Location: Colchester           

Salary: £25,000 

Full-time 35 hours per week 

Job ref: E297 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Health & Safety Manager, to work in our well-established regional charity which provides a range of services to people with autism and their families.

Acting as the lead competent person, managing and overseeing all aspects of health and safety across the Organisation, you will ensure Autism Anglia complies with current legislation; you will work proactively with managers to promote a culture of safe working practices. Your main duties will include:

  • Under the direction of the Leadership Team, ensure Autism Anglia’s Health and Safety Policy and procedures are implemented consistently across the Organisation.
  • Assisting in the identification of training needs for employees and develop and deliver training as required.
  • To advise the Leadership Team and Trustee’s on the implications of current and emerging health, safety and welfare legislation, including evaluating options, making recommendations and generating actions plans to ensure compliance across the Organisation.
  • Take proactive action to mitigate the impact and likelihood of health and safety risks. 


Our ideal candidate will be a confident in their own judgement and have the ability to see problems that may arise and find solutions.

  • A relevant professional qualification or working towards e.g. NEBOSH National General Certificate - Essential
  • Extensive knowledge of effective health and safety management strategies and best practice – Essential
  • Previous experience in a similar role managing health and safety - Essential
  • Experience of development of policy and procedure – Essential
  • Excellent IT skills including advanced knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook – Essential
  • Experience of auditing and redesigning a Health & Safety function - Desirable

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity. Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment. Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving licence and has access to a car. 


  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days after 5 years) plus 8 bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Access to Perkbox incentives including exclusive High Street, entertainment, restaurant and supermarket discounts
  • Refer a friend scheme

Closing date: 21st of August 2019 

In the first instance please send your CV to [email protected] or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 913785. 

If no response is received within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

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