Health and Safety Manager

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
£32,239 - £39,275 per annum (depending on experience)
10 Dec 2012
07 Jan 2013
Job Type

The British Museum

Operations Strategic Planning

Health and Safety Manager

Grade – R4A

Salary Range £32,239 - £39,275 per annum (depending on experience)



Ref: 1298319


Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Visitors can travel the world and experience the collections from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and the ancient world, including iconic objects such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, the Lewis Chessman and Egyptian mummies. We receive around six million visitors a year and are the UK’s top visitor attraction. The range of activity is impressive: examples of projects include our tremendously well-received and popular radio series ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’; an ongoing £135m building project to construct new exhibition spaces, conservation studios and provide high quality storage for the most vulnerable parts of our collection; and a wealth of projects in collaboration with partners locally, nationally and across the globe.

The role of Health and Safety Manager will report directly into the Head of Operations Strategic Planning and the main purpose of the job will be to ensure that appropriate health and safety policies, procedures and systems are set up and in line with health and safety obligations and best practice. You will be required to monitor and assess key performance indicators in line with the health and safety strategy and produce and analyse reports on health and safety incidents and amending the health and safety policy accordingly. The Health and Safety Manager will be expected to develop new procedures that will ensure all activities carried out across the Museum sites are compliant with regulatory and statutory health and safety performance.

You  will act as a champion for health and safety awareness across the Museum and endorse a best practice approach amongst the Museum’s contractors and suppliers to ensure that the highest levels of health and safety are maintained at all times. You will also be required to advise the Museum’s senior management team and its trustees on their health and safety responsibilities including their responsibilities under the Corporate Manslaughter Act and other applicable legislation. Other requirements will include acting as a champion for a positive health and safety culture throughout the Museum. A Fire and Safety Assistant will report directly into the Health and Safety Manager and part of the role will be to ensure that the Health and Safety strategy compliments the Fire Safety strategy which is managed by the Fire Safety Manager.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or further and hold a NEBOSH professional qualification with highly developed organisational and report writing skills. Familiarity with health and safety computer systems such as ‘SHE’ and general technical knowledge of the health and safety regulatory and statutory environment is essential to the role; membership of IOSH is desirable but not essential. You will also possess good IT skills and the ability to communicate well. Previous experience in a Health and Safety Manager role with a large visitor attraction or University would be beneficial, as would overseeing the achievement of accreditation for and the implementation of an OHSAS 18001 system.


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Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 19th December 2012.


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