Branch Trustee - Health & Safety Lead

Branch Trustee - Health & Safety Lead

At a glance


  • Health and safety


Headcorn, TN27 9RS
Mainly at home


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

This is an exciting opportunity to pass on your health and safety expertise whilst helping the branch  promote kindness and prevent animal cruelty, reach out to more supporters, and influence how we do things.

What will you be doing?

  • To act as the branch committee member with specific responsibility for informing co-trustees, branch volunteers, and staff on health and safety matters relating to branch activities, and to assist with the implementation of good health and safety practices.
  • Liaise with the branch manager regarding the implementation of any new health and safety guidelines from the Society, or the branch’s health and safety provider.
  • Work with staff managers to ensure that the required staff training on health and safety is carried out.
  • Ensure that health & safety risk assessments including manual handling, COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations), and fire is carried out and reviewed annually.

What are we looking for?

We are committed to creating a Board which is representative of our society and in particular, our community and surrounding areas so encourage people from any background to apply for any of our opportunities.

Alongside health and safety experience, we are looking for someone who is committed to the RSPCA’s charitable objectives and shares our passion for animal welfare. You would be creative, innovative, bring a fresh perspective, and can put ideas into action.

You will need to be able to work with people and have good interpersonal skills. You do not need to be an expert although commitment, common sense, and the ability to be objective are vital.

What difference will you make?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate person, with a background in health and safety, who could devote their time to volunteer with us as one of our trustees at our Tunbridge Wells & Maidstone branch . This role will give you the chance to influence how we care for and prevent cruelty to animals and drive the implementation of key initiatives. 

  • Animals / wildlife
  • Organisation type: 
    • The aim of the Branch is to promote the vision, mission and values of the National Society of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) by all lawful means and in
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