Flexible location with regular UK travel
Closing date: 28th January 2021 at 11.30 pm
Are you a customer-focused individual with credible experience gained in a health and safety role, including operations? Then join Shelter as Health, Safety and Safeguarding Manager and you could soon be taking on a high profile role that will give you just the challenge you need.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
Our Property and Facilities Team is responsible for the estate and facilities for Shelter’s staff volunteers and clients. That means ensuring that the estate is fit for purpose, delivers our purpose and is compliant with regulations. A varied portfolio currently comprises one freehold property in London, 24 leased offices across England and Scotland and around 94 leasehold shops. The Team provides a full range of professional services, including facilities management, rent and lease negotiations, budget advice, strategic planning, estate management, building surveying, planned and reactive maintenance and crucially, health and safety and safeguarding expertise, That’s where you come in.
About the Role
Essentially, this strategically vital role is about ensuring Shelter has robust processes and controls in place for the management and oversight of workplace health and safety and the safeguarding of staff, volunteers, clients and all who come into contact with Shelter. As well as delivering expertise around workplace health and safety and the safeguarding of adults and children, we’ll count on you to provide compliance guidance and oversight across all of our activities. You’ll also be responsible for raising the profile of health, safety and safeguarding throughout Shelter and leading the development and delivery of relevant policies and procedures. Along the way, you’ll get to work with colleagues to formulate appropriate action plans to ensure compliance, provide advice, implement a health & safety improvement plan and help develop a positive culture that fosters open and transparent conversation.
As well as an industry recognised qualification such as the NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent), you’ll need to either hold, or be close to obtaining, Chartered Membership of IOSH. A track record of delivering training is important too, as are top-notch project management skills, a flexible approach to working hours and an innate ability to organise and prioritise your workload. The written and verbal communication skills it takes to work with, provide advice to, train, and promote excellence in Health and Safety to all staff are essential too, together with commercial awareness, lots of creativity and the ability to lead change and help improve performance.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities),gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.