Events Health and Safety Adviser
Since we were founded, our research has helped turn the tide on heart disease. In the 1960s, 7 in 10 people died of their heart attack. Today, thanks to medical breakthroughs, 7 in 10 survive. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has been involved in so many critical breakthroughs - and we are still leading the way.
Our organisational strategy aspires for us to become a World Class Organisation by 2020. Part of this goal is to ensure we provide a workplace in which our people feel safe, secure and enabled to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
About the role
Our workplace commitment extends to ensuring the safety of our fundraisers and supporters when attending or participating in events run on-behalf of the BHF, all of whom make a major contribution to helping fund life saving research.
The Events Health & Safety Adviser will play a vital role in supporting our Fundraising team to fulfil its responsibility for the effective planning and management of events with appropriate arrangements in place for participants, visitors and the public ensuring that events are successful, safe and take into consideration the wider communities in which they take place.
With a minimum NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent you will lead a focused improvement project in the safe management of events run by or on-behalf of the BHF. You will also provide event safety subject matter expertise and guidance to the organisation.
You'll work closely with the fundraising team to develop, implement and monitor robust but proportionate event safety policies, procedures, guidance and event planning templates for internal use. Therefore excellent communication and organisational skills are needed to ensure you develop and grow excellent working relationships with a team that covers the whole of the UK.
The successful candidate will have a diploma in Events Safety Management or equivalent (level 5) and a minimum TechIOSH (preferably holding GradIOSH status or working towards). You will have experience of working in a health and safety discipline, ideally in a large complex and geographically dispersed organisation and be a self-starter, able to take a project brief and execute in a timely manner. You'll have a passion for pragmatic and proportionate health and safety and its successful delivery at BHF events.
This role will be based at our head office in London but will have substantial travel across the UK to various fundraising events. Candidates must have a full UK driving licence.
How to apply
To apply for this role please use the apply button below. Our process involves submitting your CV and supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role’s criteria.
Interviews will be held on 1st September 2017 at our head office in London.
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