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Regional Health and Safety Advisor - London

Virgin Active
Greater London, England
Closing date
14 Oct 2021

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Financial & Support jobs, Head Office Support Staff
Job Type
Full Time
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Your purpose...

-To inspire people to live an active life
-To live and role-model our Values of Always learning, always improving; Inspiring People; Have fun;
and Do the right thing; and to bring to life our People Promise of We are one team and want our
people to always feel they can be themselves. We work hard and we dream big
-To support the Safety Team strategy by conducting reviews of the safety management system as
directed by the Health and Safety Manager
-To build effective relationships with regional peers, Regional Operations Directors, General Managers
and club team members to promote a positively understood safety culture
- To support the effective implementation of the safety management system throughout the clubs
designated to your region and within your designated support office departments
- To identify, address and communicate risks as required by the safety management system and
business expectations to the relevant person or people

Duties and responsibilities...

-Build relationships with club team members, regional peers and support office departments to
promote a positive and understood culture of health and safety management via assessment,
training, club visits and regional meetings
- Review the safety management system under the guidance of the Health and Safety Manager, in
accordance with the Safety Team strategy including policy, risk assessment, procedural controls
and training interfacing with internal and external stakeholders such as Heads of Function, the
Primary Authority and Insurers where needed
- Implement the safety management system to the clubs within your region and designated support
office functions
-Conduct health and safety audits in accordance with the UK audit programme
- Identify risks to the business through the techniques of risk assessment, monitoring, audit,
investigations or at any time risk is presented
- Involve and communicate identified risk to the relevant people including the effective use of the
relevant Safety Risk Register to help ensure risk elimination or reduction and promote health and
safety compliance
-Execute and reinforce the control of risk at an appropriate level where shortfalls are identified
- Liaise and work with Safety, Operations and Facilities team members and provide feedback to the
relevant team member where compliance cannot be achieved or improvements are required
- Support other members of the Safety, Operations and Facilities teams where required
- Attend meetings and training required by the business to support it, your own personal
development and the safety management system
-Work with external parties such as Local Authority Enforcement Officers and Virgin Active or
Landlord Insurers in a timely and appropriate fashion to ensure legal compliance and any relevant
insurance policy requirements are met
- Work and support any function or region with Virgin Active from time to time as directed by the
- Raise significant areas of risk to life or property and non-compliance to the Health and Safety
Manger without delay including where the quality of executing the safety management system is

-Respond to incidents and ensure appropriate investigations are carried out in a timely manner to
ensure that facts are identified, lessons learned and remedial and/or preventative actions are
-Report incidents to relevant authorities where required and liaise with such authorities in relation
to their investigations and any proceedings following from them
- Support the claims investigation process within the company
- Work and behave in line with Virgin Active culture and expectations

What we can`t live without...

Health and safety qualification (minimum NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent)
- Sound knowledge of current health and safety legislation, best practice and guidance
- Sound ability to implement sensible safety controls that are operationally practical
- Strong analytical, investigative and report writing skills
- Excellent organisational and time management skills
-Ability to work autonomously
- Ability to travel extensively when required

We`d love you to have...

-Membership of IOSH (minimum Technician level) and demonstration of continuous professional
development or equivalent
-Excellent relationship building ability
- Strong decision making skills
- Strong influencing skills
- Strong communication skills across all levels including being able to highlight concerns effectively
- Experience of working in a health and safety role, including implementation of a safety management
system, within a multi-site public and customer facing environment such as the leisure, hospitality or
fitness industries
- Experience of working in an operational role within a customer facing environment such as the leisure,
hospitality or fitness industries

The Perks:
In return for your expertise, we’ll support you in this new challenge with coaching & development every step of the way. You’ll have a dedicated Manager and a supportive wider team to really set you up for success.
Also, to reward your hard work you’ll get:
• Complimentary VA health club membership for you & a buddy!
• Discount on loads of Virgin products & services.
• 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
• Birthday bonus day off (in addition to your annual leave)
• Health & dental care

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