Group Health & Safety Advisor
Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stafford College
Salary: £28,539 - £31,520 (NSUP 23-26)
Full time: 37 hours per week
Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) is a large tertiary college with c10,000 staff and students based on two main campuses in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stafford. The majority of provision is located in new provision which has been built or refurbished within the last 10-12 years. Further capital developments are about to commence on the main Stafford campus.
The person appointed will be the principal health and safety specialist within the organisation and as such will need the ability to work across both campuses on a flexible basis. The role is based within the Estates and Facilities team and, in addition to extensive liaison with others in that area, the Advisor will be required to provide advice to the Senior Management Team on legislative changes.
Also critical to the role will be your ability to support Curriculum Managers and teaching staff to ensure a thorough understanding that the College’s Health and Safety Policy, procedures and practices in order to maintain and ensure a safe working environment for all staff and students.
The specific duties of the post holder are:
To provide health and safety advice, support and services to all staff throughout the College in order to assist them in achieving compliance with their duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act and supporting regulations.
To carry out Health and Safety and Fire Safety audits, make appropriate recommendations and notify the Group Head of Estates and Facilities and the Senior Management Team of any improvements which require attention.
To liaise with appropriate regulatory authorities/agencies/Health and Safety Committee on health and safety matters to secure the provision of a safe and healthy environment.
What’s in it for you?
The college offers and excellent benefits package which includes:
Local Government Pension Scheme.
Excellent Training and Development Opportunities.
25 days annual leave, rising to 30 following 5 years’ service (plus bank holidays and Christmas closure period).
The closing date for completed applications is 16th May 2021.
Interviews are to be held week commencing 24th May 2021.
This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All college based positions are subject to enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.
Newcastle-under-Lyme College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.