Health & Safety / Compliance Assistant at the British High Commission (BHC)

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Health & Safety / Compliance Assistant Ref. ID: 08/19 ABJLocation: AbujaGrade: A1 (L)Start Date: 1st May 2019Type of Position: Fixed TermDuration of Post: 12 monthsType of Post: British High CommissionJob Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)Job Subcategory: EstatesMain Purpose of JobTo assist in co-ordinating, supporting and advising the British High Commission in all aspects with regards to Health and Safety.Assist the Health and safety / Compliance officer in establishing, managing and monitoring standards, processes, stakeholder engagement and communications, training and systems to ensure all responsibilities associated with Health and Safety within the High Commission are adhered to.Roles and ResponsibilitiesTo include, but not be restricted to the following duties:Provide general support and assistance to the Health and Safety/Compliance OfficerAssist the Health and Safety Officer to monitor and coordinate Health and Safety activities.Assist the Health and Safety Officer with the management of safety and property compliance throughout the Post.Assist in Health and Safety audits and produce audit reports and follow up actions.Liaise closely with the Technical/Facilities/Estates Management team to manage issues relating to facilities service provision, waste disposal, buildings maintenance, fire safety equipment, electrical testing and safety audit non-compliance including filing and documentation.Provide clerical support to the Health and Safety Committee and Compliance ForumAssist the Health and Safety Officer to maintain and coordinate health and safety training.Assist the Health and Safety Officer/compliance officer to maintain and coordinate property compliance assessment registry.Assist in the identification of operational needs and preparation of risk assessments, asset registers, compliance and training of staff with adequate documentation.Review and record checks on all fire exits, fire and fire equipment, and fire signs.Review and record the First Aid, spill kit, fire extinguisher records provision across BHC sites.Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience Must possess either a University degree or an HND degreeFlexible approach to problem solving with an ability to think on their feetAbility to work in a high paced teamAbility to learn fast on the jobDemonstrate good interpersonal skillsA self-starter able to work with minimal supervisionGood organisational skills - capable of  working quickly and accuratelyMust have at least 3 years relevant work experience in Health and Safety, Compliance or an Audit roleProficient use of Microsoft Office toolsDesirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:Good Customer Service/Relations skillsGood data analysis skillsRequired Competencies:Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.RemunerationStarting monthly salary: N315,328Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment  Working patterns:Full time position, with core working hours between 8am - 4pm, Monday to Thursday and 8am - 1pm on Friday. However, the job holder will need to be flexible to respond to incidents and operational demands as the need arises

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