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Health & Safety Manager

London, Central Services
Closed - Monday 9th March 2015

The Health & Safety Manager will be responsible for providing strategic health and safety across the iQ business and to design and implement systems to manage compliance with health and safety law and best practice. They will develop, promote and implement Health and Safety best practice and a safety culture and work proactively to establish, implement and maintain a programme of continual improvement in the management of Health & Safety and to provide clear direction in the ongoing development of a safe environment for colleagues, tenants, contractors and visitors to iQ sites.

They will advise on all safety, health and welfare matters to ensure the Company complies with all current and future Health & Safety legislation and act as iQ’s Competent Person.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To monitor and report on health and safety performance to the Board and Senior Management;
  • To be responsible for ensuring that employers and workers comply with safety legislation and that safety policies and practices are adopted and adhered to.
  • To manage the relationship with Wellcome Trust’s auditors and iQ’s consultants;
  • To monitor, evaluate and review health and safety policy and practice, and make recommendations and implement new policies and procedures as required;
  • To review each site’s workplace risk assessments;
  • To ensure that adequate fire safety strategies are implemented across the iQ portfolio;
  • To assist in the identification of training needs and develop and implement health & safety training as required;
  • To negotiate and manage services provided by consultants and training providers;
  • To assess the health and safety policies of contractors prior to approval;
  • To monitor the performance of compliance contractors;
  • To outline safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards;
  • To carry out regular site inspections and audits to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented and to identify unsafe plant, unsafe working conditions and fire hazards;
  • To make changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation;
  • To prepare health and safety strategies and developing internal policy;
  • Leading in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks;
  • To keep records of inspection findings and producing reports that suggest improvements;
  • To maintain a working knowledge of all Health and Safety legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry;
  • To manage and organise the safe disposal of hazardous substances, e.g. asbestos;
  • To advise on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, legionella, asbestos and occupational diseases.

Essential Skills and Experience:

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Sound technical knowledge of legal and compliance issues relating to residential property. legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry;
  • Strong leadership skills to undertake a complex role in a large national organisation and to take responsibility and ownership for the Health & Safety function of the business.
  • Extensive proven track record of delivery of Health and Safety management systems and provision of advice in a similarly dispersed organisation.
  • Knowledge of fire, asbestos and legionella regulations
  • Excellent communication with high levels of negotiating, influencing and presentation skills. Can communicates effectively to, and manages the expectations of, a wide range of internal and external audiences and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint)
  • Proficiency in the use of databases.
  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Regular travel, including occasional overnight stays, will be required across England and Scotland.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to:

Sarah Mighall
Human Resources Department
iqrecruitment@iqpartnership.co.uk