09th Sep, 2021 Read time 3 minutes

Head of Health and Safety (Brandon Trust)

Location: Bristol
Last Updated: 9th September 2021

Advance your career in this key Head of Health & Safety role at learning disability charity Brandon Trust. Reporting to the Director of Operations and with accountability to, and regular briefings with, the Chief Executive, you’ll be responsible for developing and delivering a strategic approach to Health and Safety management across our organisation.

Brandon exists to enable children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism, or both, to live life in the way they choose. We provide high-quality, individualised support to around 1,600 people and have a staff team of over 2,000. Operating across southern England and London, support is provided by a widely dispersed workforce, including public spaces and the homes of the people we support.

Our employees have a duty to work safely and meet a range of regulatory standards; you will drive continuous improvement and the highest standards of quality and safety to which Brandon is committed. Based at our head office in Bristol, there will be a requirement to travel across our regions.

Responsible for organisational compliance with health, safety and environment (HSE) and related legislation, you will drive continuous improvement through various channels.

You’ll report to the Director of Operations with accountability to the Chief Executive, advising on risks and offering clear solutions, as well as providing assured oversight and recommendations to Trustees. You’ll develop, influence, manage and promote a positive safety culture and will collaborate with our operations teams, support services, the people we support and external networks.

You’ll review current systems to ensure our teams are equipped to deliver safe yet person centred services that are fully compliant with regulatory requirements. You’ll prepare HSE strategies and develop internal assurance systems and policies, as well as manage inspections, risk assessments and improvement plans. You’ll line manage the Health and Safety Coordinator.

You’ll have a significant and successful track record in managing health & safety, including experience of interacting effectively with a wide range of influential stakeholders including executive directors, senior managers, trustees, external auditors and contractors, and of managing quality assurance and audit procedures. Relentless in your commitment to driving safety you can operate in an at times fast paced, pressured and exacting environment.

You’ll hold a relevant professional qualification (NEBOSH or equivalent), and will ideally be a Chartered member of ISOH and hold a NEBOSH Diploma.

Resilient, proactive and flexible in your approach you ideally have experience of working within social care and informed knowledge of the sector and the frameworks within which we work.

Your credible, energetic approach enthuses people and gains commitment to implementing essential procedures and safe working practices. Able to analyse complex data, draw meaningful conclusions and prepare reports, you have good grounding in IT systems and other applications. A full driving licence is essential.

We provide career development opportunities and a range of benefits.

Contract: permanent, full-time

Salary: £58,000 pa plus lease car/car allowance

Closing date: 5 September 2021

Interviews will be held week commencing 13 September 2021.

No agencies please.

Successful applicants for this role will require a Basic DBS check.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community

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