Health, Safety and Facilities Manager - South

35,000 - 40,000
Ref: 4085 Date Posted: Tuesday 21 Nov 2023

Our client is a luxury Student Accommodation provider with sites based across the UK and Europe.  With exciting growth plans, this is an excellent opportunity to join them.

We are seeking a Health, Safety and Facilities Manager to work in a field-based position. You will be reporting to the Associate Director for Health, Safety and Facilities and will be responsible for the duties listed below for sites located in the South and South West of England

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all schemes have risk assessments scheduled in line with required assessment cycles, liaising with relevant departments and third parties as required.
  • Review all risk assessments on at least an annual basis to ensure all findings and actions are managed in an appropriate timescale and provide support to relevant employees.
  • Conduct condition surveys on newly constructed and acquired schemes, and report findings to the HSFD team and relevant parties as outlined by the Director of Health, Safety and Facilities in line with departmental SLA’s.
  • Liaise with the mobilisation team and other departments as required on new site acquisitions and attend project/client meetings for new/existing schemes where required.
  • Ensure that all employees are aware of and follow all policies, procedures, and documentation requirements relevant to them and their roles as issued by the Health, Safety and Facilities Department.
  • Undertake an annual compliance audit on all sites incorporating a visual building inspection and compliance report, a review of safety and compliance performance on the Health and Safety management system (including completed and outstanding actions), and a review of the buildings risk assessments.
  • Liaise with operations to support in the completion of safety, facilities, and compliance related actions resulting from operational audits
  • Prepare client reports as and when required in the format agreed by the client
  • Assist in ensuring that the HSFD team complete site spot checks on 10% of all sites nationally to identify compliance/non-compliance and provide recommendations/a programme of action.
  • Promote an enthusiastic safety culture that delivers positive commitment to and engages all employees in continuous improvement of safety performance.
  • Report any immediate safety/facilities concerns to the Associate Director of Health, Safety & Facilities.
  • Assist in managing the arrangements for statutory, insurance based, and enforcement authority inspections and enquiries, agreeing and implementing necessary changes and actions within the required timescales.
  • Assist with providing support to sites outside of your region if required, including those outside of the UK. This may require European travel.
  • Meet regularly with senior operational managers in your region to identify any issues or areas of support required.
  • Produce a monthly compliance report for your region to the Associate Director of Health, Safety & Facilities in a pre-agreed format.

For this position we are seeking the following skills & attributes:

  • Knowledge of building health & safety issues
  • Facilities Management background
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Training experience
  • Knowledge of Behavioural Safety programmes
  • Current driving licence and car – essential.
  • A current and valid passport and be able to travel internationally.
  • Knowledge of ISO 18001 / ISO 14001 / ISO 9001 / ISO 45001
  • Ideally has attained a NEBOSH General Certificate 
  • A second language would be beneficial but is not essential.

Interviews will be held in January with the aim that the successful candidate will join in either February or March 2024.