Cluster Health and Safety Officer
  • Employer: United Learning
  • Reference: UL/21/175364
  • Published: Mon 06/12/2021, 17:10 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £34,303
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Southwark

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Cluster Health and Safety Officer

Bacon’s College was established in the Surrey Docks peninsula in Rotherhithe, South East London in 1991 as a City Technology College, becoming an academy in 2007 and joined the United Learning Trust in 2018. Bacon’s has long been an important part of the fabric of the local community in south east London and has served the community in its various forms for over three hundred years. We are proud of that history and contribution and of the way the College has evolved and adapted to meet the needs of its young people.

Bacon’s is a thriving community that is welcoming of students of all faiths and those of none. Staff and students value the distinctive nature of its Christian ethos to which every member of its community contributes. It celebrates the differences that define it as well as the common humanity that unites all its members. The value system and ethos of Bacon’s is inclusive of all within a strong Christian ethos, characterised by the quality and openness of the positive relationships between students, staff and the wider community. These are foregrounded in our lessons but also in our extra-curricular offer, ranging from sport and debating to charity work and peer mediation.

Today, Bacon’s sits in modern and well-equipped facilities in an area that is rapidly changing and growing. We are fortunate to offer fantastic media and IT facilities and excellent sporting provision. Learning is at the heart of everything we do, and we have the highest aspirations for our students, determined that they can achieve and overcome any barriers that may lie in their path. A significant proportion of our students go on to university each year and a culture of aspiration and achievement is evident.

Bacon’s is embarking on a rapid improvement journey and many of the elements are already in place to make it a fantastic place to work and make an impact.

The role

Bacon’s College is home to the United Learning South East London Cluster. The Cluster staff serve three United Learning schools: Bacon’s College, Sedgehill Academy and The John Roan School. We are seeking a qualified, vibrant and committed Health & Safety Officer to join the South East London Cluster under the line management of our Cluster Facilities, Lettings and Contracts Manager.

The Cluster Health & Safety Officer will ensure processes and guidance are followed and available, supporting cluster academies to meet their legal responsibilities in order to protect students, staff, members of the public and other stakeholders on a day-to-day basis. The role requires cross-site working, outstanding communication and action-based operations as well as organisational and administrative skills that will support the senior leadership teams, facilities teams and general teaching teams to maintain and ensure a safe working environment for all students and staff. The role will also be responsible for supporting with facilities management tasks as and when required by the Cluster Facilities Team.

About You

The successful candidate will hold a portfolio of relevant Health & Safety qualifications and experience as well as a strong understanding of schools in an academy trust context. An ability to influence and negotiate is key as we aim to further strengthen the role of health and safety in our schools and ensure robust ongoing compliance, and most importantly, tangible safety at all times.


If you feel you can proactively work with the academies and the Cluster Facilities Manager to ensure safety and compliance is met, we welcome your application. You will be expected to lead on maintaining the health and safety in our schools; keeping all aspects up to date in line with United Learning policy and guidance as well as liaising with and seeking guidance from the United Learning Health & Safety Group Manager.

Outstanding interpersonal skills are a must as is an ability to communicate effectively in both the written and verbal form. This role will also be hands on so get ready to deliver first aid to staff and students as well as manage any potential emergencies efficiently and effectively.

For an informal conversation about the role, please call Deborah Turner, Cluster Business Manager, on 020-7237- 1928.

United Learning

Bacon’s College joined United Learning in Spring 2018, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.



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