Health and Safety officer (Pony club)

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The Pony Club is seeking an experienced Health and Safety officer to work part time. Initially the role is envisaged to be approximately 14 hours a week but may expand going forwards. The role will be mainly office based in the Pony Club office in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire but will involve travel around the country to the meet and work with the Pony Club Branches and Centres who are based around the UK.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Health and Safety Secretary, the Health and Safety Committee and the network of Branch and Centre Health and Safety Officers (who include volunteers) to ensure that the Pony Club has a pro active approach to Health and Safety and is constantly developing this approach to ensure it is complying with internal and external requirements throughout the whole organisation.

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Specific responsibilities of the role include:

  • Responsibility for ensuring health and safety compliance of the Pony Cub office in Stoneleigh Park and at external events organised by the Pony Club office (e.g. the Pony Club Championships, the annual conference etc)
  • Provide advice and support to both Pony Club staff and volunteers around the UK with regard to health and safety issues and queries
  • Review, and then propose updates to, Pony Club procedures and rules to reflect the latest health and safety legislation and best practice.
  • To prepare and arrange delivery of suitable training courses for Branch and Centre Officials in order to give an understanding of health and safety requirements within the Pony Club and within their role (delivery could take place via a team of appropriately trained and qualified nationwide trainers).
  • Develop and update necessary support and reference materials for volunteers to use to perform their roles (for example, risk assessment templates and guidance on how to complete risk assessments)
  • Work with the Pony Club insurers to ensure that incidents/ accidents are accurately recorded for future reference and that the data is available for analysis
  • Review reported incidents and accidents data to determine patterns which may then be used to shape health and safety policy within the Pony Club.
  • To develop a relationship with the health and safety functions of other Member Bodies of the BEF and other appropriate organisations.
  • Where necessary, investigate any incidents alongside the Pony Club insurers to establish liability
  • Where necessary, work with external bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regarding incidents/ accidents within the Pony Club.

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The successful candidate will:

  • have excellent communication and presentational skills, both written and verbally.
  • be self motivated and have a “can do” attitude.
  • be a great team player
  • have appropriate professional qualifications (NEBOSH, IOSH or equivalent)
  • have membership of one of the professional bodies at an appropriate level (IOSH, ROSPA, British Safety Council etc).
  • have experience acting as a Health and Safety officer and advisor, ideally to a charity or sports association and experience regarding running large scale events.
  • ideally have equestrian/ rural and Pony Club experience.

Salary negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.  Additional available benefits of company pension scheme, health insurance and life assurance.

If you are interested in this role please apply with your CV, a covering letter and your salary expectations to Iain Heaton, either by email on or by post to The Pony Club, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2RW by the 27th of January 2017

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