Safety Program Coordinator (Vacancy Reference: 17/70)

Open To:
All Interested Candidates / All Sources

Position Title:
Safety Program Coordinator


Opening Date:
06 December 2017

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Work Hours:
Full-time, 40 hours/week

£39,544 gross starting salary per annum, (consisting of: basic salary £34,565, London weighting £2,100 and bonus £2,879).


Performance Related Pay System
Pension Scheme
BUPA Membership
Employee Assistance Program
Season Ticket Loan
Generous Annual Leave & Sick Leave
Paid Public Holidays (U.K. & U.S.)

U.S. Embassy, London, is in search of a resourceful, service-orientated and detail focused Safety Program Coordinator.

In this varied and challenging role, you will be responsible for assisting and reporting to the Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer (POSHO, Facility Manager), your duties will include:

• carrying out the day-to-day functions of the Safety, Health and Environmental Management (SHEM) and Fire Protection Division (FIR) programs at Post, as required by relevant U.S. Government regulations;

• assuring that all post government-owned and leased property in country meet the requirements of relevant U.S. Government regulations, as well as other related Departmental requirements which may exist.

Your working background will be in the maintenance, safety, and/or, construction field, performing work in the field of occupational safety. You will also have a strong track record as a construction supervisor or quality control assurance inspector, with experience managing people and resources. This experience will have honed your ability to coordinate, prioritize, and oversee projects.

Now in search of a new and exciting job opportunity, you will want to utilize your working knowledge of British health and safety regulations, guidelines and best required practices and procedures, together with a good working knowledge of environmental safety standards.

This role will also tap into your solid working knowledge of database management, the Microsoft Suite, with an emphasis on Excel, and the ability to quickly learn and work with bespoke/specialized computer software.

Excellent written, oral and research skills are paramount in this position – you will be regularly called upon to conduct training, drafting of materials, and reports in the performance of your duties.

The following qualifications are also required. It is very important that you address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in your application and resume/CV. This will help you in our short listing process.


Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.


University degree in the construction and/ or safety and environmental management fields such as Architecture, Engineering, or Safety and Occupational Health is required.


Experience in the maintenance or construction field performing repair work or in the field of occupational safety is required. Additional work experience as a construction supervisor or quality control assurance inspector with experience managing people and resources is required.


Level 4 written and spoken English is required.


Comprehensive knowledge of SHEM, Fire and OSHA guidelines and required practices and procedures is required. Must be familiar with country specific regulations and standards regarding local safety practices and laws and must be able to interpret them for post compliance. Must be familiar with the US and International Building Codes is required.


Must possess excellent written and oral skills as well as public speaking ability in order to conduct training, draft reports, and produce work permits for maintenance activities as required. Must be able to direct people to accomplish goals and to follow procedures. Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and oversee multiple projects is required. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Ability to be flexible, resourceful, service-oriented, and self-motivated is required. Must be tactful but firm while conducting safety assessments, reporting deficiencies and implementing post programs. Must be able to handle stressful situations while dealing with accidents’ occurrence. Ability to understand building plans is required. Must be familiar with the basic use of various tools and equipment related to maintenance operations. Standard level keyboard and basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office is required. A current full (manual) UK/EU/EEA driver’s license and have the ability to operate Government Owned vehicles is required. Must be able to lift 23kg.

Interested candidates for this vacancy MUST submit the following for consideration of their application:

  • The London DS0174 Application Form – This is our preferred form of application, as it aims to focus the candidate on the essential criteria of an advertised vacancy.


Please reference our instructions on how to complete the UAE/DS-0174 form.

You must ALSO include the following information in your application for employment:

  • Your current curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Evidence of your legal right to work in the U.K. such as a copy of your passport biographical page, work visa page and, or, birth certificate. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable. Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, original documentation in support of their legal right to work in the U.K.
  • Evidence of Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM) Preference (such as a copy of your sponsor’s orders), if applicable. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable.


Submitting your Application
As an environmentally aware employer, our preference is for you to submit your application by email to

Please ensure documents are in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat. JPEG, TIFF or SkyDrive files will not be accepted and your application will be determined invalid.  Similarly, if your application exceeds 5MB, your application will be determined invalid.

Alternatively, your application can be mailed to:

The Human Resources & Development (HRD) Office
Embassy of the United States of America
24 Grosvenor Square