Health and Safety Officer
Organisation: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Salary: Salary Range £36,909.00 - £42,920.00 Per Annum
Location: EH12 6TS
To act as the Competent Person for health and safety with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) as defined under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and be the charity’s subject matter expert for health, safety and advise on occupational hygiene including responsibility for health-related projects, such as organising talks and training for staff.
Some of the things you’ll do:
To act as the Competent Person for health and safety in RZSS as defined under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and be the charity’s subject matter expert for health, safety, and occupational hygiene.
Support and contribute to the management, development and implementation of RZSS’ evolving Health and Safety strategy, plans, policies and operational procedures to meet required legal standards and targets.
To administer and co-ordinate the internal Health and safety Committee
To provide professional technical and practical advice on all health and safety aspects of RZSS activities.
To proactively monitor business health and safety performance improvement and devise improvement measures as appropriate.
Ensuring that all Health and safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated. Making sure that accurate health and safety training records are maintained. for courses run or organised by RZSS Health and Safety
What we’re looking for:
Educated to degree-level in a relevant discipline (or with equivalent practical experience) with demonstrable experience in supporting a health and safety advisory function
Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health, or equivalent qualification e.g. NEBOSH
Up-to-date practical knowledge and understanding of health and safety management systems and their implementation in a complex organisation, including risk assessment; identification, assessment and control of hazardous substances; vehicles/plant/machinery; asbestos; physical agents (noise and vibration); fire risk
Experience of developing and delivering core health and safety training courses which could include, but are not limited to, Manual Handling, Risk Assessment, Fire Safety, Managing Safely management.
What you’ll get in return:
37.5hr working week (Monday to Friday with travel between our locations)
34 days annual leave (pro rata)
Access to a healthcare plan
Employer contributory pension scheme
You will receive a staff membership which will give you (and family/friends) free (and discounted) entry to both the Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo as well as a number of other Zoo’s across the UK.
Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this position will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once a successful candidate has been found. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as quickly as possible.
Please see the role profile for further information on what the role involves and essential/desirable criteria.
Application Deadline: Sunday 15/01/2023