Kirklees College

Administrative Assistant - Health & Safety

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
£20,864 - £22,238 pa
05 Jun 2023
16 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

At Kirklees College we are always looking for new talent, and welcome applications from all sectors.

Whether in a teaching & learning role or in one of our specialised Business Support functions, you’ll be involved in nurturing and developing the next generation of construction workers, engineers, health workers and countless others.

We’re already a successful college, but we’re continually striving to be better and do better - be part of our story!

Kirklees College is a large successful FE college, currently Ofsted graded as Good. Operating across Kirklees with centres based in Huddersfield and Dewsbury. Primarily based in Huddersfield, the successful candidate will work within a modern building, with excellent on-site facilities, such as a fully equipped gym, hair & beauty salons and fine dining restaurant.

This is an exciting role and would suit those either seeking a new administrative challenge within a busy department or someone looking to take their first steps into a Health and Safety career. In the role you’ll provide administrative support to the college’s health and safety department. Working as part of a proactive team you’ll be involved in supporting all aspects of Health and Safety administration with a particular focus on: 

• Administrating and monitoring compliance of the colleges health and safety management systems.
• Administrating and managing the colleges health surveillance system.
• Liaising with the HR team to ensure records are stored in a timely and confidential manner.
• Assisting with the collection and analysis of data and statistics and to produce relevant reports in respect of accidents, incidents, near misses and compliance.
• Scheduling, attending meetings and taking minutes.
• Raise purchase orders and manage consumables – First Aid, DSE etc.
• Review low level risk assessments and offsite activity reports.
• Liaise with staff development and to arrange and monitor training compliance.

As a member of the college’s health and safety team the post holder will work in an environment of constant change and pressure where an amount of personal decision-making and judgement is required. The post holder must have the ability to work with a wide range of people of all ages from very different backgrounds with very different needs and to respond accordingly to support those needs.

Ideally, you’ll have a Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy (e.g. GCSE English and Maths at grade A*- C) or be able to prove equivalent ability. A Level 2 Business Admin or Customer Service or equivalent and an IOSH Managing Safely would be desirable for the post although not essential as full training will be given to the successful applicant. It’s important that you’re able to demonstrate our College values of Kindness, Unity and Excellence in your role.

We believe learning is not just for our students: it’s an important part of working here too. Staff development opportunities include a mentoring scheme, financial contributions for external qualifications and skills development for current and aspiring managers. You’ll also have access to a range of staff benefits including an employee assistance programme, retail and leisure discounts and reduced Metro travel.

We want people who believe in the value of education, and who can contribute to our culture of supporting and challenging one another.

Hours/weeks: 37 hours / 52 weeks per year
Actual salary range: £20,864 - £22,238
Closing Date: 16th June 2023
(We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications)

Please remember to remove all personal details (name, date of birth) from your CV

If you have any queries about the role or the application process please contact

Please check your emails regularly during the recruitment process (including spam and junk folders) as this is how you will be contacted once you have applied. As an employer we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of an individuals’ sex, age, religion, race, marital status, disability status, sexual orientation, maternity or care leaver status. We are committed to exploring opportunities for flexible working and ensuring the work-life balance and wellbeing of our workforce. Please note that any job offer is subject to pre-employment checks including a DBS check, online searches and references from former employers, in line with guidance from Department for Education.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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