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Health and Safety Compliance Officer

Salary: £28,407 - £34,581 per annum + Generous holidays, Pension
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Winsley, Wiltshire
Posted date: Thursday 16 May 2024
Closing date: Thursday 06 June 2024
Start date: ASAP
Applications for this vacancy have now closed

Are you passionate about making a difference? Do you thrive in a supportive, community-focused environment? Dorothy House is looking for an enthusiastic Health and Safety Compliance Officer to join our team.

This role is perfect for someone who is eager to learn and grow. We value your potential and are committed to providing comprehensive training and support to help you succeed!

HEALTH AND SAFETY COMPLIANCE OFFICER | £28,407 - £34,581 per annum, pro rata

Why is the Health and Safety Compliance Officer role exciting?

  • Make an Impact: Play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of our staff, patients, and visitors, directly contributing to the quality of care we provide.
  • Learn and Grow: Gain valuable skills and knowledge in health and safety compliance, with access to professional development and training opportunities.
  • Join a Caring Community: Be part of a passionate team dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives every day.
  • Work Environment: Experience the unique and rewarding atmosphere of working in a hospice setting where compassion and support are at the core of everything we do.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Fostering and promoting a positive health and safety culture and ensure a safe working environment.
  • Identifying and addressing training needs for staff and volunteers, delivering training both online and face-to-face.
  • Assisting managers in implementing health and safety systems and procedures, including accident reporting and lone working technology.
  • Conducting audits and inspections to evaluate and improve our health and safety systems, making recommendations for improvement.
  • Investigating incidents and accidents to prevent recurrence and report as necessary.
  • Overseeing and supporting the annual risk assessment program and manage our fire risk assessments.
  • Supporting organisational personal safety initiatives with our Learning and Development colleagues, through training, ensuring systems and equipment are in place.
  • Leading health and safety projects, managing procurement and implementation of systems and technology.

See our full detailed Job Description on our website for more information.


This role is a Part Time position. You will be working 24 hours a week, working 3 days a week across Monday to Friday.


In order to be successful you will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to confidently cooperate with state holders at all levels. You will have analytical and problem solving skills with a good standard of English and Maths.

Essential requirements:

  • A good understanding of health and safety practices at work.
  • Confident in Microsoft packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • A skilled Administrator with experience using complex databases/IT Systems
  • Proven ability to collaborate across multiple departments and build strong relationships across teams.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workloads and work to deadlines/changing demands
  • Demonstrating the ability to move between being proactive and reactive with work requirements

Desirable requirements:

  • NEBOSH Certificate or other relevant qualification*
  • IOSH Technical Membership*
  • Previous experience within a health and safety role
  • Knowledge of health and social care working environments.

*If not already held, the post holder will be required to undertake relevant qualifications and training throughout the role.


Dorothy House is an incredible place to work, these are just a few of our benefits that we offer to our staff:

  • Generous holiday allowance for all roles, increasing with length of service
  • Fantastic refer a friend scheme
  • Excellent industry leading training and development programmes with many career development opportunities
  • Pension with Life Assurance
  • Travel and parking - We offer 45p per for work travel. There is unlimited free parking in Winsley.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Counselling and Mindful Employer Charter - providing our staff with information, advice and support for those experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or any other mental health conditions.
  • Simply Health - Providing insurance against certain everyday healthcare costs such as dental and optical treatments.

Please note that our vacancies can close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. We therefore encourage early submission of your application.


Interviews for this positions are to be held early to the middle of June.

Required skills for this position

At Dorothy House, the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity are central to our work as an outstanding care provider and employer. They are inherent in our values where we care, we connect and we create. We recognise the diversity of the people who deliver our services and the people who receive them. We believe that by building a diverse workforce, underpinned by a culture of respect, we will create an environment where everyone will have access to receive outstanding care and support from Dorothy House, regardless of characteristic.

Our 2021 Services Review identified how we need to work differently to achieve our strategic mission to ensure that “everyone has access to outstanding palliative and end of life care” and has presented us with an opportunity to improve on the “community development” work of the past and engage differently with our communities for the benefit of our patients, carers and families. Put another way, this is our moment ‘to do things differently’ and we are embracing this through Asset Based Community Development. We expect all staff to embrace this strategy and we will provide training accordingly.

What happens next

Step 1

Your application will be processed. One of the team from Dorothy House may contact you to discuss your application further

Step 2

If selected, you will be invited to attend an interview

Step 3

We will keep you informed of the progress of your application throughout the selection process

Elaine Kynaston - healthcare professional talking with patient
Every day is different and challenging, and I feel privileged to be let into the lives and homes of our patients

Elaine Kynaston, Dorothy House carer

Dorothy House is at the end of a phone whenever you need advice or reassurance. There’s just something about all the staff – they’re so approachable.

Angela Selman, DH patient, 2022

I was a Hospice at Home carer for thirty years. I think we all feel privileged to do it. It’s an honour to be with people at the very end of life.

Maggie Matthews, Dorothy House carer

I cannot put into words what a difference your carers made at such a dark time, and I will always be truly grateful.

Family of a patient, 2021

Anyone who works for Dorothy House is passionate about what we do. We’re like a family –we agree on our values and our mission and that comes through more than anything

Sue Spanswick, Dorothy House carer

It sounds a cliché, but every day really is totally different and I get to work with some amazing people

Debbie Russell, Mobile Deputy Shop Manager

I really wanted to work for Dorothy house after seeing first-hand the quality of care they provided. I applied for hospice at home carer role, and was thrilled to be offered a position.

Julia Harper, Dorothy House carer

My role at Dorothy House feels more meaningful than any of my previous corporate experience. Things here really matter, and it is so rewarding playing my part in helping us be there for patients and families

Rhiannon Eveleigh, Corporate Communications, 2022

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