Health and Safety Manager

Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP
Actual Salary: £34,562 and £37,288
23 Dec 2021
17 Jan 2022
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Part Time

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic team leading on the oversight of health and safety strategy, policies and procedures across our schools.

The Health and Safety Manager is responsible for developing and promoting a positive health and safety culture throughout our Foundation. They will be responsible for the effective and efficient management of all health and safety matters, including policy implementation, monitoring and inspection, buildings compliance, risk assessment and delivery of health and safety training.

Working hours are 28 hours per week, over 4-5 days, all year round.

Predominantly, this role will be based at the Warwick Campus.
Job Description:
This is a key management role within the Foundation, created to ensure the delivery of the highest quality health and safety services.
The Health and Safety Manager reports to the Director of Estates and Operations, working in close partnership with our school teams across the Foundation. The role holder will facilitate best practice in health and safety.
Overall Responsibilities

You will be responsible for ensuring the Foundation meets all its legal and regulatory obligations in respect of health and safety.
Advice to our schools
You will:
•Support and guide senior management across the Foundation in providing a healthy and safe environment.
•Co-ordinate and provide advice to Foundation and individual school Health & Safety Committees.
•Respond to the individual needs of the Foundation’s schools to ensure that they have consistent access to advice on all aspects of Health and Safety.
•Advise the schools’ Careers staff on pupil work experience health & safety checks
•Support and advise the school Senior Leadership Teams on exceptional circumstances such as pandemics, serious untoward incidents, security alert, crisis planning etc.

You will:
•Lead on the development and delivery of a Foundation wide Health and Safety Strategy.
•Review and update health and safety policies and present to Foundation Health and Safety Committee and Governors’ Resources and Estates Committee.
•Keep senior management appraised of any relevant changes to legislation.
•produce a termly report to Governing Body to include a summary of Health and Safety issues, legislative updates, accident statistics and recommendations to address any areas for improvement.

Budget Management
You will:
•have oversight of Health and Safety departmental budgets.
•identify and implement efficiency savings across all operational departments within your control.

Line Management
You will have responsibility for line management of:
•Buildings and Compliance Officer
•Health and Safety Administrator

You will:
•Manage, develop and motivate staff in your team conducting regular reviews of staff performance to ensure that individuals are working effectively to deliver the Foundation's strategic priorities.
•Provide effective leadership to ensure that diverse departments work together as a cohesive team.

Buildings Compliance
You will:
•Advise School Heads and Director of Estates & Operations on health and safety aspects of minor and major building works that take place around WISF site

Key Requirements

Qualification Experience/Knowledge:
Essential criteria:
•NEBOSH Diploma and NEBOSH General
•Certificate IOSH and NEBOSH qualified
•Relevant membership of IOSH
•Experience of writing and maintaining EHS (Environmental Health and Safety policies)
•Good understanding of current health & safety legal compliance knowledge and legislation
•Experience carrying out site inspections/audits
•Experience of managing safety programmes
•Experience of delivering Health and Safety training
Desirable criteria:
•Experience of supporting the development and improvement of ISO management systems 9001, 14001, 45001
•Experience in Education.

•The ability to build and maintain positive and lasting relationships with a wide range of people.
•Excellent written communication and report writing skills
•Engaging presentation and training skills
•Effective team building skills and experience in relationship development.
•The ability to manage under pressure and work to targets and tight deadlines
•Personal and professional commitment to the Foundation’s vision and core values and an ability to articulate these meaningfully to staff at all levels to inspire exceptional performance
•Clear ability to actively participate as a member of Foundation Committees and to represent the Foundation externally
•An effective management style that reflects an understanding of managing people, their personal development and welfare
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Strong IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
•High standards of personal and professional integrity
•Flexible approach to hours of work to meet requirement of job role

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults:
•Understands their role in the context of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults
•Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people

Equal Opportunities:
•Understanding of the requirements of Equality and Diversity

Additional Information & How to Apply

Please use the internal Application Form (attached).

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 17th January
Interview date: TBC

Warwick Independent Schools Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Supporting documents
Equality Form
Information pack
Application form

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