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Director of Safety and Compliance

25 November 2021

UWC Changshu China

DIRECTOR OF SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE

The Director of Safety and Compliance is a member of the UWC CSC Senior Management Team, supporting the Principal in providing the leadership to maintain safe, secure, healthy, effective and sustainable facilities, policies and practices. The Director will develop, coordinate, and implement Health and Safety policies and procedures to ensure effective safety operations in the organization. They will also ensure oversight of the development, documentation and review of all policies with special reference to policies involving safety. They will establish measures to ensure and report on compliance with policies and related accreditation standards.

DIRECT REPORTS

The Director of Safety and Compliance reports to the Principal

KEY COLLEGE-WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Play a full role in the leadership team of UWC Changshu.
  • Ensure legal requirements in terms of Health, Safety are established and complied with..
  • Promote, develop and establish a positive safety culture within the UWC CSC
  • Manage the development and review of college policies and practice and update documentation.
  • Fulfil other responsibilities as assigned by the Principal.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation and best practice. Provide updates on a monthly basis on all new or amended Health and Safety legislation associated with facilities related issues to all staff in the school as appropriate.
  • Lead in creating and maintaining a climate in which individuals feel safety has high value and that they are clear about responsibilities, safety aims and objectives within the school.
  • Monitor all the dept.’s compliance with the school’s Health and Safety Policy and procedures and formally advise managers on areas of non-compliance.
  • Establish, audit, monitor and maintain arrangements and guidance to ensure the school complies with the legal requirements under the Construction Design and Management Regulations, including contractor competency.
  • Establish procedures associated with health and safety training needs and conduct employee training on applicable safety standard, maintain records of training undertaken.
  • Ensure that all accidents and near misses are reported and investigated in accordance with the school’s policies.
  • Identifies opportunities to minimize workplace injuries, accidents, and health problems.
  • Formulate and maintain the school’s health and safety policies, arrangements and procedures.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous safety improvement within the school and assist the Senior Management Team in their implementation. 
  • Liaise and develop good working relationships with other departments within the school as Health, Safety and Compliance are concerned.
  • Liaise with external bodies such as local authorities and specialist groups on health and safety issues. - Responsible for the programme of internal monitoring and audit of all Health, Safety and Compliance obligations within the School, providing associated compliance reports.
  • Carry out Technical Design reviews for all school major construction and engineering projects.
  • Ensure procedures are in place associated with all facilities legal and other obligations including fire safety, building, structures, building accessibility, mechanical and electrical building engineering services, catering, food hygiene, sport and pre-school activities. 2
  • Ensure all facilities have a designated manager who is responsible for the management of the facility, records and procedures regarding Health and Safety.

DEMANDS OF THE POSITION

The Director of Safety. Compliance and Sustainable Practice will be a detail focused, effective and efficient manager with good intercommunication personal skills who is comfortable with the challenges of working in an international school community of adults and students.

The Director should possess the following:
  • An organized, focused and goal-orientated personality capable of innovative forward thinking.
  • Demonstrable understanding of ethical and reputational issues.
  • Evidence of a capacity to operate effectively in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of current safety policies and applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.
  • Good Chinese (Mandarin) and English comprehension and communication skills.
  • Comprehensive experience with incident investigation and determination of causation
  • Experience of residential education context preferred, not required.
  • Work effectively with the rest of the senior leadership team of the school.
  • Proven confident and engaging presentation skills.
  • Evidence of time management skills.
  • High levels of personal integrity.
  • An ability to generate ideas and develop them into reality.
  • A willingness and ability to take independent decisions when needed.
  • A degree or diploma in Business, Health & Safety or related discipline required.
  • Minimum 8 years’ health and safety management experience - High levels of computer literacy.
  • Good health, physical stamina, fitness, and vitality.
MEETINGS TO LEAD

Safety Committee meetings

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

UWC CSC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

The school is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We actively encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability.

How to Apply

Please email the following to jobs@uwcchina.org and indicate the position that you are applying for in the subject line of your email:

Address: No.88 Kunchenghuxi Road, Changshu, Jiangsu, China

  •  Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (with three references)

For more information about UWC Changshu China, please visit our website at

http://www.uwcchina.org