Health and Safety Officer
29th Jan, 2024 Read time 3 minutes

Health and Safety Officer

Location: Bracknell
Last Updated: 29th January 2024

Full Job Description

Hours: 37.5

Salary: £39,000 to £48,000 Annum (DOE)

Overview of the role

As a member of the Quality Team, the H&S Officer will support with the management of health and safety across the organisation, working with colleagues to ensure a shared understanding and high standards of quality and safety. The H&S officer will carry out H&S audits across our services and offices; in addition, working with the property team to complete reviews around the companies operations, providing support to the services and the organisation’s teams to ensure compliance with H&S. The role involves travelling to the services for around 50% of the time with some overnight stays, therefore a driving license and access to a car is essential.

Key duties

Reporting to the Director of Quality and as a member of the Quality Team, the Health and Safety Officer will support the Director of Quality with the management of Health & Safety (H&S) across the organisation.
To assist other members of the organisation with H&S matters as required.
To work cohesively with the other members of the Quality Team to ensure a shared understanding and high standards of quality and safety.
To support, line manage and develop H&S Auditors

Personal attributes

Essential NVQ Level 4 or equivalent in Health & Safety or NEBOSH National Diploma Level 6.
Membership of a professional body such as IOSH
Drivers licence is a must as extensice driving will be required to visit our services

What are the benefits?

Enhanced holiday entitlement – starting from 30 days inclusive of bank holidays
Sick pay entitlement
Employee Assistance Programme – comprehensive health and wellbeing support for staff
Refer a friend scheme – enjoy a payment of £500 when you recruit a friend to Choice Care
Choiceversary – staff receive vouchers of £75 after 5 years, £100 after 10 years and £150 after 15 years to celebrate their commitment to Choice Care
Christmas bonus – vouchers for all staff members
Life insurance
Annual staff awards – this year each winner received £400 and we had over 30 winners in total
Programme for rising stars
A paid day off on your birthday
Blue Light Card eligibility
Company Car or Car Allowance
Who are we?

Choice Care is one of the UK’s leading residential care providers for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions. With over 25 years’ experience, we’re at the forefront of national best practice, with among the highest CQC ratings of any comparable organisation. We are also proud to be one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers for the second year in a row!

Our homes are more than just a place to live, they’re like a second family for everyone we support. Each home is a close knit community, with its own unique personality, and all the ups and downs of typical family life, built on trust and the promise of unconditional care. Our colleagues build close bonds with the people they care for, helping to create enduring, positive relationships that build confidence and self-esteem.

In every Choice Care home there’s a strong emphasis on living life to the full and having fun, with purposeful daily activities based on individual preferences and capabilities. Alongside this there are regular social events, projects, outings and holiday breaks which everyone can get involved in and express themselves through.

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