Health and Safety Business Partner

Onward Homes
Merseyside, Lancashire or Greater Manchester
Fixed Point Salary (£35,000 - £37,500)
29 Nov 2018
17 Dec 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Onward Homes is one of the largest registered provider of social housing, based solely in the North West of England.

In April 2017, we brought the Group together under the Onward brand to signal our intention to increase our impact and to make a greater contribution to the communities and customers we serve and we are delivering a major transformation change programme in the way in which we deliver services and how we are structured as a business.

As part of a continued focus on developing and shaping our customer services and supporting our wider operational teams, we are looking for a Health and Safety Business Partner (2 posts) to join our Health and Safety team in our Liverpool, Accrington or Greater Manchester offices.

You will provide expert advice and support on Health and Safety across Onward, ensuring compliance with Health and Safety legislation and landlord statutory compliance whilst providing formal feedback to management on any significant findings and identifying practical recommendations to address key weaknesses identified.

Acting as a trusted business partner you will help to drive the H&S strategy across the business, supporting exemplary H&S practices, promoting a culture of safety first and monitoring compliance. You will provide expert advice and guidance on a range of specialist areas, e.g.; fire regulations, hazardous substances, Asbestos, machinery CDM etc. to ensure preventative and corrective actions are taken. You will give timely advice and support to the business as the subject matter expert on risk assessments, partnering management teams to establish a plan to reduce risk and develop safe operational procedures supporting the provision of periodic risk assurance reports to executive teams and committees.

You will be responsible for conducting audits and reviews across Onward to ensure compliance with landlord and occupational health and safety legislation that is consistent with best practice and also recommending pragmatic and practical solutions for resolution to address non-compliance, providing support with implementation to deadlines.

You will devise and deliver H&S training aligned to the needs of the business and assist in developing and implementing Onward H&S policies, procedures and guidance.

You will provide administration of all H&S systems to ensure Health and Safety actions are recorded and monitored, analysing the information recorded to support risk management and the H&S strategy.

It is essential you can demonstrate post- qualification experience working in a health and safety role including a partnership approach to applying Health and Safety Legislation.  You should have experience in conducting Health and Safety audits and drafting formal documentation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential along with the ability to work with and influence stakeholders.

You should be qualified with a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent and ensure Graduate IOSH status, whilst maintaining a thorough knowledge of relevant Occupational Health & Safety legislation underpinned by Continuous Professional Development.