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About the Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is one of the UK’s foremost arts institutions. We are best known for our world-class programme of exhibitions, including David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture, Anselm Kiefer, Ai Weiwei, Antony Gormley and our current Picasso and Paper.
This is a particularly exciting time in our history. Sir David Chipperfield CBE RA’s masterplan for the redevelopment of our 2.5-acre campus in Mayfair has now been realised, uniting our two buildings and providing Burlington Gardens with refurbished galleries, a state-of-the-art auditorium, new public spaces and a dedicated collections gallery. The General Assembly of Royal Academicians elected Rebecca Salter as their new President in December 2019, the first woman to hold that office in our 251-year history.
We are an innovative and forward-looking organisation, yet we’re also immensely proud and respectful of our heritage. Our mission is to be a clear, strong voice for art and artists, and we are leaders in exhibiting, creating and debating the visual arts and architecture.
About this position
The Estates team comprises of around 75 inhouse staff and various contracting partners. We perform a wide range of tasks from the hard and soft service management of the estate, the support and installation of exhibitions and the development and realisation of major capital works. All of which are turned around swiftly and as seamlessly as possible to enable the RA to deliver on its aims and aspirations.
Reporting directly to the Head of Estates, this role is key to the wellbeing and safety of the organisation, its visitors and its buildings. This role is multifaceted and could be advising senior stakeholders one moment and advising on CDM compliance with regards to complex sculpture installation the next. No two days at the RA are the same so compliance and lateral thinking to overcome complex issues must go hand in hand.
Please note, this is an initial 12-month fixed-term contract.
To be successful in your application you will understandably have a strong background in health, safety and risk management with regards to the built environment and occupational health.
Alongside of this, you will demonstrate an advanced understanding of relevant regulations and how best to comply with best practice while ensuring operational efficiency and space for creativity. Experience of managing a wide variety of stakeholders is a must, as well as dealing with the public. You must also be comfortable challenging colleagues in a constructive manner and understanding other points of view to achieve a positive outcome.
You will have worked within the boundaries of ISO accreditations and be able to lead in the migration from ISO 18001 to ISO 45001 and be able to assist as we embark on our journey to our accreditation in environmental management ISO 14001.
A team player and resourceful problem-solver, you will possess the ability to respond quickly and effectively in pressurised situations. Confident, personable and diplomatic, you will have excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills.
What benefits do we offer?
How to apply
To apply for this position, candidates must complete an application form. For further information about this role, and to find our application form, visit our website at: www.royalacademy.org.uk/careers
Closing date for applications: 15 March 2020 (midnight)
Interviews to be held: w/c 23 March 2020
JOB: Health & Safety Manager
REPORTING TO: Head of Estates
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