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Health and Safety Manager

Job Title: Health and Safety Manager

Location: Maidstone. However, there will be a requirement to travel around the county.

Salary: Grade 8 - £47,076 - £52,397 per annum.

Standby allowance: £4,534.56 per annum.

Hours: 37 per week with a hybrid working model available.

Ref: VR1227


Being a part of Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Everyone is unique. Everyone has value. Everyone helps to make Kent Fire and Rescue Service a great place to work. We are one team. Together with our customers we are creating a safer future for Kent and Medway.

Being a Health and Safety Manager

As a Health and Safety Manager at Kent Fire and Rescue Service you will work with senior managers to set the health and safety agenda for both operational response and day to day work activities. You will seek out emerging trends that could impact colleagues working in the Service. Working with the Health and Wellbeing Manager you will help promote positive cultural values and behaviours.


What you’ll do

  • Build and maintain trusted relationships with stakeholders to influence and promote good health and safety practice.
  • Monitor, review and engage with policies, procedures, investigations and audits to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety Framework.
  • Manage and lead the Health and Safety Advisers.
  • Analyse and interpret data to help compile reports on accidents, trends and recommendations.
  • Identify, co-ordinate and carry out health and safety training to cover all aspects. 


What you’ll bring

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation and implementation of such legislation within the workplace.
  • An ability to plan and prioritise work activities to respond to dynamic issues as well as set deadlines.
  • Leadership skills to guide, support and motivate staff.
  • A NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, or similar relevant qualification.
  • Risk assessment experience in all health and safety areas including for example manual handling, COSHH, display screen equipment, noise assessments, etc.
  • A full UK driving licence.



How to apply

Please complete an online application and CV by midnight on 29th March 2024.

Interviews will take place on 15th, 17th and 18th April 2024.


Please note that as part of the selection process you will be required to give a presentation during the interview.


Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to create the best working environment that we can possibly offer.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service, its employees and volunteers, are committed to safeguarding, protecting and supporting children, young people and adults at risk. As part of our safer recruitment process, we will undertake pre-employment checks to verify your suitability for the role. These checks will include your references and a standard or enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Enhanced DBS check with barred lists are carried out for roles with direct and unsupervised access to children, young people and adults at risk. Risk assessments will be undertaken on any disclosures identified as part of the pre-employment checks.

As a Public Sector organisation with added responsibilities under the Equality Act, 2010 the candidate must demonstrate an understanding of what is meant by Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and how this fits in with their everyday work.

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