Health & Safety Manager

As a Health & Safety Manager at Athena Care Homes, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing health and safety programs across our seven care homes.

About Athena Care Homes:
Athena Care Homes is an award winning, family-owned business operating seven residential nursing homes in East Anglia where care and compassion runs through to our very core. There is a shared vision across all of our specialist care homes: we strive to provide happy, safe and comfortable care to every resident.

At Athena we celebrate everyone as an individual. Whether that’s delivering authentic care, supporting our team to make moments for our residents and their loved ones, or whether that’s learning and growing together.

About the role:
The Health and Safety Manager will collaborate with various departments to ensure compliance with relevant UK health and safety regulations, promote a culture of safety, and continuously improve our health and safety practices.

£45,000 to £50,000 per annum, plus £3,000 p/a car allowance.

37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. 

Regional – supporting all homes in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Kings Lynn (West Norfolk) & Ipswich (Suffolk).

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement health and safety policies, procedures, and guidelines that align with UK health and safety regulations, including the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • Conduct regular training sessions to educate staff on health and safety protocols, emergency procedures, and best practices.
  • Identify, assess and mitigate potential health and safety risks within the care homes.
  • Conduct regular health and safety audits and inspections to identify areas for improvement.

Training, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Proven experience as a Health and Safety Manager in the healthcare or care home industry is essential.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Science, or related field is essential.
  • UK-specific qualifications such as NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent are highly desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant UK health and safety regulations and standards is essential.

What we can offer:

  • Fully comprehensive induction.
  • Competitive salary, plus enhancements on bank holidays.
  • 33 days of holiday per year, inclusive of bank holidays.
  • Free Blue Light Card & access to the Blue Light discount platform.
  • Refer a friend scheme.

About Athena:
Athena Care Homes are a family run business with seven homes across East Anglia. We have care homes in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Kings Lynn (West Norfolk) & Ipswich (Suffolk).

Our aim is to be the provider of choice for our residents and the employer of choice for our team members.

Our purpose is to create excellent quality homely environments with the highest standards of care, catering, housekeeping and activities.

We aim to enhance the lives of our residents and enable them to enjoy life to the full as individuals in happy, comfortable and safe surroundings.

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