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Health, Safety & Administration Lead: Construction & Engineering

Job Ref: BS 1248 | Applications Close: 1 Dec 2021, 23:59
icon_wallet£20,443 per annum, Support Scale, Fixed Point 22
icon_calendarPermanent full year Support Contract
icon_mappinLancaster & Morecambe College
icon_clock37 hours per week
icon_piechartEnergy, Engineering & Construction
icon_holiday28* Days per annum + Bank Holidays and College Closure Days
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Job Description

Lancaster & Morecambe College seeks an individual to develop and lead the Health & Safety and administration functions within the Construction & Engineering department, working to proactively support effective curriculum delivery, growth and quality improvement. 

This administrative role would suit a highly capable and organised individual, able to drive a varied and demanding administrative function, including work with teaching staff in an expanding, multi-disciplined curriculum area to record, manage, analyse and report on a wide range of real-time data and to provide support and advice with Health & Safety recommendations to ensure compliance with H&S legislation.

You will have knowledge of practical working within engineering or construction, significant administrative experience including data monitoring and trend analysis and, potentially, some team leader or supervisory experience.

You should hold a NEBOSH General Certificate and IOSH Managing Safely qualification (or be capable of gaining in an agreed timescale), and have a minimum Level 3 in Administration or equivalent.

Benefits include defined benefits pension scheme, generous leave entitlement, opportunities for continuing professional development and good staff support services. Please note, CVs are not accepted.

Salary Range Support Scale, Fixed Point 22
£20,443 per annum
Department Energy, Engineering & Construction  
Hours per Week

37 hours per week

Terms of Employment Permanent full year Support Contract 
Annual Leave Entitlement 28* Days per annum + Bank Holidays and College Closure Days
Responsible to Programme Area Manager

All posts are subject to a DBS Disclosure in line with our policy of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

Job Purpose:  

  • To develop and lead the Health & Safety and administration functions within the Programme Area, in ways which proactively support effective curriculum delivery; growth and quality improvement. 

Key Tasks / Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure compliance with current health and safety legislation (HASAWA 1974; MHSWR 1999; PUWER; COSHH etc.) Monitor and maintain robust record keeping in accordance with legislation.

  2. Support the programme area with development of RAMS, training needs of staff, support & advise with Health & Safety requirements within practical areas. Continue to support the College’s Safety-first approach culture.

  3. Work to support effective communication between all staff undertaking a range of administrative responsibilities within the Programme Area, in order to streamline processes and develop robust cohesive compliant systems.

  4. Ensure the Programme Area’s quality systems, Health & Safety systems and student monitoring systems are embedded and compliant with College-wide and HSE requirements, with a view to support continual improvement in standards; expectations; and outcomes for learners. 

  5. Work with tutors in the Programme Area to ensure accurate recording, data input, compliance and reporting in conjunction with Health & Safety management; timely completion of assessment cycles; effective monitoring of all curriculum-focussed quality measures, attendance & interventions; work placements; learner behaviour; timely assessments; skills development and progress.

  6. Effectively deploy, coordinate, line manage and motivate the instructor Technicians in Construction & Engineering liaising with the Programme Area Managers and curriculum staff to ensure learning environments are adequately prepped; supported; tidied, maintained and comply with HSE recommendations 

  7. Ensure an active presence within all practical workshops to provide a shop-floor approach to Health & Safety.

  8. Support the Programme Area Manager in preparation for termly Assessment Boards and self-assessment validation through preparation and analysis of data and evidence of appropriate interventions with impact.

  9. Coordinate arrangements and requirements for External Verification by Awarding Organisations.  Prepare for external audits, including regularly undertaking internal audit checks on data.

  10. Support the Work Placement Coordinator to demonstrate quality assurance for all aspects of work placements within study programmes and to ensure effective recording of skills development achieved through work placements.

  11. Support Training Coordinators to demonstrate quality assurance in the delivery of apprenticeship programmes, liaising effectively with the Apprenticeships Manager to ensure the area’s consistent and high-quality contribution to the College’s overall Apprenticeship Quality profile.

  12. Identify the training needs of Support Technicians and, in consultation with the and curriculum management, manage performance effectively.

  13. Work with the Health & Safety team to monitor the quality assurance of all health & safety appraisals in the workplace and act as the key contact for health and safety and safeguarding issues for the programme area, liaising with cross college teams as required. 

  14. Other duties commensurate with the grade of post as required

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form


College Responsibilites

  • Contribute to the quality improvement process;
  • Work within health and safety guidelines and be aware of your responsibilities for health and safety;
  • Adhere to College policies and procedures;
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of young persons and vulnerable adults;
  • Value and promote equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • Undertake professional development to ensure skills and qualifications are up to date;
  • Participate in meetings and events as required, e.g. Team meetings, parents’ evenings, etc.
  • Work co-operatively with colleagues and show commitment to the College and its mission.
  • Adhere to the College Values: 
    – caring, collaborative and inclusive; 
    – accessible, aspirational and transformative

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form

Disclosure & Barring Service:  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Certificate

Skills & Experience Required


Essential - Measured by application form and interview

  • Significant administrative experience in a professional environment
  • Practical working experience within Engineering or Construction
  • Experience in data monitoring and trend analysis
  • Experience of drawing up and reviewing risk assessments
  • Supervisory or team leader experience

Desirable - Measured by application form and interview

  • Previous experience in a quality standards / audit role
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of machinery, tools and equipment
  • Administrative experience within an FE or other education environment


Essential - Measured by application form, interview and assessment.* 

  • Minimum Level 3 in Administration or related discipline
  • GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English (or equivalent) *
  • NEBOSH General Certificate and IOSH Managing Safely (or willingness to work toward)

Desirable - Measured by application form, interview and assessment*

  • IT qualification
  • Health and Safety certificates
  • Trade related qualification

*You will be required to undertake a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment at, or immediately after interview, if you do not have these qualifications or cannot provide the relevant certificates

Skills / Abilities

Essential - Measured by application form and interview

  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety at Work Act 1974; Provision and Use of Working Equipment Regulations 1998; Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 and ability to identify changes to relevant legislation
  • Demonstrable evidence of high performance in current job role
  • Proven ability to analyse, interpret and monitor complex data to produce robust and accurate evidence-based reports and swiftly identify negative trends
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills
  • Approachable, with good communication skills, and ability to build effective professional relationships

Desirable - Measured by application form and interview

  • Strong computer skills including advanced Excel; pivot tables
  • Good report-writing skills


Essential - Measured by presentation and interview 

  • Excellent personal organisational, administrative and prioritising skills
  • Excellent inter-personal & communication skills, demonstrating credibility and professionalism with colleagues and representatives from external stakeholders / monitoring bodies 
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the requirements of the role
  • Consistency, integrity and trustworthiness

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form

Staff Benefits & College Facilities

Valued as a significant local employer, we work hard to provide a supportive, productive and fulfilling working environment for our staff. In addition to a friendly team culture and a range of excellent on-site facilities, we offer:

  • Relevant staff training and development and good progression opportunities
  • Defined Benefit Pension Schemes for all staff (Local Government and Teachers' Pensions Schemes)
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • A range of family-friendly and other supportive HR policies
  • FREE College gym membership
  • Dedicated Occupational Health
  • On site The Salon, Restaurant and catering facilities
  • FREE parking

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form

Apply For this Position

Please download the application form here and email the completed form and a covering letter to

We will process your form once received. Please note that sending a CV will not be accepted or processed.

Thank you.