Health, Safety and Fire Business Partner

Home Group
EC1M 3JF, London (Greater)
£30,000 - £60,000_£40,000 - £49,999
23 Sep 2020
09 Oct 2020
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP


Health, Safety and Fire Business Partner

Home Based with National Travel (East of England Watford/Luton area)

Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)

Salary Circa £42,000 depending on skills and experience

Plus Brilliant Benefits

Keeping our business healthy and safe. That’s when it hits home.

You will be an important member of our highly respected and specialist health and safety team. We are pretty awesome (if we say so ourselves) we’ve just been awarded our 6^th (!!) consecutive ROSPA Gold award and hold OHSAS 18001 accreditation! Critical to making the service we deliver a success; are the strong relationships we’ve developed across the wider business and with our external partners.  

We are super passionate about developing and implementing the Health and Safety strategy, plan and policies for Home Group so that there is a clear framework that drives compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements.

What makes us No. 10 in the UK’s Best Super Large Great Places to Work, 6th Best Place in the UK for Great Places for Women to Work, 18th in the Stonewall Top 100 and Investors in People Platinum Standard….? It’s our brilliant people and culture!

About our team

You’ll be working alongside our fabulous team who are super passionate about putting safety at the forefront of everything we do for our customers and colleagues. To us were not just a team we’re a ‘work family’. You will report to the Head of Health & Safety, John Johnson who has only been with us 11 months but has worked in housing and care for over 13 years. There are 16 of us in the team and we don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too!

Where you’ll work

You’ll work across the East of England Watford/Luton area; however, you will be given a region that helps to reduce your travel and will be as close to home as possible. The great news is that you will have the flexibility of working either from home or in one of our local offices (when it is safe to return) and we’ll give you the technology and kit to make that easy. There may be the necessity to work away from this location and you are required to be flexible to work within other office/service locations in the future within an agreed area of your initial office location. As part of your role you will be expected to travel and work from any of Home Group's locations as required.

 Working hours

It’s the team’s unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child’s school play, your partner’s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours!

About you

As our Health, Safety and Fire Business Partner you will be responsible for conducting high quality fire risk assessments, including complete descriptions of any required remedial actions. You’ll conduct pro-active high-quality health & safety audits of our housing and supported sites.

You will be required to quality assure that contractors have completed any fire remedial works to the correct standards and have used the correct materials etc.

You’ll be responsible for root cause analysis of accident/ incident investigations, completing comprehensive investigation reports. You’ll assist in writing health, safety and fire policies and procedures including guidance notes.

Here at Home Group we have invested heavily in our future and use current and up to date equipment. You’ll be issued with the latest kit, which could include a Surface Pro and mobile. So it's really important to us that you are technologically savvy (or at the very least not a technophobe!)

It’s important to us that you have experience of working in health, safety and fire within a housing/ care environment. Don’t worry, we won’t drop you in the deep end, we’ll help to you understand how things work at Home Group!

In order to keep us right and protect our business and customers, it’s critical that you hold NEBOSH Occupational Health and Safety, NEBOSH fire risk management and an approved fire risk assessor qualification

You must have current extensive experience of conducting full cat 2/3 fire risk assessments and supportive proactive H&S Audits and Inspections in housing and social care premises to be considered for this position.

You need to be able to drive, as well as having access to a car insured for business purposes. Don’t worry, we’ll pay you expenses to cover this use!

Want to know more?

If you’re not reading this advert on our careers’ pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the Health, Safety and Fire Business Partner Job Description, and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also gotsome short films that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!

To apply

Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.

You’re unique!

Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So, whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work! 

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