Health & Safety Officer

Job Description

Vertical Aerospace is building technology to revolutionise how people fly. Our mission is to make air travel personal, on-demand and carbon free.

We are embarking on an exciting new chapter in the development of Electric Aircraft and are now looking for a Health and Safety officer.

In line with the business requirements, you will co-ordinate, support and advise the business on all aspects of Health and Safety. Establish, manage and monitor standards, processes, communications, identify any training requirements and systems to ensure all responsibilities associated with Health and Safety within Vertical Aerospace are adhered to.


Your duties will be wide ranging and varied and will include:

  • Ensuring a safe workplace environment without risk to health
  • Ensuring that all health & safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are created, regularly reviewed, updated and communicated
  • Ensuring the company meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety and welfare at work, including statutory training and reporting
  • Ensuring the completion and regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and operations
  • Ensuring that all accidents are documented, investigated and recommended improvements are implemented
  • Ensuring that safety inspections are carried out, fire drills and fire alarms are correctly reported, safety inspections, risk assessments and lone working procedures are managed, and employees are aware of their responsibilities
  • Co-ordinating the development of health & safety policies, systems of work and procedures
  • Ensuring full and accurate health & safety and training records are maintained
  • Establishing a full programme of documented health & safety inspections, audits and checks
  • Establishing a structured programme of health & safety training throughout the company
  • Liaising with external health & safety consultants in the provision of training programmes and health & safety services when required
  • Managing and devising the agenda, chairing, formulating and distributing minutes for the Health & Safety Committee meetings
  • Ensuring that all agreed action points are completed within deadlines
  • Keeping up to date with all aspects of relevant health, safety & welfare at work legislation and communicate relevant changes to the business
  • Any other reasonable duties which may be required by management from time to time

Basic Qualifications / Experience

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience
  • NEBOSH General Diploma or equivalent
  • You must be a people person who is good at networking
  • Provision of advice to managers in line with health & safety
  • Experience of formulating, implementing and revising health & safety policies and procedures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior organisational skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to work in and adapt to a rapidly changing environment

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • COSHH, Work at height, Risk Assessments trained
  • Experience in delivering training to employees
  • Certification on ISO 18001
  • Certification on ISO 14001
  • Experience within aerospace or automotive industries

To apply for this role, submit your CV and a covering letter to us.