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We have an exciting opportunity for a National Safety Manager (Headquarters) to join our team based in London. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis, and in return, we will offer you a competitive salary of £49,823 per annum. The Scouts are embarking on transforming their Volunteer Journey to make volunteering with us even more attractive, accessible, flexible, and enjoyable. For our 160,000 volunteers, a crucial part of their volunteer experience is the training we offer to ensure they feel confident and are equipped to undertake their role. We want to develop a learning culture where training is simple but effective and delivers the skills and knowledge that our volunteers need when they need it, whether they work directly with our young people delivering skills for life or carry out a supporter, manager or governance role. There is a wide range of learning needs to be met and we want to enable our volunteers to manage their own learning journey and access their training in a modern and flexible way that enables them to fit it into their lives alongside their volunteering and other commitments. The National Safety Manager Role: The purpose of this role is to provide effective management of health and safety across Scouts Headquarters (which includes its estates, adventure centres and subsidiary companies). The role will create and implement appropriate policies, procedures, guidance and risk assessments across Headquarters to ensure compliance with all Health and Safety legislation. It will provide regular management oversight and reporting to the organisation's governance structure and the Senior Leadership Team on a range of safety matters. The role will provide specialist advice, guidance, training and support to all staff in matters of safety at work and ensure effective systems are in place for the reporting of all safety incidents (internally and externally) and post incident investigation, learning and recommendations for change. What will you be doing in the National Safety Manager role? - Manage all health and safety matters across Scouts Headquarters (which includes its estates, adventure centres and subsidiary companies) ensuring the organisation is legally complaint with all relevant health and safety legislation - Champion and role model a safety first culture which is based on pragmatism, best practice and above all an unrelenting focus on keeping everyone at Scouts safe - Develop and implement policies, procedures and guidance in line with external best practice to support health and safety management across Scouts Headquarters (through the necessary governance groups e.g. the Health, Safety and Welfare Committee, the Safety Committee, etc.) - Provide specialist safety advice, support and training to staff across Scouts Headquarters to manage, monitor and improve the health and safety standards in the workplace - Act as a principal contact and maintain relationships with relevant external (mainly safety) organisations, representing the organisation externally and where necessary providing contributions to external investigative processes - Provide advice and support (including exceptionally outside of normal working hours) on urgent safety matters and critical incidents - Manage agreed delegated budgets and ensuring reporting requirements are met - Any other duties as reasonably requested by the Head of Safety commensurate with the general level of responsibility of the job What we are looking for in our National Safety Manager: - Extensive professional experience in health and safety management at work - Experience of developing and implementing health and safety management systems - Experience of developing safety policies, procedures, guidance and template risk assessments - Experience of monitoring safety compliance, analysing safety data and identifying trends - Experience of writing reports and making recommendations for change - Up to date knowledge of workplace safety practices in a relevant industry - Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders - Excellent communication skills, both written and oral - Ability to champion and role model a safety first culture amongst staff and in different work based operating environments - Ability to make risk based assessments and take appropriate action - Ability to manage budgets within agreed parameters - Ability to manage projects and teams - Relevant IOSH or NEBOSH accredited qualification (at least Level 3) - Relevant qualification(s) in managing health and safety in a work based environment - Educated to degree level or equivalent What we can offer you as our National Safety Manager: - 25 days holiday and going up to 28 days after 2 years' service and 32 days after 5 years' service - Additional holidays between Christmas & New Year - Life Assurance - Simply Health Scheme - Generous Pension Scheme - Free car parking Closing date: Sunday 1 August 2021, 23:59 Don't miss out on the opportunity to join our fantastic team Click 'Apply' now The Scouts is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. 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