Health , Safety & Environmental Officer

35 hours per week
Salary Circa £32,000 per annum 

 Are you a Health & Safety professional with a passion for
making a difference? 

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Health, Safety and Environmental Officer to join the Hospice. 

 Reporting to the Facilities Manager, you will actively promote a positive and proactive approach to health, safety and the environment, ensuring that our working practice and procedures meet the highest standards of safety, and comply with current guidance and legislation. 

Leading or supporting all HSE work streams for the Hospice, you will deliver and implement policies and procedures to ensure the continuous health and safety compliance whilst promoting a culture of safety first and supporting the Hospice in reducing our carbon footprint and developing initiatives around our environmental impact. 

We are looking for someone who can think on their feet and can drive positive change through building effective working relationships at all levels. Candidates will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role and hold a Health & Safety qualification.  

In addition, you will ideally have a NEBOSH General Certificate and professional membership to NEBOSH, IOSH or IEMA. With good analytical skills, you will have confident Excel skills and have experience of interpreting and reporting on data from various streams. 

About us 

Set in the tranquil grounds of Willen Lake, Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. We offer 24 hour / seven days a week palliative care to people who have advanced disease, caring for people in our Inpatient Unit which accommodates 15 patients and the local community. Our person centred care is delivered with compassion and respect for people’s wishes. We have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychological Wellbeing, Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Complementary Therapy. 

Our dedicated Business Development teams and retail portfolio of shops raise vital funds to deliver this care.   

In return for your skills and experience, you can expect:- 

  • To join a supportive and caring team
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays)
  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice
  • Hybrid working
  • Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision
  • Ongoing commitment to education and professional development
  • Blue Light Card discounts (with membership)
  • Excellent on-site subsidised catering facilities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

  To apply, please complete the application form below and email it to

Closing Date: 20 November 2023 

Interview Date: 30 November 2023 

In a typical year...
our cost, per minute
phone calls to patients at home
fabulous volunteers
patients cared for at home
home visits
patients at the hospice
of cups of tea
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.