Health & Safety Officer

Location: The Children's Trust

Contract Type: Permanent

Specific Hours: 37.5 hours

Salary: £29,000 – £31,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Closing Date: 05 July 2022

Health & Safety Officer

£29,000 – £31,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Health & Safety Officer to join The Children’s Trust. This role will require the successful candidate to provide support on an operational basis to the health and safety function with particular emphasis on consultation, health and safety training, risk assessment, inspection, and fire safety.

You will report to the Head of Health & Safety and responsibilities of the role will include the provision of health and safety information on our intranet and consulting with health and safety representatives. You will provide core health and safety training, including online training, and manage our external training bookings. You will undertake risk assessments, including manual handling, and will manage workstation assessments, including provision for those working from home. You will have responsibility for inspection of the workplace, working with teams towards continuous improvement. You will have responsibility for fire risk assessment, fire compliance, including fire drills and upkeep of our fire safety documentation and procedures. You will also be responsible for performance data in relation to your areas of responsibility.

You will have experience as a health and safety professional and will hold a NEBOSH certificate or equivalent, and possess sound knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation and best practice. You will naturally possess excellent inter-personal skills, be a team player and have an ability to positively engage with key stakeholders across the organisation.

Hybrid working available.

We offer a ‘Golden Hello’ of £1,000 for newly appointed employees, paid in three payments over twelve months, provided the eligibility criteria is met, further details available on request

For a copy of the candidate briefing pack please click HERE or please contact the Recruitment & Compliance Team, on 01737 365 880 or email:

PLEASE NOTE: The Children's Trust Application Form MUST be completed and submitted, in order for your application to be considered.  As part of the shortlisting process, gaps in employment will be examined and will be further explored during the interview process. 

Closing Date: Tuesday 5th July 2022

Interview Date:  TBC

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with acquired brain injury, providing expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care at our national specialist centre in Tadworth, and to children and their families across the UK, via our Brain Injury Community Service. 

Boasting a beautiful 24-acre site in Surrey, we are located just outside of London, close to the M25 (accessible via Junction 8, A217 to Tadworth) and easily accessible via National Rail, by way of: Clapham Junction, Sutton and Epsom.

The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including, adoption pay, time off for fertility treatment, enhanced paternity leave, paid carers leave, time out days for those experiencing menopause symptoms, time off for gender reassignment, and much more. We also offer additional annual leave days for those with long service, with entitlements ranging from 35 to 41 days (including bank holidays) depending on your length of service. Other benefits include: free on-site parking; a staff shuttle service from Coulsdon South train station to Tadworth Court; subsidised cafeteria; on-site staff accommodation (subject to availability); the ability to retain your NHS pension (where applicable) or the opportunity to join an alternative scheme; and the opportunity to develop and implement your expertise in an environment that is as unusual in its beautiful historic nature, as it is unique in its state-of-the-art facilities.

The Children’s Trust is fully committed to protecting children and young people.  All posts at The Children's Trust are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  If you are applying to The Children's Trust, and are already registered with the DBS update service, this will speed up the recruitment process significantly. 

The Children’s Trust has a duty of care to minimise the risk of all infectious diseases to the vulnerable and extremely vulnerable children and young people in our care, as well as our employees and volunteers. As a result, we require staff to provide a valid NHS Covid Pass (or proof of Covid vaccinations or medical exemption) for all roles at Tadworth Court and in the Brain Injury Community Service. We also expect staff to have taken or be willing to take relevant immunisations required by the role to protect them against infectious diseases, (unless you are medically exempt).

At The Children’s Trust we recognise how important it is to have leadership that reflects the children, young people and families that we support. We also recognise that staff, comprised of a range of skills, backgrounds and experiences will help us to better understand the needs of those we support, and how we can best represent their interests. We, therefore, particularly welcome applications from disabled people, individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds and those from other under-represented groups. The Children’s Trust is committed to achieving equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across all levels of the organisation. For further information, see:



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