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Health & Safety Co-Ordinator - Cardiff

Full Time
Job Sector:
Administration / Office Work, Charity / Not for Profit, HR / Training, Nursing / Social Care
South Wales
Salary description:
£23, 462 per annum
Start Date:
The Wallich
Job Ref:

Health & Safety Co-Ordinator

Reports To: Head of Facilities

Term: Permanent

Based At: Cardiff, Wales

Salary: £23, 462 per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday 9.00am - 17.00 with occasional evening and weekend working as required.

Closing Date: 21 May 2018 12:00PM


The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. All post-holders within the organisation are required to work within The Wallich's values, policies, procedures and working practices, in support of the overall achievement of its mission and current business plan. This includes attendance at identified training courses and exhibiting behaviours which demonstrate respect for colleagues, clients and all other stakeholders, and which positively supports the reputation and work of the organisation.

Project Description

The Facilities Department operates across Wales and is responsible for ensuring that all projects are compliant with necessary health and safety legislation and meet required standards, as well as managing a comprehensive planned, cyclical and responsive maintenance service to all The Wallich’s owned, managed and leased properties.

Purpose of Role

The Health and Safety Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, assessment and review of a comprehensive occupational, health and safety management plan which emphasises safety in the workplace. This is achieved through management and staff involvement in the preparation of safe work practices, and to assist the Head of Facilities in the standardisation and implementation of effective and appropriate Health and Safety documentation and resources. In addition, to the implementation of consistent and effective Health and Safety auditing and monitoring systems.

Person Profile


  • NEBOSH, IOSH qualified or similar
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act, Regulations and codes of practice.
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of current Health and Safety legislation.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance processes and commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Competent using Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, MS Outlook and Case Management Systems to an intermediate level.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how your personal life can have positive and negative impacts on your own performance and attendance.
  • Knowledge, understanding and commitment to Equal Opportunities.
  • An understanding of the need for professional boundaries.


  • Experience of working in an environment with a significant focus on Health and Safety.
  • Experience of COSHH, RIDDOR and risk assessment processes.
  • Experience of Health and Safety monitoring systems.
  • Experience of working with documentation related to Health and Safety.
  • Experience of site inspections and audits.
  • Experience of investigating accidents and incidents and making recommendations for preventative action.
  • Experience of, and ability to, work with groups of staff to develop health and safety performance improvement strategies.
  • Experience of, and ability to, identify safety issues and prepare a comprehensive plan to achieve goals.
  • Experience of engaging with diverse people in a non-judgemental way.
  • Experience of dealing with challenging situations.
  • Experience of lone working on own initiative and without close supervision.
  • Experience of organising resources and prioritising workloads to meet deadlines.
  • Experience of monitoring and recording systems and checking work against set criteria.
  • Experience of implementing new systems and working practices.
  • Experience of analysing information and cross referencing different data sources and preparing reports to a wide-ranging audience.
  • Experience of managing and leading teams and individuals.


  • Able to form positive working relationships with members of the team and the wider organisation.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written with the ability to communicate with a wide range of people.
  • Driving licence and own vehicle is essential.
  • Able to work flexibly in line with the requirements of the organisation.
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable but not essential.
  • Able to lone work and travel across Wales as required.

Interview date: 5 / 6 June 2018

Induction details:  New starters at The Wallich will be required to complete a 3 day Induction in Cardiff at the commencement of their employment.

To apply, please visit our website by clicking here or the “Apply Now” button below

Company Description

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Personal Development:

We place an emphasis on personal development for staff at all levels throughout the charity. Our in-house training programme offers a wide range of courses which you will be encouraged to attend to support you to develop whilst working for us. You may also be asked to attend external or vocational learning opportunities as appropriate.

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