Part-time Health & Safety Officer, for large tech business

Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 Pro Rata
Contract Type: Part-time Permanent
Date posted: 21-12-2018
Reference: 895205

We’re recruiting for a highly varied and challenging Part-time Health & Safety Officer for a large International, technical manufacturer.

This will be working at their Banbury site, North Oxfordshire

The Role

The purpose of the Part-time Health & Safety Officer is to actively manage all health, safety and environmental issues on behalf of the business.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Maintain and uphold all applicable health and safety policies, procedures and systems for the company. Make recommendations and implement changes where necessary
  • Ensure all relevant areas of the business are kept up-to-date with new/changes in Health and Safety legislation, assess effects/possible effects upon business activities and make recommendations
  • Drive a safety culture at all levels of the business
  • Working closely with department managers to ensure that all employees work in a healthy and safe environment
  • Carry out and review risk assessments, inspections and audits and document these appropriately
  • Consider how identified risks can be reduced and incorporated and see these are implemented
  • Undertake installation inspections and audits at agreed designated sites
  • Review PPE provision, maintenance & storage
  • Review emergency procedures and make recommendations
  • Investigate all accidents, incidents, lost-time incidents and near misses throughout the company
  • Focus on resolving areas of concern and push for preventative measures to be implemented
  • Submit RIDDOR reports as necessary ensuring compliance to timeframes
  • Record accidents for analysis and discussion at health and safety meetings
  • Support department managers in making reasonable adjustments to facilitate the return to work of absent employees
  • Work with department managers to ensure adequate training of staff so that health and safety procedures are understood and adhered to
  • Undertake general health and safety awareness training as required within the company
  • Organise all health and safety training needs for the company
  • Ensure the suitable provision of relevant information, instruction and supervision
  • Liaise with clients and suppliers in line with all associated health and safety issues
  • Attend, prepare for and actively participate in Health and Safety meetings
  • Liaise with the appointed Health and Safety coordinators and Safety Committees in line with specific advice and guidance.

Skills & Experience

  • NEBOSH or IOSH qualification
  • Relevant level 5 qualification, HND or equivalent in engineering, or a similarly appropriate subject field
  • A minimum of 2 years previous experience within a similar or comparable multi-site and site-based construction engineering environment in a similar role
  • Self-motivated and good time self-management
  • Able to support colleagues for the overall benefit of the team and the company
  • The flexibility and adaptability to succeed within a demanding business
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of current Health & Safety legislation with a proven ability to influence and develop relationships at all levels within the business and to drive and develop a safety culture in all parts of the organisation
  • Knowledge of H&S standards and legislation
  • Excellent communication skills with a natural ability to build strong relationships
  • A natural ability to work in a cooperative manner, and not in a confrontational manner
  • The ability to communicate clearly and confidently with a range of people, both on the phone and face-to-face
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills with a persistence to see issues resolved
  • Proactive and results orientated with the determination to see projects through from start to finish
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail and a methodical approach
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Ability to manage changing workloads and conflicting priorities at short notice
  • Logically minded
  • Proficient at report writing
  • Proficient in conducting Risk Assessments
  • IT literate and a comprehensive understanding of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Knowledge of GDPR
  • Able and willing to travel within the UK and overseas, in order to react to incidents, or influence normal work, on sites around the world
  • Full current valid driving licence


  • 33 days holiday (includes eight UK bank holidays) per year
  • Healthshield
  • Healthshield Perks (discount platform)
  • Sick pay
  • Competitive Contributory pension

Working Hours

  • Monday – Sunday. 24 working hours per week to be worked across three days, 08:15am – 17:00pm (with an unpaid break of 45 minutes to be taken flexibly between 12:00 and 14:00). A degree of flexibility of start and finish times is required and you are expected to work additional hours as necessary.
  • Overtime will be paid for additional hours as and when necessary.
  • Flexibility as to which days a week you will work

Prospect Personnel are a Recruitment Agency in Banbury. We deal with Permanent & Temporary jobs in Banbury and throughout Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire & Warwickshire.

Please give us a call on 01295 235700 to see how we can help with your job search!

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