The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to make a real difference to the lives of staff and communities across Wales. As our Health & Safety Assistant you will make a real difference by supporting our team of Health & Safety Officers as well as managers, staff, residents and others in Wales’ top not-for-profit organisation, as voted by our staff in the 'Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For' list.

Who are we looking for?

To succeed in this role, you will have a genuine passion and interest for Health & Safety as well as in what we do as an organisation. You will have a demonstrable track record of providing expert Health & Safety advice, guidance and support, along with promoting a pragmatic approach within a housing or customer focused environment.

To help us deliver an excellent service we are looking for someone who has:

A proven track record of delivering improvements as a health and safety professional

The ability to work effectively both autonomously and as part of a team

A NEBOSH or IOSH health and safety qualification or equivalent

Ability to influence behaviour at all levels

Excellent organisational skills and an ability to work in a busy department and prioritise workloads

Confidence and excellent presentation skills

IT literacy with competency in Word, Excel and Outlook

Can lead by example

As we are a diverse organisation, if you have sector specific experience such as social housing, construction or care, then this would be advantageous to the post.

What will you be doing?

You will take up a role of Health & Safety Assistant, which has previously been based in our South Wales office in Cardiff, although due to current agile working arrangements we will consider applications from candidates across South Wales. The team consists of a Health and Safety Manager and three Health & Safety Officers based in our Cardiff office, and one in our North Wales Office.

The post would typically be based out of our head office; nevertheless, as we are operating in unprecedented times, due to COVID 19, the safety of our staff is paramount. As such, as with the recruitment process, induction will involve a high degree of virtual interaction and strict social distancing will apply. Flexible working arrangements with appropriate equipment and support will be provided as necessary.

The main areas of responsibility in this role are:

To be an active member of the Health and Safety team, supporting the team and deputising where necessary.
To be the first point of contact for, and deal with all enquiries internally and externally for all health and safety related queries including providing advice and guidance.
To assist the Health and Safety Manager and the Health and Safety Officers in the administration and monitoring of all aspects of health and safety support and in the delivery of Health and Safety action plans.
To research, initiate and participate in the development of initiatives to address Health and Safety issues and proactively support a positive health and safety culture.
To develop, organise and support the Health and Safety Manager and Officers in the delivery of Health and Safety training sessions.

Further information can be found in the recruitment pack which is attached to this job advert.

Who are Wales & West Housing (WWH)?

We are one of the leading housing providers in Wales; providing affordable homes and services to more than 20,000 residents in 12,000 properties across Wales. We formed a group company in 2011, to include Cambria Maintenance Ltd and Castell Ventures Ltd. We employ over 400 staff at WWH and over 220 staff in the other companies within our Group, making us a major Welsh employer. As an organisation we adopt a systems thinking approach to the way we manage and deliver our services across the Group; it underpins the way in which we operate. We are also ranked the top Welsh not-for-profit organisation in the 2020 Sunday Times Best Companies list and ranked 5th in the top 100 in the whole of the UK. We are also very proud to be the first organisation in Wales to be awarded Platinum status in the Investors in People (IIP) Standard.

Are we right for you?

Our recruitment process is equally about you seeing if you fit with us so we encourage you to have an informal conversation about the role before applying. Please feel free to contact Gareth Davis, Health & Safety Manager at .

To Apply:

Applying is easy, just complete our online application form by clicking the green button above and tell us why you suit the role and what you can bring to our organisation. Remember to demonstrate how you meet each criteria and give good examples of how you have demonstrated these in the past.

CVs are not currently being accepted for this role. No Agencies please.

Applications are being accepted via our online application process only, unless a disability makes this more difficult. If this is the case or you require any more information about the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at .

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 24th June 2020 at 23.59pm

Likely assessment date: Wednesday, 1st July 2020