• Job description

    Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region.

    We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 500 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.

    In addition to creating positive spaces for our customers we continuously strive to create a positive and progressive workspace to enable our colleagues to achieve their full potential.

    We are looking for an Health & Safety Business Partner (1 post) to join our Health & Safety team.

    The Health & Safety Business Partner will provide expert advice and support on Health and Safety across Onward, ensuring compliance with Health and Safety legislation and landlord statutory compliance. You will provide formal feedback to Management on any significant findings and identifying practical recommendations to address key weaknesses identified

    Acting as a trusted business partner you will help to drive the H&S strategy across the business, supporting exemplary H&S practices, promoting a culture of safety first and monitoring compliance. You will provide expert advice and guidance on a range of specialist areas, e.g.; fire regulations, hazardous substances, Asbestos, machinery, CDM etc. to ensure preventative and corrective actions are taken. You will give timely advice and support to the business as the subject matter expert on risk assessments, partnering management teams to establish a plan to reduce risk and develop safe operational procedures supporting the provision of periodic risk assurance reports to executive teams and committees.

    You will be responsible for conducting audits and reviews across Onward to ensure compliance with landlord and occupational health and safety legislation that is consistent with best practice and also recommending pragmatic and practical solutions for resolution to address non-compliance, providing support with implementation to deadlines.

    It is essential you can demonstrate post- qualification experience working in a health and safety role including a partnership approach to applying Health and Safety Legislation. You should have experience in conducting Health and Safety audits and drafting formal documentation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential along with the ability to work with and influence stakeholders.

    You should be qualified with a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent and ensure Graduate IOSH status, whilst maintaining a thorough knowledge of relevant Occupational Health & Safety legislation underpinned by Continuous Professional Development.

    To enable us to capitalise on the benefits of more flexible ways of working, for our customers, colleagues and to support sustainability, we have developed Onward ‘WorkSpace’. This is our approach that focuses on work being the thing that we do that makes a difference to our customers, not the place we go. This role is home based and there is no requirement to attend the office daily, but you will be required to attend neighbourhoods and/or sites as required to fulfil duties of the role.

    As well as a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, we offer a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and personal development.

    If candidates have any concerns/questions about the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on [email protected] and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.

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