Location: Hackney, E9
Closing date: 11/10/2019
Job Title: Evening Safety Officer
Accountable to: Facilities Coordinator
Responsible for: (no line reports)
Working hours: Flexible from Monday to Thursday (shift: 5pm-9pm), either over 2 days (8 hours per week), 3 days (12 hours per week) or 4 days (20 hours a week)
Salary: London Living Wage equivalent (currently £10.55 per hour)
Duration: From late October/early November 2019 until March 2020 with a possibility of extension
Based in: Mind in the City Hackney and Waltham Forest, 8-10 Tudor Rd, London E9 7SN
The Evening Safety Officer plays a key role in ensuring a safe working environment for our staff, volunteers and clients during evening opening hours at our offices in Tudor Road. The Evening Safety Officer supports the management team by providing the first line of response to any safety management requirements during our evening hours of operation.
In addition to providing the first line response to any safety queries, the Evening Safety Officer should demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the provision of the following roles:
To be the first point of response to assist any member of staff/volunteer undertaking a client-facing role when assistance is needed.
To also provide safety cover by managing general safety within the building.
To undertake additional light duties as required.
Training and Development
• To undertake mandatory training as required.
• To undertake additional training as required by Mind in the City Hackney and Waltham Forest.
The post holder is expected to comply with all relevant Mind in the City Hackney and Waltham Forest policies and procedures.
Confidence to take charge of managing situations where clients may have become angry, upset, or difficult to manage, and the ability to do this with respect, compassion and professionalism.
Understanding/Experience of working with people with mental health support needs (desirable).
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Ability to support colleagues by taking control of difficult situations when required.
Ability to diffuse and de-escalate situations using a calm but authoritative approach.
A willingness to take responsibility for safety within the building.
A willingness to undertake Fire Marshall and basic First Aider duties.
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
We are a disability confident employer. All applicants with a disability, who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview. If this applies to you, please email us the attached equal opportunities form to the HR Team.
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