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We are UK’s best value 24/7 gym, releasing endorphins since 2008. Our vision is to provide affordable access to exercise facilities and expert help to every person who wants to improve their wellbeing. Whoever you are, whatever your motivation, wherever you are on the fitness journey, The Gym team are here for you. We are relentless in helping gym-goers break down new barriers: from a first-time gym user who is nervous walking in the door and needs help using a treadmill, to a fitness fanatic mastering the muscle-up, to a life-long runner training toward a sub-three-hour marathon.
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Health and Safety Officer
Field Based, United Kingdom
Surrey, England
United Kingdom
Full time
21 Feb 2020
07 Feb 2020
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The Gym Group is a leading UK provider of high-quality, low cost gyms. Founded in 2007, and opening its first gym in Hounslow in 2008, the business now operates more than 170 gyms across the UK and has more than 750,000 members.

Our vision is to provide affordable access to exercise facilities and expert help to every person who wants to improve their wellbeing, whatever their starting point, whatever their destination.

The Gym's unique 24/7, no contract, low-price offer is a compelling proposition that is transforming the UK health and fitness sector. Memberships start from just £10.99 a month and provide unlimited access to our high-quality fitness facilities and equipment, along with some of the most highly trained, qualified and friendly staff in the industry.

The Gym Group has been awarded Gold accreditation by Investors in People.

Main job activities:
* As the Health and Safety Officer you will support the Health and Safety Manager in the delivery and development of the health and safety management system The Gym Ltd sites.
* You will drive exceptional health and safety standards across The Gym estate, ensuring that where actions have been identified through the audit or risk management program or enforcement visits; a plan is in place to achieve compliance.
* You will provide advice and guidance to Gym Teams on internal policy and process and help to ensure compliance across the group.
* Sit on The Gyms health and safety focus group. As an active member you will provide expert opinion as well as help understand wider workforce H&S concerns and formulate these into actions for the health and safety development plan.
* Attend Regional Meetings to deliver training and consultation on health and safety matters and to support delivery of operational change into the business.
* Where notified, attend site at any time enforcing authorities have requested access to support gym Management and make the Health and Safety Manager aware of any formal notices or actions.
* Follow up with key stakeholders after high-profile accidents or incidents to ensure that any actions identified during the investigation are closed off following completion.
* To provide support and guidance on internal health and safety processes and procedures to gym and support teams

Delivering great service through the team:
* Support our gym teams at new sites in implementing The Gym's health and safety management system in preparation for when the gym is open to view, ensuring that any gym specific hazards are identified and included within the gyms General Risk Assessments.
* To conduct shadow audits on our third party, health and safety consultants to enable us to continually improve their service delivery (20% of sites per year).
* To carry out follow up visits to any gym following a low scoring audit (or as requested), to provide expert support and guidance on how to best achieve compliance and improved health and safety culture.

You will:
* Hold a level 3 health and safety qualification (NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent).
* Be a member of IOSH at Technical level with a structured CPD in place.
* Have at least 3 years of experience within a multi-site health and safety role is essential. Preferably within leisure, although not essential.
* Be proficient in the use of common business software programs including Microsoft Office
* Have excellent people skills and the ability to communicate effectively in written format and oral presentation
* Be autonomous and have the ability to manage your own diary and work in a fluid nature around the needs of the business.
* Solid experience collaborating with other business areas to meet company objectives and standards.

It would be desirable if:
* You hold a level 6 health and safety qualification (NEBOSH Diploma, NCRQ Diploma in Applied Health and Safety) although not essential.
* You are a member of IOSH at Graduate or Chartered level with a structured CPD in place although not essential.
* You have experience of working with an outsourced health and safety consultancy.
* You have practical experience working with or implementing ISO 45001.

So, what are you waiting for? Come and find your fit at The Gym …
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Danielle Neil The Gym Group

Danielle Neil

Assistant General Manager
London Canning Town, The Gym Group
Fitness is personal, something that seems simple for one person can be lifechanging for another