PROUD of The Hatton Way; Learning, Growing, Achieving Together

Health & Safety Co-ordinator Vacancy

Starting Date: 1st September 2022

Salary: £28,470 FTE, pro rata actual salary for 39 weeks per year £24,168 (term-time only)


Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity to develop and enhance your skills and expertise in the field of health and safety within an educational setting? Do you want to work where Health & Safety is taken seriously? Do you have an interest in special educational needs?  Would you like 12 weeks holiday per year? If so becoming the Health & Safety Co-ordinator at Hatton School will give you the opportunity to work within the wider school team to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of our pupils, staff and visitors and to have a significant impact on the day to day running of the school to promote excellent opportunities for our pupils to learn, grow and achieve together.


Hatton is a large primary special school in the London Borough of Redbridge (outer London).  Our pupils are aged 3-11 with a range of complex needs including autism, social communication difficulties, downs syndrome and other learning difficulties.  The School was graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in November 2018. Our pupils are amazing and work very hard to achieve small and big steps of progress over time. They are supported by a dedicated staff team both within the classroom and those working in support roles and we stand by our ethos of “Learning, Growing & Achieving Together”; we value teamwork and support one another to develop.  Although our staff are amazing and have developed an environment of great opportunities and some fantastic practices in working with our pupils, we do not sit back. We are continually striving to further develop the environment and learning opportunities we provide for our pupils.


Currently we are seeking to recruit to the position of Health & Safety Co-ordinator which is a full time role during term time. Applications are invited from enthusiastic, passionate individuals who have a genuine interest in working to continually maintain and enhance the health & safety within our school to support pupils with special educational needs to achieve the very best outcomes. The role is based working under the line management and direction of the School Business Leader and will involve working closely with the school caretakers. You need to be conscientious, reliable, hard-working, able to multi-task well and work on your own initiative as well as being able to support the team.  You need to have a genuine interest in Health & Safety and not be afraid to challenge decisions and practice in a professional manner.


Hatton staff have access to:

  • A carefully selected ‘Peer-buddy’ to support them when starting with us
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • A well-resourced school
  • Supportive and enthusiastic colleagues and governors
  • Staff social events
  • Well-being support


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This includes the need to become familiar with school policies immediately upon appointment and to follow the school’s procedures in relation to safeguarding. 


This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages. The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.


Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DBS Certificate and other employment checks. References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview. 

If you would like further information about the role please contact Lynette Phillips, School Business Leader at the school.

Application forms should be returned to: CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: Wednesday 25th  May  2022 @ 08.30 am

Interviews: Monday 13th April 2022 

Please ensure you attach a thorough supporting letter, which states how you meet the person specification for this role.

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                         Job Description & Person Specifications