Risk and Safety Manager

  • Permanent
  • Leeds
  • Salary: £ 35000.00 per annum
  • Job Reference: SL/HQ00012461

Our client a specialist further education provider in central Leeds are looking to appoint a temporary Risk & safety Manager to manage and develop Health & Safety Legislation and compliance across the university’s sites.

The core responsibilities of the role include:

– To be responsible for the management of Health & Safety ensuring that the University complies with all current Health & Safety legislation.
– To undertake and manage a programme of Risk & Safety audits across the University and produce reports setting objectives to ensure conformance with legislation and processes. To monitor any actions from audits undertaken, whether internal or external in connection with risk and safety and ensure all are met within the timescales set, escalating where necessary.
– To effectively line manage the Risk and Safety Assistant.
– To convene and be a member of the Health & Safety Committee, providing expert advice to the Committee, staff and students on matters relating to health, risk and safety.
– To be responsible for writing a health, risk and safety annual report for approval by the Health and Safety Committee and the SMT before being presented to the Board of Governors.
– To work closely with Human Resources on occupational health matters and workplace adjustments as required.
– To provide support and advice as required to Student Welfare in relation to student health and disability matters.
– To have overall responsibility for Health & Safety reporting/monitoring within the University to both internal and external stake holders, liaising closely with the Head of Estates and ensuring the Vice-Chancellor is informed of any potential RIDDOR reportable incidents.
– To coordinate the process of risk assessments in the University ensuring that all are completed, supporting staff where appropriate. To ensure that accurate and up-to-date records are maintained for COSHH, PPE, First Aid, Fire, – Asbestos, Legionella Management and that agreed actions are implemented.
– To ensure effective accident and incident reporting is implemented across the University, notifying senior managers immediately of all significant accidents and incidents. To carry out necessary investigations and implement appropriate actions, reporting on these to the Health and Safety Committee.
– To ensure RIDDOR reportable incidents are reported to the Health & Safety Executive within the designated timescales
– To ensure any safety testing programmes, such as PAT testing are organised and undertaken and first aid supplies are kept up to date and adequate.
– To oversee the programme of insurance safety checks for University plant and equipment, ensuring recommendations from the checks are completed by relevant departments.
– To deliver health and safety inductions to both staff and students as required.
– To assist in the design and implementation of policies which ensure property maintenance is carried out in a manner that meets legislative/statutory/safety/environmental requirements and good practice.

Previous experience in a similar role managing Health & Safety across multiple sites and holding a NEBOSH qualification is required for this role. Having worked in an environment with students would also be beneficial to this position.

In return, our client are looking to offer salary of £35,000 per annum.

Start Date: 18 Sep 2019