About The Felix Project
The Felix Project is London's biggest food redistribution charity and the largest end-to-end food redistribution charity in Europe.
Our vision is a London where no one goes hungry and good food is never wasted.
Purpose of the Job
The Health and Safety Manager is a brand-new role at The Felix Project.Due to recent expansion we are looking to improve Health and SafetyincludingFoodSafety in accordance with relevant legislation.Although the role will sit in the People Team the main deliverable is to provide strategic and operational Health &Food Safety leadership and expertise across all areas of the organisation.
You will develop and implement a Health &Food Safety framework, taking responsibility for the development and management of robust health& food safety strategies, policies,processes and procedures considering best practice and the operational needs of the business, thus ensuring thatThe Felix Project complies with all relevant legislation.
This is a short-term role designed to help Felix strengthen our Health & Safety procedures, and train and empowers all our staff to understand their Health & Safety responsibilities.
Design initiatives to improve food safety behaviours and culture
Coach and develop staff across Felix to understand their Health & Safety responsibilities
Lead, support and encourage communication and sharing on food safety matters, best practice and accidents/incidents
Identify and monitor food safety risks and propose strategic responses
Take the lead for all Health and food Safety related activity, providing expertise and insight to the business (including but not limited to);
developing the corporate health & Food Safety framework
leading furthering a corporate culture that focuses onHealth&FoodSafety
be the organisations 'competent person’ forHealth&Foodsafety
develop the Felix ProjectHealthandFoodSafety management system to ensure its current and fit for purpose. This includes incorporation of any updates in legislation
Own and implement a rolling health and food safety communication plan including LMS/intranet content
Become a first point of contact for all Health&FoodSafety matters throughoutFelix
ReportAudit and Riskto SLT and theBoard of Trustees
Lead the first annual review of the Health and Safety policy, which will be recommended to the Board for approval
Provide Health and Safety training, inductions and tool box talks for staff
Investigate serious near misses or accidents, providing written reports to management, recommending actions arising and liaising with insurance companies as required
Report RIDDOR reportable accidents in a timely and accurate manner to HSE. Conduct RIDDOR accident investigations on-site, in addition to supporting managers with nonRIDDOR investigations.
Ensure relevant workplace assessments are undertaken and action is taken as required
Regularly review health and safety practice within Felix, ensuring that safe practices are consistently followed and compliance can be demonstrated
Reviewcontractors’compliance with Health&Safety arrangements when working forFelix
The Felix Project recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.
We particularly welcome applications from those of a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background, as BAME people are currently under-represented within The Felix Project.
You will be an experienced Health&Safety Manager with a background working within food safety. You will have good knowledge of current Health&Safety legislation and working procedures. You will be able to work with managers,teams and volunteers to identify better safer working and support the implementation of processes and procedures to create safe working environments that are easily maintainable and support achievingFelix’sstrategic priorities.It is expected that you will maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant regulation and guidance and ensure that The Felix Project is compliant with relevant statutory and regulatory frameworks
Essential skills/knowledge relevant to this role?
NEBOSH General Certificate
Chartered Membership of IOSH
Extensive and up-to-date knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
Experience of Health and Safety and/or FoodSafetymanagement and auditing
Experience of working in food retail
Experience of Board/Committee report writing and presentation
Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel,Word and Outlook
Background using bespoke IT systems, databases, spreadsheets.
Experience of developing and maintaining effective relationships
Analytical and logical thinking skills with the ability to operate at both a strategic and detailed level
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work under pressure
Ethical and accountable behaviour
Excellent problem solving, judgement and decision-making skills
Seeks ways to continuously improve and learn
Desirable skills/knowledge relevant to this role?
Train the trainer training in mandatory training-Fire/manual handling/health and safety
Committed to reducing food waste and fighting food poverty
Experience of Health and Safety change management
What you’ll get in return
You will be working in an upbeat, innovative charity with strong vision, ambition and a fantastic culture and leadership team. This role is home based but you will need to regularly visit all ofthe various Felix locations.The salary isc£35,000 - £42,000per annum (dependant on experience), 25days annual leave + bank holidays.
Applications close: Friday 17 September
First interviews: Wednesday 22 September
(if applicable) Second interviews: w/c 27 September