Greater Manchester Police

Temp. Health & Safety Manager (Grade N) 1791694, - Ref:1791694

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£48,879 - £51,054 per annum
13 Feb 2019
26 Feb 2019
HR Jobs Level
Full Time

Branch/Division - Human Resources Branch - Retained

HR Branch - Human Resource Branch Retained

Location - Force Headquarters - Central Park

Grade - Grade N

Rank - Not applicable

Leadership Level - Senior Leader

Contract Type - Temporary

Contract Length - Up to 12 months

Hours - 36.25 hrs per week

Hours - Full time

Greater Manchester Police is one of the largest police forces in the UK and is responsible for keeping its diverse population of almost 3 million safe, spread over more than 1,200 sq. km. Manchester in particular has been billed as the most diverse city in Europe with its population speaking at least 200 different languages, leading to the city being named as Britain’s “City of languages”. 

GMP are committed to ensure that the make-up of our workforce is reflective of the communities we serve and we recognise that having a diverse workforce makes us more approachable and relevant to the public. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced practitioner to lead the Health and Safety Team. Your role will be; 
• Delivering the strategic vision in relation to health and safety for GMP 
• Embed continuous improvement and a positive safety culture, driving ownership, accountability and compliance 
• Lead the Central Health and Safety Team to ensure the delivery of an effective service across all functions of GMP 

In return we can guarantee the duties will be varied and wide reaching. You will be joining an enthusiastic team who are passionate about bringing GMPs health and safety policies to life and providing the highest level of service to all staff, volunteers and visitors. 

This is a challenging role in which you will champion health and safety initiatives and encourage the adoption of best practice and continuous improvement throughout GMP. Reporting to the Head of HR you will be a key member of the HR Senior Leadership Team and your role will be to build upon our current safety management processes and develop strategies to maintain and improve safety performance across GMP. 

Key Work Areas; 

• provide professional and proactive safety advice on a range of health and safety issues to police officers and staff 
• develop health and safety policy and guidance 
• manage the audit programme and reporting on findings 
• contribute to the delivery of the health and safety training programme across the organisation 
• monitor health and safety trends and leading improvements and prepare the hazard profile of the organisation. 

What you will need to succeed 

Working as part of a small team you will be; 
• an excellent problem solver 
• have strong leadership skills 
• ability to influence and negotiate at a senior level 
• experience of health and safety in a large organisation 
• be highly organised and self-motivated with excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills, plus a willingness to work flexibly and proactively. 
• be a graduate member of IOSH holding a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent and be CMIOSH status 
• committed to professional and self-development and staff development.

Please Note - this post is temporary approximately until April 2020, Maternity cover 

Please refer to the attached Job Description for further details regarding the skills required to do this role. The Job Description has been signposted to indicate at which stage of the process each criteria will be tested. 

Due to the Equality Act (2010) the criteria surrounding sickness absence will not be checked until the conditional offer stage of the recruitment process, this is after the interview stage of the full recruitment process. With this in mind all candidates need to ensure that they have a good attendance record for the last 2 years for Staff and officers and for 12 months for apprentices. 

Please note, all of our communication will be sent to you via the e-mail address you provide on your application form, therefore please ensure is in your mail safe senders / safe recipients list to prevent our e-mails going into your junk mail. 

Greater Manchester Police have been informed of potential personal tax implications for members of the 1987 Police Pension Scheme, who retire and take a pension between the ages of 50 and 54 inclusive and then take up employment as a Police Staff member. Members of the police pension scheme whose age is between 50 and 54 who are re-employed as a Police Staff member have to meet certain conditions to keep their PPA and to protect against personal tax liability charges on any payments paid before the age of 55. One of those conditions is that a break of at least 1 month is required where the re-employment is ‘materially different’. However, if the role is not deemed to be ‘materially different’ then a 6 month break is required.

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