Yorkshire's Specialist S.E.N.D College.

Vacancy For A Health and Safety Officer

Job Description – Health and Safety Officer

Responsible to:  Principal

Salary: SP  28                                    Actual:  £20,412.22

 Hours: 30/52

This job description is intended to provide guidance on the range of duties associated with the post. It is not intended to provide a full and exclusive definition of the post. It may be subject to modification and amendment from time to time and the post holder may be required to undertake additional duties as required.

Job Purpose

Making sure that Camphill Wakefield meets the high standards of education, training and care within its own set of ideals and principles as well as meeting the expectations and guidelines of the placing authorities and inspectorates.


Proposed start date: N/ A

Closing date for applications: 7th August 2020

You can download the Job description as a PDF document here

You can apply for this position using the following methods:

By email to hr@pennine.ac.uk

Download application form as a Word document here
Download application form as a PDF document here

Apply online here

By mail to:

Camphill Wakefield
Wood Lane, Chapelthorpe
Wakefield WF4 3JL

Or alternatively call us on 01924 255281

Please note you will be required to have a DBS check prior to starting work.

Key responsibilities:

To co-ordinate, support and advise the Business on all aspects with regards to Health and Safety.

To establish, manage and monitor standards, processes, communications, training and systems to ensure all responsibilities associated with Health and Safety within Camphill Wakefield are adhered to.


  • Ensure a safe workplace environment without risk to health.
  • Ensure that all Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated.
  • Ensure the Company meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety and welfare at work, including statutory training and reporting.
  • Ensure the completion and regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and operations.
  • Undertake and assist Managers and Tutors completing health and safety risk assessments that culminate in robust risk reduction plans. The plans will be implemented in a timely manner and monitored to ensure effectiveness and compliance.
  • Ensure that all accidents are documented, investigated and recommended improvements implemented.
  • Conduct thorough accident and incident investigations that lead to the identification of root causes and recommend remedial action that will prevent or reduce the likelihood of recurrence and/or severity of harm
  • Ensure that safety inspections are carried out, fire drills and fire alarms are correctly reported, safety inspections, risk assessments and lone working procedures are managed and employees are aware of their responsibilities.
  • Co-ordinate the development of health & safety policies, systems of work and procedures.
  • Prepare, plan and deliver statutory and mandatory risk management training materials to all levels of staff to ensure Camphill Wakefield meets its statutory obligation to provide information, instruction, training, and where appropriate, supervision to staff, to ensure they can work safely
  • Ensure full and accurate health and safety and training records are maintained.
  • Establish a full programme of documented health & safety inspections, audits and checks.
  • Develop and regularly undertake health and safety compliance audits to bring health and safety matters to the attention of the Senior Management team and Principal.
  • Establish a structured programme of health & safety training throughout the Company.
  • Liaise with external health & safety consultants in the provision of training programmes and health and safety services.
  • Manage and devise the agenda for, chair and formulate & distribute minutes for the Health & Safety

Trustee meetings. Ensure that all agreed action points are completed within deadlines.

  • Keep up to date with all aspects of relevant health, safety & welfare at work legislation and communicate relevant changes to the business.
  • Provide regular reports to the Principal on relevant health and safety activities.
  • Participate in monthly meetings when required to report on relevant health & safety matters.
  • Liaise with suppliers i.e. Insurers, solicitors etc
  • Any other reasonable duties which may be required by management from time to time.
  • Lead on implementation and compliance of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other relevant health and safety regulations and the organisations Health and Safety Policy and supporting arrangements. This includes but is not limited to fire alarm and prevention, legionnaires risk management, LOLER, Environmental Health compliance, security audits.
  • Take an active role in property condition audits including development of a planned maintenance programme, repair and renovation schedule and all necessary periodic testing.
  • Work with the principal and others on Covid19 mitigation measures including audits to show effectiveness.
  • Management of all Environmental Health aspects of the site



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