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Health and Safety Officer - Part Time


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Closing date: Thursday 31st August 2023

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Health and Safety Officer - Part Time

Closing Date for Applicants:
Thursday 31st August 2023

The Pony Club is ‘the’ starting point for any young person, under the age of 25, who wants to learn how to ride and care for horses and ponies. One of the aims of The Pony Club is to encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with ponies and riding, however by its nature this inevitably involves some risk. Members should be able to learn to ride and participate in equestrian sports in an environment that is as safe and secure as it can reasonably be. Taking risks, learning the limits and exploring boundaries is a crucial element in a child’s development, hence it is imperative that Members are allowed to participate in a controlled environment to assist their development and to learn how to enjoy equestrian activity safely.

The Pony Club’s purpose is:

  • To promote and advance the education and understanding of the public and particularly children and young people, in all matters relating to horsemanship and the

  • horse.

  • To encourage the development of sportsmanship, unlocking potential by building resilience, confidence, teamwork and leadership skills.

  • To support and develop the volunteering network to strengthen The Pony Club community and sustain lifelong engagement with equestrianism.

As the Health & Safety Officer, you will have the opportunity to support in setting the direction for health & safety, be involved in the build up and running of our events as well as influence and develop programmes so that Members are able to benefit and participate in all of our nine sports safely.

Your role as Health & Safety Officer will be based at the office in Shrewley, Warwickshire, combined with some remote working from home. You will work closely with the Chairman of our Health & Safety Committee as well as other experienced volunteers to help our Members participate in Pony Club activities safely. We are looking for someone who can maintain exceptional levels of service to all stakeholders and have an interest in Health and Safety programs and initiatives.
Alongside this, you will need to support the organisation with other ad-hoc tasks and provide general office support where necessary.

Your duties will include but will not be limited to:
Main Role

  • Work alongside and support the Health and Safety Committee, undertaking all administrative duties.

  • Ensure that stakeholders have the most up to date and relevant resources to enable our Members to enjoy our activities safely.

  • Keep The Pony Club website and resources up to date.

  • Monitor and respond to Health and Safety queries.

  • Update the annual Health and Safety Rulebook.

  • Promote compliance with The Pony Club health and safety policies.

  • Actively promote and encourage the ideals of the minimum operating standards for Safeguarding.

The ideal candidate will have the following;

  • An enthusiasm for health & safety.

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal

  • Attention to detail

  • Self-motivated and have the ability to prioritise tasks

  • Forward thinking and ‘can do’ attitude working in a collaborative way

  • Organised and efficient in completing tasks

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

Hours of work:  14 hours a week, preferably spread out over five days but flexibility around this can be discussed for the right candidate. This is a hybrid role so partly office based in Warwick.
There may be evening/weekend work as required by the organisation, time off in lieu will be given where appropriate.
Job Type: Part-Time, Permanent

In return for working at The Pony Club you will receive 25 days off a year holiday (pro rata) plus bank holidays, office closure over Christmas, a company pension plan and optional healthcare insurance.
Salary £12000

To apply please send your CV and covering letter stating your suitability to
Closing date is Friday 1st September. Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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