Key Purpose of Role: The Health and Safety Consultant forms a crucial part of our business. The business employs a diverse workforce of around 1,400 employees with over 157 retail stores nationally. The health, safety and well-being of our employees and customers is important to us. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate their experience in a similar H&S role, to ensure our retail premises, Head Office and Warehouse divisions are fully compliant with H&S legislation and the business meets all obligations as a retailer and as an employer. The role is based at our Head Office in Walthamstow, London however frequent travel will be required in order to visit our stores nationally.
Duties: The role of the H&S Consultant will focus on H&S standards throughout the business to include; Retail, Head Office and Warehouse operations to ensure the required standards are met and maintained.
• Assess functions within the business to ensure compliant. • Provide first class H&S advice. • Identify potential concerns and implement action plan following detailed Risk Assessments. • Implement recommendations for improvement. • Conduct H&S training for line managers and create and maintain up to date H&S guidance forms and documents. • Attend regional meetings and brand conferences to update business on H&S legislative changes.
Requirements: • Experience in a similar role essential. • Ability to commit to full time employment. • Full Drivers Licence due to frequent travel requirements. • H&S Qualified. • IOSH Qualified. • Excellent communication skills. • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Working knowledge and experience in; • H&S policy (Creating and updating policies). • H&S Consultant/ Business Advisor. • H&S Training. • Premises and people related Risk Assessments. • Instructing workers with proper use of PPE. • Asbestos Awareness. • DSE. • Electrical Safety. • Environmental Awareness. • Fire Safety Awareness. • Managing Safety. • Manual Handling Awareness. • Office Safety. • Slips, Trips and Falls. • Working at Height. • Evacuation Procedure. • Managing Accident and Emergency.
Commitment to Equality: Adhere to the Company's commitment to equality both in its services and as an employer.
Flexibility: Hours of work are 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm however a degree of flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business and to fulfil the responsibilities attached to the role. The Company offers a generous employee discount scheme, Workplace Pension, 5.6 weeks annual leave, periodic incentives and Work Perks and an opportunity to work for a fast paced, fashion and customer focused retailer.
Please note, due to the volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted.