Health and Safety Business Advisor

Norfolk, Suffolk & Kent
£32280 to £33980 per year
05 Apr 2019
20 Apr 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP


Health and Safety Business Advisor – Care / Supported Living

Remote working – home based / office based to cover East and South East

£31,647 per annum (rising to £33,312 after 12 months service subject to satisfactory performance)

35 hours per week


Why work for us?  

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary Group employs more than 13,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service. 

We are currently seeking an experienced Health and Safety Business Advisor with a successful track record within the Health and Safety sector. Reporting to the Senior Health and Safety Business Advisor, you will be engaging with all Group business areas and external stakeholders in order to support the delivery of complex projects in line with legislative and regulatory requirements. This is an exciting opportunity to provide Health and Safety advice for our staff across our care and support living areas of the business, working alongside our  training team and fire technicians.

The role of Health and Safety Business Advisor will include:

  • Coordinating and delivering audits, inspections and staff training and producing relevant documentation
  • Attending management team meetings and Health and Safety forums to provide business updates and present information and recommendations to support decision making
  • Developing and coordinating a range of projects and identifying areas for improvement
  • Responding to requests for information and support on the full range of Health and Safety topics

Skills and experiences:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Health and Safety legislation relevant to the care and supported living sector
  • Proven knowledge of a range of premises based hazards, in particular personal safety, remote working and conflict/anti-social behaviour
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages, specifically Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook (or similar)
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to negotiate effectively
  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workload in a fast paced environment
  • Due to the nature of this position, travel will be a requirement for the role, therefore a full, current driving licence is essential

Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer a comprehensive reward and benefits package appropriate for the role that you do, including:

  • A pension scheme, with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • 25 days leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays
  • Life assurance provided to all staff
  • Health and well-being plans, including voluntary critical illness scheme
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities

To view the job profile, please click here

Closing Date: 19 April 2019

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

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Sanctuary Group is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

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