Health and Safety Manager - Home Based, UK

Posted 19 Mar 2020

Rethink Mental Illness

Home Based, UK (Quality Assurance or Safety)

Job Type:contractDuration:0 months
Category:Quality Assurance or SafetyRecruiter Reference:520255
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Do you want a rewarding career where you can really make a difference?

Are you an experienced recruiter looking to work for a leading mental health charity?

If so, you may be the person we are looking for

We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.”

We have an exciting opportunity for a Health and Safety Manager to join our established and friendly team. You will join us on a permanent contract working full time, 37.5 hours per week based at home. You will need to be able to work flexibly as the role will involve national travel to our services across England.

In everything we do, we seek to demonstrate our values: Passion, Commitment, Openness, Hope, Expertise and Understanding. If these values resonate with you, we would love to hear from you.

What will you be doing?

You will provide regular reporting information and advice to senior management to ensure the policy of Rethink Mental Illness takes all reasonable steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all staff, volunteers, people who use our services as well as contractors and all other persons who may be affected by our operations is maintained. You will also;

  • Carry out health and safety audits and work with services and heads of department where Red audits have been undertaken
  • Maintain the Sphera risk assessment database, providing and maintaining a series of risk assessment templates for services and teams to use.
  • Monitor the Sphera incident and accident database, providing information to the Integrated Governance & Oversight Group (IGOG) on reported accidents to staff, ensuring all RIDDOR reporting requirements are met. Provide support to managers on same.
  • Issue Health and Safety Bulletins when required to ensure service improvement and learning and to identify risk management themes.
  • Develop and maintain the health and safety policy and associated procedures and guidance documents
  • Maintain the health and safety induction e-learning modules, creating new content when necessary

Do you have what we are looking for?

  • Ability to challenge practice and the passion to drive H & S culture in a diverse environment
  • An effective and professional communicator
  • Grade Manager C Qualified to CMIOSH status Minimum of 3 years’ experience ideally in a care sector
  • Hold a NEBOSH H&S Diploma or equivalent
  • Evidence of a commitment to learning and professional development

What will you receive?

You will have plenty of opportunities to enhance your abilities with the chance to make a real difference every day. In addition, you will have excellent development opportunities including funded training, career development and a range e-learning courses. You will also receive:

  • £35,734.51 - £39,295.31 per annum
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance and employee assistance programme
  • 25 days annual leave rising to 30 days plus bank holidays
  • Your "Rethink Day" - 1 day’s additional leave (pro rata) on your Birthday
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Flexible working

Don’t just change jobs, change lives!

The Recruitment Advisor looking after this role is Katie Wright. If you’d like to know any more about the position, please feel free to drop her an email at or give her a call on 0121 522 7111

Just a couple of final things,

We welcome applications from everyone, applicants with lived experience, LGBTQ+, people with a disability, or who are BAME are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status and therefore we ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to everyone.

We reserve the right to change the closing date without notice depending on the number of responses received.

How to Apply

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