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H&S Assistant - Milton Park

Ref: 329 Date Posted: Wednesday 13 Sep 2017

Where will I be working?

In a highly innovative, interesting environment, a fast-paced culture with an inclusive friendly working environment. Modem offices with an excellent employee benefits package await.

What will I be doing?

This role requires a strong administrator, ideally with experience and/or qualifications from within the H&S environment. However the key skills here are to work in support of the H&S function using strong administration, project and organisational skills. Working as part of a small proactive team your duties will include:

  • Arrange mandatory and tailored health and safety training for staff
  • Carry out monthly inspections for first aid provision, replenishing stock as required.
  • Assist with the reporting of accidents, near misses and dangerous occurrences, chasing corrective actions and making improvement suggestions
  • Assist with the emergency response exercises and drills and maintain records
  • Organise n the first aid and fire safety team meetings
  • Arrange the health and safety committee meetings and monthly H&S meetings, issuing the agenda, taking and distributing minutes and tracking any actions
  • Liaise with Occupation Health in the arrangement and maintaining of records for blood tests and vaccinations for existing and new staff
  • Assist with employee and contractor health and safety inductions
  • Organise DSE assessments as required, including arrangement of eye care vouchers, implementing any actions and keeping records
  • Support the Health and Safety Officer with the implementation and review of company policies, templates and safety information
  • Help promote a positive health and safety culture, leading by example by demonstrating and endorsing safe working practices
  • Assist in researching new health and safety products, suppliers and providers

What skills and qualification are required?

  • Knowledge and experience within a Health and Safety environment with a strong, proven background within a similar administrative support position is desirable.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to build and maintain working relationships.
  • Proactive and motivated with a talent to investigate, resolve and/or escalate issues and requirements.
  • Strong IT skills including MS word, excel and Power Point


  • IOSH Certificated advantageous
  • NVQ Level 2 Business Administration or equivalent
  • DSE Assessor Certificated beneficial
  • First aider and fire marshal experience would be helpful

What else do I need to know?

This role is based on Milton Park in modern offices with parking facilities. Ideally to start mid-October.

The role is offered as 1 year fixed term contract initially, covering a period of maternity leave within this small team.

Full-time 37.5 hours per week, regular working days Monday to Friday, flexibility in hours of duty may be required subject to operational requirements.

Salary is based on experience so please state your salary expectations on applying. Great benefits and a lovely working environment and culture await the successful candidate.

We really hope this great role appeals to you and you decide to apply! We love hearing from you and really appreciate every single application that we receive. We wish we could respond to your CV personally but due to the high number of responses we receive this just isn't possible. Therefore if you haven't heard back from us within a week, your application won't be taken any further on this occasion. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to our roles. We wish you all the very best for your job search.

The Purely Recruitment Company is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment.