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at Scotmid Co-operative in Newbridge EH28 (Published at 02-02-2018)


An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a well established Health & Safety Team with Scotmid as a Health & Safety Advisor. The successful candidate will provide pro-active guidance on all Health & Safety issues and promote an enthusiastic and positive commitment and approach to continuous improvement of both Divisional and overall Society Health & Safety performance.

Although a significant size, Scotmid is a lean and value focussed organisation and an every position in Head Office contributes to our frontline business. Rather than being specialist, you will be a generalist in your field and will be comfortable interacting with both frontline staff and members of the Senior Team in the same day. Equally, you will have no problem turning your hand to whatever task needs to be completed to get the job done.

What does the job entail?

Reporting directly to the Head of Property and Facilities, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of Health & Safety across our divisions in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. The Society operates with the retail, distribution and funeral sectors.

You will be responsible for supporting policy, budget and strategy at a senior level and work closely with business units to ensure that the measures set out are being achieved.

You will communicate with the Society’s solicitors and insurers and work closely with the Senior Management Team on key health & safety communications. Day to day duties include:

  • Accident investigation, reporting, trend analysis and remedial works. Manage any insurance claims investigations.
  • Staff training courses and store safety visits.
  • Supporting the project team on construction safety including CDM.
  • Ensuring effective risk assessment processes are in place and are completed accurately.
  • Chair quarterly review meetings with senior managers based around the reporting of statistics, strategy progress and significant updates on changes to legislation.
  • Create reports on health & safety activity including board reports, strategy documents, safety bulletins and gap analysis reports
  • Manage the ongoing development of the online health & safety management tool.
  • Chair health & safety committee meetings and support health & safety decisions on all Society projects.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will have a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar Health & Safety position and will preferably have multi-site experience. Excellent communication skills are a must for this position as well as a meticulous attention to detail. Ideally, you will have experience of developing and presenting engaging Health and Safety programmes to all levels of staff. You will have the ability to multi task and enjoy working in a fast paced organisation. You will be computer literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office. A full, clean driving licence is essential for this role as a travel around the Society’s sites forms a large part of the role. A company car will be allocated for this purpose. Overnight stays will be required on occasions.

You will have the following qualifications:

  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health
  • NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety - desirable
  • Qualification in asbestos, legionella and COSHH management - desirable

What is on offer?

  • 5 hours a week, Monday to Friday
  • Competitive salary, DOE
  • Company Car

Application Process

If you are ready for a new challenge and have the relevant experience please forward your CV & salary expectations.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Required experience:

  • Health And Safety: 3 years

Required licences or certifications:

  • NEBOSH (International Certificate in fire safety)
  • Asbestos, legionella and COSHH management
  • NEBOSH (National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety)

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