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We have an exciting opportunity for a Safety Officer to join our team.

Location: Gilwell Park, Chingford, London (with hybrid working)

Salary: £39,650 Band F, Level 3 (inclusive of Outer London Weighting)

Working Hours: 35 hours per week

Job Type: Permanent

We’re Scouts and everyone’s welcome here - all genders, races and backgrounds. Right across the UK, we help over 400,000 young people aged 4-25 gain skills for life and find their place in the world. We help them speak up, play their part and shine bright.

About the Role:

As our Safety Officer, you will ensure young people taking part in Scouting are safe, by working with local volunteers, line managers and specialists to ensure that national policy, procedures and guidance are implemented at a local level.

As the Safety Officer you will have:
• Good knowledge of relevant health & safety legislation and regulation
• Level 3 IOSH/NEBOSH accredited qualification
• Experience in delivering health & safety advice
• Experience... of conducting health & safety audits and identifying risk
• Experience in office administration, using Information Technology, analysing/interpreting data and composing reports
• The ability to assimilate large amounts of data and information and provide a summary of key implications for others

Key responsibilities as our Safety Officer:
• Conducting health and safety audits in line with the Scouts’ Safety Quality Framework, identifying areas of non-compliance and taking appropriate action to rectify these
• Providing members with specialist technical advice and support in the area of safety, outdoor activities and adventure
• Assisting the National Safety Manager in developing the Scouts’ safety rules, policies and guidance and support in line with industry and external best practice
• Researching, planning and preparing proposals for changes to rules, policies and guidance relating to safety and outdoor and adventure, ensuring they are in line with current Government guidance and legislation
• Using management information to inform best practice
• Working with local volunteer line managers to ensure the delivery of safe scouting to members, through compliance, quality assurance, and data insights
• Ensuring a high standard of resource materials, for members and delivering training
• Ensuring responsive and genuine engagement with internal and external stakeholders which will provide both challenge and support
• Any other duties as reasonably requested by the National Safety Manager and/or other Safe Scouting Management Team, commensurate with the general level of responsibility of the job

In return, we offer you:
• Work in a way that suits you, your role and your department
• Be proud to say you’re part of a team with Investors in People (Gold)
• Plenty of opportunity for learning and development
• 28 days holiday a year, plus bank holidays rising to 32 days after two years
• Four extra days to look after your family when they need you
• Three extra days over Christmas

We are proud to be a family-friendly employer and offer…
• Maternity/Paternity Leave
• Flexible working hours
• Store Discount at our Scout Store + other online benefits
• Study and volunteer leave

Closing date: 11:59pm Monday 24th June 2024

Interviews will be held online: Thursday 4th July 2024

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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