H&S Manager (Volunteer Delivery)
Closing date: Wednesday 09 February 2022 at 9am
Salary: £40,695 + £3,500 Location Allowance (LA) per year (rising to £42,895 + £3,500 LA within your first year with us)
Job type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: HQ, London
Application closing date: Wednesday 09 February 2022 at 9am
This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.
We have begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people at the heart of our organisation. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week.
The safety and wellbeing of our members, volunteers and staff is essential.
Girlguiding has over 80,000 volunteers who deliver weekly Girlguiding activities to more than 25,000 girls and young women.
Girlguiding is undertaking a programme of work to review the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities for health and safety to ensure everyone who comes into contact with the organisation is kept safe from harm. The health and safety improvement project will review the existing health and safety framework to ensure it meets all relevant legislation and best practice and implement and embed the improvements across the organisation. You will provide advice and guidance to ensure we balance the safety of our members with the best possible volunteer experience, and support innovative ways to ensure compliance in a challenging and varied environment.
This new role will provide expert and pragmatic advice to ensure the project board remains highly effective and maintains a strong safety culture. The role will have a particular focus on supporting the wider volunteer network in addition to working closely with the Property Health and Safety Manager who is responsible for the employees and health and safety at the London HQ and other Girlguiding properties.
Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change – improving attitudes towards mental health. While Girlguiding’s young members may be girl only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or mental), gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, offering hybrid working and providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.
How to apply
Read the application pack and send a CV, with declaration form, supporting statement, and diversity monitoring form. Return all documents to us at [email protected]
We ask that you submit your CV and supporting information as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close vacancies at any time, when we have received sufficient applications.
It is important that you submit all of the above documents with your CV, including the declaration form, supporting statement and diversity questionnaire. We will consider only those applications that include these completed documents.
Unfortunately, we are unable to give feedback to those who are not shortlisted; however, we will, if required, provide feedback to those who have attended an interview.
Interviews will be held remotely during the pandemic.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact our HR team by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0207 592 1892.