Health & Safety Assistant
9 month Maternity Cover
Aylesbury base with some agile working
Good range of company benefits
Full time – 37 hours per week
Are you self-motivated, passionate about helping people and keen to join a dynamic organisation? This may be the perfect position for you!
Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust is a ‘not-for-profit’ Registered Provider of affordable housing for nearly 20,000 people living and working in Aylesbury and across Buckinghamshire and beyond.
- we own and are responsible for over 8,500 homes,
- Our annual turnover of over £45 million,
- We have more than 270 employees,
We aim to make a significant social and economic contribution within the communities where we work.
We are a dynamic organisation seeking to provide over 1000 new homes by 2025 while also increasing flexibility with the way we work and reducing our environmental impact and improving our sustainability.
About the Role
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced person to join our team.
We are the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust, we are responsible for providing safe homes to our residents in the social housing sector in Aylesbury and surrounding areas. We are looking to recruit an interim cover for our Health & Safety Assistant during maternity leave. This will start from 1st November 2021 for a minimum of 9 months.
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and successful candidates may be invited to interview before the closing date
On the Job you will:
The person should be energetic with genuine interest in health and safety with some understanding of property compliance preferred. Excellent IT skills ideally in outlook, excel and Microsoft word. Your main duties will be to support the Health, Safety & Compliance Manager, collate information, draft reports; attend meetings and take minutes, monitor the H&S email inbox and escalate urgent matters with your manager, gather compliance data from contract managers to update the compliance scorecard, liaise with all departments keeping them up to date with relevant information, processing purchase orders and invoices , recording and keeping accurate data up to date for reporting and statistical information, coordinating the delivery of annual vaccination programme. Monitor incidents and accidents, and support the investigations as needed, assist in policy and procedure reviews and designing templates for collecting data. This is great opportunity for someone who interested in a career in Health & Safety with some background looking to reinforce their understanding and exposure to Health, safety and compliance.
We’re looking for someone who understands how to connect with people and is great at building strong relationships with other team members from other departments. A good listener and being able to pick up on key information whilst collecting performance data for compliance.
If you’re open minded, confident, compassionate and want to learn more about Heath, Safety and Compliance then we’d love to hear from you!
You will ideally have skills and attributes that include:
- strong admin skills
- good understanding /exposure to Microsoft office particularly excel, word and outlook
- Some knowledge of health & safety
- good communication,
- you enjoy a challenging role,
- like meeting new people and
- are motivated to make a difference in the local community.
The minimum qualifications required are
Strong Admin Skills
- 28 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time)
- Discretionary performance related payment
- Contributory pension scheme
- Flexible working
- Health Cash Plan
- Workplace Options Employee Assistance Programme
- Employee discount scheme
We’re inclusive with a strong set of values which express our commitment to becoming a leader in our field, providing quality affordable homes and investing in Aylesbury Vale’s diverse communities. We celebrate innovation and different points of view and want a team that is reflective of the communities we serve. Thus we welcome applicants from BAME backgrounds, and applicants who have status as an individual with a physical or mental disability. Enthusiasm, willingness to contribute and a real commitment to connect and bring us closer to our customers and communities is essential. We are a Disability Confident Employer.
Closing date:27th October 2021
Interview date: 3rd November 2021