Risk,Health & Safety Advisor
What does it take to become aleading health and social care organisation in the UK, It takes people who canturn lives around every day providing encouragement, delivering innovativeservices and generally improving life for individuals with a learningdisability or those affected by drug and alcohol misuse or mental healthproblems, but it's not just our front-line teams that make a difference, so do the dedicated professionals who workbehind the scenes to support the vital work we do and that's where you can comein.
If you have the desire,capability and motivation to work in this challenging environment, we're looking for a qualified, or close to working towards this, Risk, Health &Safety Advisor to join our Risk and Assurance Department and be part of this close knit team responsible for implementing and evaluating compliance against external standards and legislation affecting our services, as well as meeting those of our integrated governance model - this is achieved through the effective application of our Health and Safety Framework and Risk Management Strategy and other safety standards within the organisation.
On a day-to-day basis you will conduct audits and reviews of our services, review accidents and incidents that may occur and support in depth investigations associated with any such event.An important aspect of the role will involve the provision of health and safety advice to managers and staff, both over the phone and face-to-face, as well as supporting the delivery of relevant group training. You will also be expected to take part in the development and maintenance of our comprehensive Risk and Assurance systems and produce management reports and statistical analysis on all of the information / records generated within this.
The Ideal Candidate
We would consider accepting applications from those with a health or social care background, relevant qualifications, a direct understanding and experience of working in this type of environment, but for the higher end of the scale you'll be suitably knowledgeable and qualified (e.g. NEBOSH certified etc.) and have a demonstrable track record in a similar role. Though you will ideally have experience of providing risk/health and safety assurance services in a variety of settings, induction coaching and training will be provided to develop any further skills you may need. It is important that you possess a sound understanding of social care regulatory inspection requirements and processes and are a collaborative team worker, who is both adaptable and able to work effectively in a challenging and changeable environment.
You must be customer focussed with excellent IT, written and oral communication skills, have knowledge of Health and Safety/Risk Management Strategies, systems and mechanisms and have the ability to conduct research, analyse information, communicate findings and provide recommendations for action, all of which are pre-requisites for this key role.
Why Turning Point?
As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.
Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.
We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.
Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.
What Benefits Will I Receive?
Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:
Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships