Workplace Health and Safety Vetting Officer

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
£22,684 leading up to £24,788 (plus car allowance)
23 Jun 2022
03 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Contractual hours: 37 per week

Location: Baltic Campus

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Health and Safety Team as a Workplace Health and Safety Vetting Officer.  

You will be required to visit an array of businesses throughout the North East and occasionally Nationwide to ensure the safety of learners in the work environments.  You will complete, timely and appropriate H&S vetting using a pre-populated checklist and undertake the process in accordance with the College and Futurework procedures to confirm that the workplace complies with all relevant legislation and standards and that appropriate risk assessments are carried out for specific learners.

This role requires that you hold a NEBOSH general certificate or an equivalent level 3 health and safety qualification.  It is essential that you are able to demonstrate a comprehensive range of Health and Safety knowledge, a ‘can do’ attitude and prioritise your work load.

You should also hold a current driving licence, have the applicable business insurance and have access to a vehicle.

We pride ourselves on delivering the best experience to all our customers so you’ll need to be driven to providing a brilliant service everyone on behalf of the college.

In return, your hard work and commitment will be rewarded with:

- 28 days holiday, leading to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays 

- a career average pension with Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

- a discount rewards scheme at a host of retailers exclusively for Gateshead College employees

- free gym membership at Baltic Campus

- travel support including on-site parking, discounted public transport scheme and a cycle to work scheme

- a flexible and agile approach to working

- dedicated mental health support 

- 24/7 confidential support helpline and counselling support 

- hair and beauty discounts at our onsite salon

- company sick pay

Why Gateshead College?

If you’re looking for an opportunity to shape students’ lives and take pride in what they achieve, we’d love to hear from you. We have a workplace culture that sets us apart. We pride ourselves on the very highest standards and look to recruit people to join our team who share our passion for ensuring that our students enjoy a top quality education and the real world skills they need to get on in life. A unique combination we call education with employment edge. We know that a qualification alone isn’t enough to ensure our students are successful, so whether you’re a member of our teaching team or part of our support staff, everyone at Gateshead College has the potential to positively influence our students’ lives. It is this clear purpose that sets us apart from other colleges and makes us such a rewarding and enjoyable place to work.

Please apply online for this position, telling us all about yourself and why you think you’d be perfect for this role.

Gateshead College take all reasonably practicable measures to reduce the risks presented to employees undertaking business-driving duties as part of their role to an acceptable level as required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. If you are required to drive as part of your role, it is essential that you provide us with a copy of your Business insurance certificate, and a copy of your driving license and vehicle check.

The deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 3rd July 2022.

Interviews will take place on Friday 22nd July 2022.

*Please note, previous applicants need not apply.

Gateshead College is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. Our safer recruitment practices and pre-employment processes are in line with the Government’s Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance to ensure safeguarding is at the forefront our recruitment and selection decisions.

As a college, we are committed to being an exemplar employer with equality of opportunity central to the recruitment and development of all our employees. We continually strive to provide an inclusive place to work where diversity it promoted and celebrated.

Please apply via the link