Health & Safety Manager – Temporary Accommodation

Health & Safety Manager – Temporary Accommodation 150 150 tcl-admin
Health & Safety Manager - Temporary Accommodation
Interim Position

Hackney RQ848121

Posted: 17th March 2023 17:30
Apply Related Jobs
  • Pay Rate:

    £24.89 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 12 months

  • HACKNEY, London,

    E8 1DY

What's involved with this role:

Interim Health & Safety Manager - Temporary Accommodation

Reference no: Hackney RQ848121

Pay rate: £24.89 per hour PAYE

Role Length:  This opening assignment is for 12 months

The focus of this role is to ensure a high quality, proactive, customer-focused and legislative compliant Health & Safety service is provided to residents. Working within the Temporary Accommodation Team and reporting to the Temporary Accommodation Property Surveyor, to lead on the development and delivery of Health & Safety projects, policy, remedial actions and coordinate and manage Fire risk planned programmes. To also work closely with Hostel Managers, assisting with inspections, providing specialist advice and supporting them to ensure risks are controlled.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the delivery of Health & Safety remedial actions as well as planned fireworks programmes and one-off small works to temporary accommodation stock including carrying out site and post inspections, producing tender specifications, documents, attending site meetings and monitoring contractors to ensure programmes of work are undertaken on time within budget and achieving agreed KPI targets producing project progress reports and recommending contractor payments.
  • Lead on the development and delivery of Health & Safety programmes, projects and policies in accordance with the overall Health & Safety programme of work.
  • Assist managers and employees on all Health & Safety matters, including legal compliance, operational best practice, accident and ill health prevention, in accordance with Council policies and procedures.
  • Provide specialist advice and support to managers on complex Health & Safety cases, including interpretation and application of the Council’s Health & Safety policies and procedures.
  • In conjunction with operational management, co-ordinate the effective implementation of Health & Safety policy objectives and local solutions to Health & Safety problems that take account of local operational business needs and service delivery.
  • Assist Hostel Managers in the completion of investigations of accidents and incidents, producing reports as required, and making practical, cost-effective recommendations as appropriate and ensure that actions are taken as necessary to protect the Council’s employees, reputation and assets.
  • Undertake the preparation and implementation of Health & Safety risk assessments and provide a risk assessment quality assurance function in conjunction with the appropriate managers and staff.
  • Ensure contractor compliance with Health & Safety legislation and the Council's policies prior to commencement of work and through to completion.
  • Assist managers in the monitoring of Health & Safety performance in order to identify trends and inadequately controlled risks.
  • Undertake Health & Safety inspections, assessments and investigations across the variety of Temporary Accommodation hostels and sites producing recommendations and remedial action plans.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

Experience & Knowledge:

  • Extensive experience in contract management, preferably gained in delivering to the public sector.
  • Strong knowledge of Health & Safety regulations, FIA and BAFE qualifications preferred or Fire Health and safety qualifications such as NEBOSH Fire Certificate qualifications such as or similar safety qualifications in fire risk (Fire Safety and Risk Management, NCRQ, IFSM, Fire Safety)
  • Understanding of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Fire Safety Act 2021, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
  • Proven technical knowledge and working experience in advising managers on Health & Safety operational and policy issues and contributing to organisational benefits.
  • Ability to plan and deliver Health & Safety programmes across a range of activities.
  • Experience of building effective working relationships with managers and employees.
  • Proven technical knowledge and working experience in advising managers on Health & Safety operational and policy issues and contributing to organisational benefits.
  • Ability to apply knowledge and experience within the context of organisational culture, corporate objectives, customer needs and Health & Safety legislation.
  • Proven track record of planning, developing and providing in-house health, safety & environmental training, including providing briefings and training delivery as required using both internal and third party training platforms for Environmental Operations – i.e. IOSH Managing and Working Safely.



  • Committed to maintaining and developing professional knowledge and expertise as it relates to the Temporary Accommodation portfolio.
  • Demonstrate strong planning and problem solving skills.
  • Have a personal and professional approach which generates credibility, respect and confidence amongst work colleagues and service users.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise workloads to meet team and strategic objectives and the customer’s needs.
  • Ability to plan and deliver Health & Safety programmes across a range of activities.
  • Experience of using information technology, including Google and Microsoft Office to produce reports and management information.
  • Ability to persuade and to influence decisions.
  • Ability to research, prepare and draft concise reports and present information to different audiences.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. ***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.



Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

Give yourself the best chance of success - View our CV Tip

Submit Your Application

Thank you for your interested in this job. Please use the form below to apply.

Please note we do not accept applications without a CV.
If you do not have a CV available right now, please click the "No CV?" button above and we will email you a reminder to add your CV to, when you can.

Drop files here browse files ...
If you would prefer to send a CV straight to us rather than by way of an on-line application, you are very welcome to do so via [email protected] but please quote both the job reference and job title exactly as they appear below:
Job Ref: Hackney RQ848121
Health & Safety Manager - Temporary Accommodation
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

Please do try to resist contacting us with requests for progress updates.

We really do read every CV sent to us. All applications will be acknowledged by a human, not a robot, provided the job remains live and provided your CV meets the “Essential Requirements” listed.

Please note that we do our level best to take down ads as soon as roles have been filled. We are not in the business of harvesting CVs.

Important: We will interpret your application as being permission to submit your CV to this role (with the right to represent you) unless you advise us to the contrary.

Email Job Reminder

If you do not have a CV available right now please use this form to send yourself a reminder. When your CV is available, simply click the link in the email or alternatively reply to that email with your attached your CV.

Job Ref: Hackney RQ848121
Health & Safety Manager - Temporary Accommodation
Client Category: Local Authority

CV Tips

Your CV needs to be current with your most recent role. We won’t be able to submit it with any unexplained gaps in employment. It will save time and improve your chances of success if we can put your CV forward immediately without having to ask for revisions.

Your CV must cover the “Essential Requirements” of the role. Ideally you will address the “Essential Requirements” on each job description page directly, in a bullet point list. Please include any DBS details and other qualifications called for.

Your CV should clearly state that you are available to start work either immediately, or at short notice. In general, our clients are unable to work with notice periods of more than 1 week from the point at which a role is offered, 2 weeks at the very most.

We do not put forward covering letters, so please ensure that your CV in contains all relevant information being called for.

We recommend that you consider sending us a CV suitably tailored CV for each role that you apply for. Job board aggregator sites will generally store only one version of your CV, which can be a bit limiting, so this is to your advantage.

    New Search

    Are you sure you want to delete this file?