Health and Safety Lead (voluntary role)

  • Job Reference: 00000022-1
  • Date Posted: 1 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Women in Nuclear UK
  • Location: Flexible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: At least one year

Job Description

Women in Nuclear UK (WiN UK) was formed in early 2014 to improve diversity and increase the skills base in the nuclear industry by encouraging gender balance. In 2020 WiN UK became a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

Women in Nuclear UK’s mission is to address the industry's gender balance, improve the representation of women in leadership, engage with the industry, government and public on nuclear issues and support the industry with tools and information.

WiN UK’s Strategic Objectives:
● Attraction - to encourage women to join the nuclear industry through engagement with schools, colleges, universities, appropriate youth groups and nuclear sector employers to create dialogue and raise awareness of the industry via events and communications. Also to work with national organisations to provide consultation and feedback on best practice to achieve a gender balanced workforce.
● Retention - to support those already in the sector with career progression through mentoring and networking.
● Dialogue - leading on broader engagement on diversity within the sector, but also on engaging women outside the industry in the debate on nuclear energy.

WiN UK develop industry guidance, including the management of the Industry Charter, engagement with Charter signatories, as well as development of toolkits and materials to aid companies by bringing together experts and information in a guide on best practice.

WiN UK is governed by an Executive Committee whose members, along with Directors and a Strategic Advisory Group, ensure WiN UK objectives are met via a strategic plan, engaging across the sector and supporting regional teams in their activities.

WiN UK Regional Teams plan, coordinate and deliver various activities to meet the priorities within their local areas.

This role reports to the WiN UK Vice President & Director for Operations.

Please note that this is a voluntary post.

Please gain confirmation of your line manager support before applying.

Main Responsibilities
Overall: To act as WiN UK lead, point of contact and process owner for all health and safety (H&S) related matters.
More detailed responsibilities:
• To develop a health and safety policy to show WiN UK’s commitment to the safety,
health of its volunteers.
• To develop and deliver an induction and appropriate H&S related training; this may
include developing material for external audiences e.g. mental wellbeing material.
• To identify and mitigate H&S related risks, both generally and for individual events,
and to feed into the overarching WiN UK risk management process.
• To develop specific procedures to cover higher risk activities such as manual handling (equipment/stands etc.) and use of portable electrical equipment.
• To act as point of contact for any H&S related issues for events.
• To work with regional branches across the UK on health and safety related matters.
Qualifications and Experience
It is likely, although not essential, that the successful candidate will have:
• Strong knowledge and experience of H&S (including process management)
• Previous experience in a similar role
• Relevant qualification in H&S or equivalent
• The ability to collaborate and build great working relationships with lots of different
• Commitment and loyalty, with a passion for the WiN UK mission.

Commitment required
• Between 4 to 8 hours per month.
• Commitment to the role for at least one year.

WiN UK is an inclusive organisation. We don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it as a core value at the heart of our mission. We believe that an inclusive organisation is a successful and happy organisation. We therefore welcome applications from those in under-represented groups. We are committed to ensuring a fair and inclusive selection process for all applicants.