Health and Safety Officer

St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
£35,344 - £38,621 pa
07 Jun 2024
18 Jul 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

Based across all campuses 

Are you an experienced Health and Safety professional ready to make an impact in education? Join our team and help create a safe, sustainable environment for our students, staff, and visitors. We are seeking a dedicated Health and Safety Officer to support our Head of Health & Safety in developing and maintaining comprehensive health and safety systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide expert advice to Senior Managers to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation and best practices.
  • Inform the College of changes in Health and Safety laws and guidelines.
  • Monitor and report on the College’s statutory health and safety obligations.
  • Conduct annual health and safety audits across all departments.
  • Plan and deliver health and safety training for all staff.
  • Coordinate first aid supplies and rotas, with regular training updates.
  • Review and update Health and Safety Policies and Procedures annually.
  • Act as the College’s representative with external health and safety bodies.
  • Advise Curriculum Managers on safety practices and compliance.
  • Organise and oversee the first-aid service.
  • Develop and implement risk assessment procedures.
  • Maintain accurate health and safety records.
  • Review and approve educational trip applications.
  • Advise and participate in the Health and Safety Committee.
  • Assist in accident investigations and insurance claims processes.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Health & Safety role.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Evidence of relevant CPD.
  • Degree level education or equivalent (preferred).
  • Experience in managing health and safety systems in a large organization.
  • NEBOSH Diploma holder or working towards it.
  • Graduate member of IOSH.
  • First Aid qualification.
  • IT skills at level 2 or above

What we offer:

  • Generous Salary
  • Automatic entry into the Local Government pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave – 30 days pro rata plus 8 bank holidays!
  • A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
  • Free onsite parking
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant.
  • A cycle scheme and discounted gym membership

Safeguarding Statement:

Oaklands College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory safeguarding checks.

Please note, we are unable to accept CVs as form of an application, when applying for a position please ensure you complete all the required fields on the application form attached and email to

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