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Health and Safety Manager - Cardiff

Full Time, Managerial / Executive
Job Sector:
Construction / Trades, HR / Training
South Wales
Salary description:
£44, 962 - £52, 058 per annum
Start Date:
Wales & West Housing
Job Ref:

Health and Safety Manager

Location: Cardiff

Hours: 37 a week

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £44,962 - £52,058 per annum

About the opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to make a real difference to the lives of staff and communities across Wales. Working to the Operations Director you will play a key role in supporting the business and staff in Wales’ top not-for-profit organisation, as voted by our staff in the Sunday Times ‘Best Companies to Work For’ list.

What will you be doing?

Based from our Head Office in Cardiff you will provide strategic and dynamic leadership on all matters relating to health and safety for the Group and act as a duly appointed competent person for health and safety purposes. We are passionate about maintaining and building on our positive safety culture for the benefit of our staff and customers, which is what this role is all about. Supported by the Operations Director, you will develop and manage arrangements for identifying, documenting, assessing, controlling health and embedding safety across the Group.

Our approach to managing and delivering services is to put our people at the centre of what we do, ensuring that our values are not compromised, even in the toughest of situations. Our values are important to us and they drive the way we behave. We coach managers and staff to improve what they do and how they do it to achieve a safer working environment. 

In return for your hard work, commitment and creativity, you will enjoy an environment focused on your continued growth and development, flexible working patterns and a great benefits package.

Who are we looking for?

To succeed in this role:

  • You will have a genuine passion and interest in what we do as an organisation and in Health and Safety as a profession.
  • You will have a recognised health and safety qualification, such as NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and extensive knowledge and experience of relevant legislation and management systems.
  • As a natural leader and influencer you will be passionate and skilled in the creation of effective approaches and systems to drive positive behaviour around safety.
  • Leading a team of five staff members and supported by the Operations Director you will have the resources and opportunity to shape and develop a safety culture at the heart of a forward thinking and successful organisation making a difference to people’s lives, homes and communities across Wales.

What’s in it for you?

During your career with us you will enjoy more than just competitive pay:

  • A diverse and enriching career with opportunities to develop and grow
  • Flexibility and time to live your life with up to 30 days annual leave and the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days, flexible working and time off for volunteering, health screening and more
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Security in the event you are unable to work due to sickness with a generous sick pay scheme and support through an employee assistance and counselling service and a cash plan benefit
  • A choice of pension, including a defined benefit scheme
  • A wide variety of employee benefits and discounts e.g. discounted gym membership
  • And lots more

Who are Wales & West Housing (WWH)?

A large, well established employer – over 620 employees across the WWH Group, which  includes our two subsidiary companiesMulti-award winning – ranked the top Welsh not-for-profit organisation in the 2018 Sunday Times Best Companies awards, fourth in the UK, and Investors In People platinum, the first in Wales

WWH are one of the leading social housing providers in Wales operating across 15 local authority areas and provide quality, affordable homes and services to more than 19,000 residents in over 11,500 properties around the country. The role is based in our Headquarters in Cardiff and supports the business across Wales.

Should you wish to have an informal chat about the post, please contact Chief Executive, Anne Hinchey on 02920 415335.

To apply

Applications are being accepted via our online application process only, unless a disability makes this more difficult. If this is the case please contact the Human Resources Team, on 02920 415311.

Closing date: 18th November 2018 

Assessment date: 23rd November 2018 

Please click here or the Apply Now button below

Company Description

Wales & West Housing is an innovative and dynamic organisation that empowers its staff to drive the business forward and to add real value to the organisation. We are committed to equality of opportunity in all our work.

WWH owns over 11,500 high quality, affordable homes meeting housing and communities’ needs across Wales. These include more than 3,000 dedicated properties for older people as well innovative supported housing solutions for people with a range of particular needs. Our vision is to achieve strong, sustainable growth to make a difference to people’s lives, homes and communities.

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