deliver Health and Safety meetings and presentations.

Desirable (it would be great if you have this, but don't worry if you don't):

  • Member of IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) preferred.

For a confidential conversation on how Vickerstock can help support you with your next move, get in touch with Sam Geddis, our Health and Safety Specialist today.