St Paul's Cathedral - Health and Safety Policy Officer

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£13,528 to £14,000 per annum (£33,820 to £35,000 per annum FTE)

St Paul’s draws together a very diverse set of activities, projections and aspirations. It is the Cathedral of the Diocese of London and the seat of its Bishop, a national church and an international spiritual focus, a space for worship and holiness, a place of debate and challenge, an icon of resilience in the face of adversity, an architectural heritage centre, a partner in the City of London, and a commercial enterprise. In addition to holding four services every day (five on Sundays), St Paul’s is open for sight-seeing six days a week, and last year welcomed over 800,000 paying visitors.

Alongside Safeguarding, the Wellbeing and Health and Safety of all staff, volunteers and visitors at the Cathedral is of paramount concern to the governing body, Chapter. The breadth of work that needs to be undertaken to maintain a heritage building, from stone masons to electricians, and the need to be accessible to over 1,500,000 visitors a year, means that there is a constant need to be vigilant. As Health and Safety lead, the Clerk of the Works is responsible for an increasingly large set of policies and procedures. This new role is specifically designed to provide him with the support and reassurance that all policies and procedures represent best practise, and that the Cathedral is a safe place for the whole community. This role will work alongside existing staff to understand these challenges and ensure polices are robust, self-explanatory and embedded.

  • Working with the Clerk of the Works, the Health and Safety Advisor and various business leads across the Cathedral, to review and develop the organisational level risk register for health and safety, support the development of departmental Risk Registers and review and support on the development of departmental Risk Assessments.
  • Undertake a gap analysis of Health and Safety policies and develop, deliver and monitor the three year risk based rolling review of all policies.
  • Liaising as appropriate across the Cathedral, review and develop the Health and Safety Policies for approval by the Health and Safety Committee and by Chapter in line with the most recent legislation and best practise.
  • Liaise across the Cathedral to embed those policies, delivering training and support where required.
  • Advise on specialist adjustments, adaptations and equipment needs arising from risk assessments.
  • Undertake audits of health and safety as required.
  • Maintain accurate data control records.

We are looking for someone NEBOSH qualified with demonstrable, current and relevant knowledge of health and safety policy. You will have proven experience of developing and implementing effective health and safety policies and procedures and risk management in similar contexts and improving organisational culture with regard to health and safety by helping bring it into everyone’s everyday practice.

You will need excellent communication skills, and be able to quickly grasp the complexities of this organisation and strong IT skills in Outlook, Word and Excel.

You will have experience of working in a consultative manner and be able to demonstrate examples of knowledge transfer in order that staff also gain experience from this process, including formal training delivery. Experience of working in a similar heritage environment would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be in sympathy with, and in their work support, the Christian aims and mission of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Our Vision

  • St Paul’s Cathedral seeks to enable people in all their diversity to encounter the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ.
  • As a community of worshippers, staff and volunteers we work with care and imagination to be a centre for welcome, worship and learning which inspires successive generations to engage with the richness of the Christian faith and its heritage.
  • We aim to do this with confidence, compassion and creativity, promoting dignity and justice for everyone.
  • We work with the Bishop and Diocese of London and the wider church, as a spiritual focus for London, the nation and the world.

​Our Values

  • Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control;
  • To uphold integrity, honesty and openness in what we do;
  • To aim for the highest possible standards in everything we do, acknowledging that we cannot do everything;
  • To make our operations as just and as sustainable as we can;
  • To foster and encourage diversity, being inclusive and challenging to ourselves as well as others.