Regional Health & Safety Manager (Essex & Surrey)

Posted 21 February 2024
Salary Competitive
Business Area Quality
Closing Date 21 March 2024
Contact Email

Job description

Job Title: Regional Health & Safety Manager

Responsible to: Group Head of Health and Safety

Location: Remote/Regional (Essex and East Surrey)

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week


About the role:


As the Regional Health & Safety Manager at ivolve Care & Support, you will have a critical responsibility of ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees and people we support across Surrey and Essex (South Region), which includes over 70 sites.


This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to take the next step in their career and apply their health and safety experience across a larger geographical area.


Health and Social Care sector experience is not mandatory. However, the successful candidate will need to establish relationships quickly and have excellent communication skills. Additionally, you will need to demonstrate our company values – Passion, Kindness, and Resilience in every aspect of your day-to-day operations.


Working with the Head of Health & Safety, you will develop, implement, and monitor health and safety initiatives to create a secure and compliant environment for our colleagues and the people we support.


The key responsibilities are:

  • Develop, review, and implement health and safety policies and procedures following relevant legislation and industry best practices.
  • Ensure that the company complies with all health and safety regulations and standards by conducting regular audits to identify areas for improvement.
  • Conduct comprehensive risk assessments and provide recommendations to the management team for risk mitigation. Ensure that corrective actions are implemented.
  • Working together with our L&D department to provide training on Health & Safety and Fire Safety related topics.
  • Deliver health and safety training to employees, subcontractors, and other stakeholders in line with changing regulations.
  • Investigate and report on all accidents and incidents and implement preventive measures. Keep accurate records of incidents and near misses.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive fire safety plans, including evacuation procedures and emergency response strategies.
  • Develop and oversee emergency response plans, ensuring that all colleagues are adequately trained. Collaborate with internal teams to promote a safety culture and provide guidance and support on health and safety matters.
  • Drive continuous improvement in health and safety by analysing data, identifying trends, and implementing proactive measures.
  • Maintain positive relationships with regulatory authorities, stay informed about changes in legislation, and ensure the company's ongoing compliance.


About you:

  • Excellent communicator- the ability to forge strong stakeholder relationships, influence, and engage at all levels.
  • Self-starter with a positive and flexible approach.
  • Thrive in a solution-orientated culture, driving meaningful solutions that make a positive impact on our colleagues and the people we support.
  • Recognised NEBOSH qualification or similar professional qualification in health and safety.
  • Excellent knowledge of health and safety legislation, regulations, and quality management systems.

About us:


We’re here to support people to flourish in a place they call home.

We’re here to support people to flourish in a place they call home. We’re one of the largest providers of adult social care with over 3,600 colleagues supporting 1,100 people. Our approach is all about activities and co-production with the people we support. We work with them to design and plan what we do – so we can create the best experiences together.

And we’re on a mission to benefit even more people with our uncompromising quality of care and support. It’s the professional expertise and passion of our team that makes us different. We genuinely care and we love supporting people to set and then reach their goals because every person deserves the very best experience – every day.


How we will support you

We go beyond expectations for our colleagues as well as the people we support. Our reward package includes much more than pay, 5.6 weeks annual leave, flexible working hours, and a pension.


Industry-leading recognition

*  Colleague Lotto – allowing everyone to win great cash prizes

*  Prize-winning Scratch cards aligned with values in action!

*  We recognise our Colleagues who go above and beyond – our ‘Heroes’ are nominated by colleagues for quarterly and annual awards

*  Loyalty Scheme recognising colleagues at work anniversaries.


Social Wellbeing

*  Award-winning App for news and info

*  Internal social media

*  Team Communities


Financial Wellbeing

*  Discounts include high street, supermarkets, flash sales, gym memberships and more

*  Blue Light discount program, funded by us

*  Salary Finance scheme for lower cost loans and to save for special occasions or rainy days

*  Government mileage rates if you need to travel.


Emotional Wellbeing

*  Free confidential Employee Assistance program with qualified counsellors

*  Free wellbeing App

*  Practical advice covering things like consumer rights, anxiety, childcare, and more


Training and development to reach your potential.

*  Learning journey that grows with you to reach care worker standards.

*  Specialist skills training including Autism, Dementia, and Mental Health

*  Career pathways that include flexible apprenticeships and nationally recognised qualifications

*  Cover the cost of relevant professional memberships.


5 more reasons to work with Ivolve

1.     Our people are pretty fabulous. We take pride and pleasure in helping others to flourish.

2.     There’s a great energy across the business and a strong sense of teamwork

3.     Very few jobs have such an impact on people’s lives – we bring joy to people every day

4.     We have a proud history, we’re a big organization of over 3,600 colleagues supporting over 1,100 people

5.     We build and nourish relationships with the people we support