Job details

Health and Safety Advisor
Milton Keynes

Job reference: 000738

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing date: 28/03/2021

Salary: £26,520 plus car allowance

Employment type: Full-time

Are you an experienced Health & Safety professional? Are you looking for a varied, "hands-on" role? Then come and join a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities!

Reporting to the Health and Safety Manager, you will assist with delivering technical advice and support to operational colleagues around the business.

You'll be someone who can translate legal requirements into practical solutions, and who can mentor managers, helping them understand how statutory changes affect them.

A key part of your role will be to collate and analyse data and information both for individual incidents and for our regular reporting to the senior management team.   You'll write clear reports that are easy to understand but don't skimp on the details.

You'll undertake accident investigations, keeping things calm and factual and focusing on how to learn for the future.  You will also carry out audits and help to deliver training courses. 

This is a full-time role, Monday to Friday, with some flexibility needed. Ideally, you'll be based at our head office in Milton Keynes, but we could accommodate someone based at one of our regional offices around the country. You will travel widely across the organisation, with occasional overnight stays.

About you

You'll have practical experience of Health and Safety, ideally gained in a social care, education or social housing environment. You'll understand the ways in which relevant legislation affects vulnerable people. It would be helpful if you've worked in regulatory environments including CQC, CIW and Ofsted.

You'll be proficient in the use of MS Office, especially Excel, and in the use of online databases.

Ideally, you will have a relevant qualification such as NEBOSH Certificate or Diploma, but if you have the right experience we would be prepared to support you to become qualified.

You must be a driver with your own transport, as you will travel to our locations around the country.

About us

MacIntyre is a national charity which supports over 1,200 people with a learning disability and/or autism.

We were founded in 1966 by the visionary parent of a child with disabilities and have been growing steadily ever since.

We celebrate and develop everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions.

Training and Development

At Macintyre we fully support your training and development. We know it can be daunting to start a new job, and not everyone learns the same way, so throughout your probation we will provide you with a mixture of eLearning, face-to-face training and mentoring support whilst on the job.

Pay and Rewards

We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:

  • Six weeks' annual leave including statutory public holidays
  • Car allowance, currently £2,000 a year (plus reasonable mileage expenses)
  • Workplace Pension scheme – MacIntyre will contribute 3% of your salary to all eligible employees
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • Health Cash Plan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody (at reduced cost)
  • MacIntyre Sick Pay (qualifying period)
  • Life assurance scheme offering valuable benefits to your dependents
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme which recognises and rewards staff
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for emergency and social care staff.
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (cost paid by MacIntyre)  

How to apply

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.

Please note: we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don't delay, apply today.

Safer Recruitment and Diversity statement

MacIntyre safeguards and promotes the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

MacIntyre is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support. As part of this commitment, our accessibility toolbar allows you a number of options: read adverts in another language (including Welsh for our Services located in Wales), change the font to Open Dyslexia, change the colours, and many others. Just click the button marked “Accessibility” at the top of the screen.


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