Group Health & Safety Manager

Group Health & Safety Manager

  • Location

    Shropshire, England

  • Sector:

    Engineering and Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

  • Contact:

    Matt Harris

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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A leading food processing and manufacturing business with multiple sites across the UK and both direct retail and corporate customer base with some of the leading suppliers in the UK is seeking to employ a dedicated and experienced Group Health & Safety Manager to oversee their operational and supply chain facilities across the UK.

Working from home base and travelling across the UK sites as and when required, the Health and Safety Manager will help to lead and shape the strategy and approach to Health and Safety across the organisation; and help drive the company performance forward with best practice in mind. Leading and working with functional reports to promote a positive inclusive culture of safe, compliant and effective working practices across the business.

The role will report to the UK Operations Director and will have a team of HSE Managers on each site as well as the HSE co-ordination teams at each facility and so the role will be one of strategic input and development of the HSE systems and approach within the group and drive the mindset of continuous improvement. Working as a key part of the leadership team, the Group Health and Safety Manager will have the following accountabilities;

Work closely with the Head of Safety and Logistics Operations to construct and continually evolve a strategy in order create and implement the Health, Safety and Transport policies and procedures in line with the business evolution and growth.
Manage, coach and develop all functional reports and site management to enable them to fulfill their roles and develop further.
Engage with all levels across the business to drive engagement in order to improve the safety culture and ultimately our performance.
Continually monitor and manage the operational performance and embed Health & Safety best practice through continuous improvement, gaining commitment and driving risk reduction.
Managing a regular audit, inspection and reporting program, maintaining and improving management systems in line with legislative changes, company policy and best practice.
Acting as a key Health & Safety point of contact for the operational sites, including regulators.
To be responsible monitoring relevant improvements and to be instrumental in any initiatives to produce a reduction in claims.
Leading on new initiatives across health, safety and transport and ensuring full regulatory compliance.
Support technological developments in the reporting of information and KPI's and actively promote the use of these systems across the business.
Provision of Health & Safety information to site management, relevant managers and the Head of Safety and Logistics in a timely manner when required e.g. audit reports, KPI's, incident reports and analysis.

The ideal candidate will be a proven and experienced Health & Safety Management professional and will ideally have had some exposure to the Food / FMCG sector in their career span. You will be ideally Diploma Level qualified in NEBOSH and will be IOSH Certified.

You will have managed a team of HSE professionals and have ideally had some exposure to a fast paced and high volume operation across multiple sites where a culture of safety and best in practice was at the forefront of the role. You will be able to communicate at all levels and be the driving force behind safety and continuous improvement in the workplace while leading and developing the team to drive this culture on the ground.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading organisation in their field who can offer outstanding career opportunity and growth for the right individual and so please get in touch with Matt Harris to discuss confidentially in more detail.

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