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HR (Learning and Development) Assistant and Health & Safety Officer

Bromley, United Kingdom£28,000 - £32,000Admin & HR

Job description

This role is a split role of Learning and Development (80%) and Health and Safety Officer (20%) and sits within the HR team and will be responsible for planning, implementing, and supervising the training and development programs for employees within the organisation. This role involves assessing training and development needs and ensuring that employees receive the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their roles effectively.

As Health and Safety officer you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Health and Safety across the business and to provide support and leadership to ensure that the company provides safe and healthy work environment for all its employees and site visitors, as well as ensuring health and safety compliance. The Health and Safety Officer will play a key role in the implementation of effective HSE policies and procedures in line with ISO 45001 accreditation.

Job requirements

Key Responsibilities:

Learning and Development Supervisor

  1. Employee mentoring and annual appraisals:
    • To work closely with Heads and Managers to enhance mentoring and appraisal processes and procedure. This will include Heads and Managers own annual appraisals
    • Monitor mentoring and annual appraisals to ensure they are being carried out in a timely manner
  2. Departmental inductions:
    • Assess the current departmental induction process and work closely with department Heads and Managers to improve and ensure effectiveness.
  3. Training needs assessment:
    • Conduct regular assessments to identify the training and development needs of employees.
    • Collaborate with department heads and managers to understand specific departmental training requirements.
  4. Training evaluations
    • Facilitate training sessions, workshops, and seminars for employees.
    • Coordinate and schedule training activities, including both in-person and virtual sessions.
    • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs through feedback and performance metrics.
    • Make improvements and adjustments as necessary to enhance the learning experience.

Health and Safety Officer

  • Risk assessment: Carry out regular risk assessments to identify potential hazards in the office. This should cover all areas, including workstation setups, electrical equipment, fire risks, and any specific hazards related to the type of work being done.
  • Implement safety measures: Once risks are identified, the responsible person should put in place appropriate measures to mitigate or eliminate those risks. This might include providing ergonomically designed furniture, ensuring electrical equipment is safe, or setting up safe walking pathways.
  • Training and awareness: Ensure that all staff members are trained on relevant health and safety procedures. This might include fire safety training, ergonomic training, or first-aid training.
    1. Maintain safety equipment: This can range from ensuring fire extinguishers are regularly checked and in working order to providing first aid kits and making sure they are well-stocked.
    2. Communication: Keep all employees informed about health and safety matters. This might include putting up safety signage, distributing safety guidelines, or holding regular safety meetings.
    3. Emergency preparedness: Develop and maintain emergency procedures for situations like fires, power outages, or other unforeseen events. This includes planning evacuation routes and assembly points.
    4. Reporting and investigating incidents: All accidents, incidents, or near misses should be properly reported. The responsible person should investigate these incidents to understand their causes and implement measures to prevent their recurrence.
    5. Regular reviews: Health and safety is an ongoing concern. The responsible person should regularly review and update safety procedures, protocols, and measures to ensure they remain effective and relevant.
    6. Legal compliance: Ensure that the office complies with local, state, or national health and safety regulations. This may include keeping abreast of changes in regulations and ensuring the office meets any new requirements.
    7. Engage with stakeholders: This involves liaising with management, employees, and possibly even local regulatory bodies to ensure that health and safety standards are not only met but are part of the company culture.
    8. Continuous improvement: Always look for ways to improve health and safety in the office and for our remote workers, whether through new technology, better training, or updated procedures.
    Special Projects
    Ad hoc project work as and when required or requested by the Head on Admin and HR.
    • Bachelor's degree.
    • Experience in designing and delivering training programs, would be beneficial.
    • Strong leadership and team management skills.
    • Excellent communication and presentation abilities.
    • Knowledge of learning management systems and e-learning technologies.
    • Relevant experience within a health and safety focused role.
    • Relevant H&S qualification e.g. NEBOSH General Certificate or IOSH certification will be beneficial

Additional Information:

This is a full-time office based position in Bromley, Kent.

The right candidate is expected to stay updated on industry trends and best practices in training & development, as well as health & safety.


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