Health and Safety Officer
03rd Jul, 2024 Read time 4 minutes

Health and Safety Officer

Company Website: https://www.autism.org.uk/
Location: UK, Home Based
Last Updated: 3rd July 2024

Full Job Description

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

What we can offer you:

  • Pension scheme
  • Excellent induction, training and development programme including training about autism and opportunities to attend our conferences
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits (cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan)
  • Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme
  • Access to the Headspace App

We are passionate about supporting autistic people into work, and particularly welcome applications from autistic people. We help autistic people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our staff and volunteers. We particularly encourage applications from people from all minority groups, who are currently under-represented in our workforce. Together, we can create a society that works for autistic people.

We are currently looking for a Health and Safety (H&S) Officer to support the National H&S Lead. This post will be home based.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, hours can be worked flexibly across the week but will need to meet team requirements.

Who we are looking for:

Under the direction of the National Lead for Health and Safety the post holder will assist the collation and distribution of data, information and guidance regarding H&S practice across the organisation. You may be required to support the wider Assurance and Compliance team in the delivery of projects and initiatives, as required.

You will have excellent IT skills, including excel and word, demonstrate good communications (verbal and written), negotiation and problem-solving skills.

You will have your NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent and be committed to maintaining your CPD. Experience in health and safety in the care sector, including the ability to analyse and understand auditing processes would be an advantage.

The role requires you to be able to prioritise your own workload and work to tight deadlines; to be pro-active and to take the initiative when required, in particular to develop and improve systems and processes within a changing environment.

Previous experience of working within an administrative environment, including audit activities, experience of using bespoke reporting and data management systems and a knowledge of the Charity sector would be an advantage.

How to apply:

  • To apply for this role please click the Apply button below.
  • When providing a supporting statement, please refer to the Job Description and person specification and include any information that shows your suitability for the role.
  • For more information about this job please contact [email protected]

Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism.

The National Autistic Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

** Please note that we may close the job early in the event of receiving a high number of applications.

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