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        • maidstone, south east
        • permanent
        • £45,000 - £47,877 per year
        • randstad business support
        Main purpose of the role:Lead the Health & Safety function for Kent Police in developing, implementing and co-ordinating proactive initiatives for the Force, providing expert advice, direction, guidance and training, to ensure that a safe and healthy environment is provided for all Kent Police staff, members of the public and contractors who visit police premises or attend a police event or situation, ensuring Kent Police is compliant with all health and safety legislation.Main responsibilitiesProvide direction, support and advice on behalf of Health Services in order to promote, disseminate, implement, monitor and review of health and safety policies and practices throughout the force, including relevant Gold Groups, Health Advisory Board and other strategic level meetings. Establish effective working relationships with all relevant internal and external bodies and individuals associated with health and safety in order to ensure a co-ordinated, multi-disciplined approach to problems. This will require close working relationships with Divisions, Departments, staff associations and Unison.Lead in the design, development, implementation and continual review programme of self-inspection and audits throughout the Force which covers the latest legislative position etc., and undertake formal thematic inspections on a regular basis ensuring that arrangements are made to implement the findings.Manage and conduct accident investigation on behalf of the Force when required, to provide expert health and safety advice and to ensure all health and safety aspects and implications are addressed by linking directly with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).As Head of Profession for Health and Safety ensure that training is promoted, provide guidance and advice to all staff within the Force with regards to health and safety, in order to establish an appropriate level of knowledge and awareness of good Health and Safety practices and procedures.Manage, review and update the Forces written health and safety policies and procedures, prepare reports and review other written documentation to ensure that all advice relating to health and safety matters are accurate, consistent and legally compliant.Ensure the Force is compliant with introducing and implementing all new legislative demands and changes in health and safety requirements and establish appropriate working relationships with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and other relevant external bodies to ensure that all advice given is in line with current directives, which will include working with Home Office and ACPO working parties in respect of Health and Safety issues.Manage all matters related to fire precautions, in particular alarm testing, evacuation procedures, fire policy etc, in close liaison with nominated officers to ensure all buildings have appropriate procedures and that all equipment is in full working order.Liaise and collaborate with the Essex Health and Safety Manager to ensure the health and safety provision across Kent Police and Essex Police is collaborative and harmonised, ensuring processes, policies and procedures are mirrored.Necessary experience: The post holder will be required to possess a formal qualification in Health & Safety to Diploma level in order to ensure that they are recognised as the competent person under Regulation 7 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, plus Chartered Membership of IOSH (CMIOSH) or be working towards such status. A NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate would be an advantage. Previous experience working in a large organisation in the public service would be an advantage. They will be able to evidence their ability in developing. Implementing and co-ordinating proactive Health and Safety initiatives, and promoting and facilitating Health and Safety training to ensure that safe and healthy environments are provided.The post holder will be expected to demonstrate a proven track record of outstanding or excellent achievement in dealing with health and safety issues in a strategic capacity at a senior level. This should include experience of formulating and implementing policies, decisions and initiatives pertinent to the Force. They will have the capability to operate at Force level with the ability to manage a diverse health and safety portfolio and the drive to produce the required outcomes to tight deadlines. This will require tenacity, resourcefulness, a commitment to continuous challenge, innovation, change management and developing the function to the benefit of policing in Kent.Strong communication verbal & written, presentational and interpersonal skills are essential for the post holder to be effective. They will need to have credibility and the confidence of Chief Officer and senior police personnel to influence developments over a range of health and safety issues. In addition they will be expected to advise the Head of Health Services and senior management on all aspects of health and safety relating to the Force. Randstad Business Support is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
        Main purpose of the role:Lead the Health & Safety function for Kent Police in developing, implementing and co-ordinating proactive initiatives for the Force, providing expert advice, direction, guidance and training, to ensure that a safe and healthy environment is provided for all Kent Police staff, members of the public and contractors who visit police premises or attend a police event or situation, ensuring Kent Police is compliant with all health and safety legislation.Main responsibilitiesProvide direction, support and advice on behalf of Health Services in order to promote, disseminate, implement, monitor and review of health and safety policies and practices throughout the force, including relevant Gold Groups, Health Advisory Board and other strategic level meetings. Establish effective working relationships with all relevant internal and external bodies and individuals associated with health and safety in order to ensure a co-ordinated, multi-disciplined approach to problems. This will require close working relationships with Divisions, Departments, staff associations and Unison.Lead in the design, development, implementation and continual review programme of self-inspection and audits throughout the Force which covers the latest legislative position etc., and undertake formal thematic inspections on a regular basis ensuring that arrangements are made to implement the findings.Manage and conduct accident investigation on behalf of the Force when required, to provide expert health and safety advice and to ensure all health and safety aspects and implications are addressed by linking directly with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).As Head of Profession for Health and Safety ensure that training is promoted, provide guidance and advice to all staff within the Force with regards to health and safety, in order to establish an appropriate level of knowledge and awareness of good Health and Safety practices and procedures.Manage, review and update the Forces written health and safety policies and procedures, prepare reports and review other written documentation to ensure that all advice relating to health and safety matters are accurate, consistent and legally compliant.Ensure the Force is compliant with introducing and implementing all new legislative demands and changes in health and safety requirements and establish appropriate working relationships with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and other relevant external bodies to ensure that all advice given is in line with current directives, which will include working with Home Office and ACPO working parties in respect of Health and Safety issues.Manage all matters related to fire precautions, in particular alarm testing, evacuation procedures, fire policy etc, in close liaison with nominated officers to ensure all buildings have appropriate procedures and that all equipment is in full working order.Liaise and collaborate with the Essex Health and Safety Manager to ensure the health and safety provision across Kent Police and Essex Police is collaborative and harmonised, ensuring processes, policies and procedures are mirrored.Necessary experience: The post holder will be required to possess a formal qualification in Health & Safety to Diploma level in order to ensure that they are recognised as the competent person under Regulation 7 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, plus Chartered Membership of IOSH (CMIOSH) or be working towards such status. A NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate would be an advantage. Previous experience working in a large organisation in the public service would be an advantage. They will be able to evidence their ability in developing. Implementing and co-ordinating proactive Health and Safety initiatives, and promoting and facilitating Health and Safety training to ensure that safe and healthy environments are provided.The post holder will be expected to demonstrate a proven track record of outstanding or excellent achievement in dealing with health and safety issues in a strategic capacity at a senior level. This should include experience of formulating and implementing policies, decisions and initiatives pertinent to the Force. They will have the capability to operate at Force level with the ability to manage a diverse health and safety portfolio and the drive to produce the required outcomes to tight deadlines. This will require tenacity, resourcefulness, a commitment to continuous challenge, innovation, change management and developing the function to the benefit of policing in Kent.Strong communication verbal & written, presentational and interpersonal skills are essential for the post holder to be effective. They will need to have credibility and the confidence of Chief Officer and senior police personnel to influence developments over a range of health and safety issues. In addition they will be expected to advise the Head of Health Services and senior management on all aspects of health and safety relating to the Force. Randstad Business Support is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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