Nationwide Health and Safety Manager

  • Location

    Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

  • Sector:

    Built Environment

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  • Salary:

    £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lindsey Richardson

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Startdate:


Referrals Health & Safety Manager
Up to £45000 DOE + Benefits

We are looking to recruit a full time Referrals Health & Safety Manager to join a group of highly respected veterinary referral centres, comprising some of the best clinicians in the profession. They have over 50 veterinary practices in their family which are spread across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The business is financially secure, with no furloughs or redundancies made throughout lockdown. Due to expansion they are now looking for a referrals Health & Safety Manager to cover the group Nationwide. The role presents an excellent opportunity to progress with your professional development.

Reporting into the Head of Health and Safety, the successful candidate will have the following roles and responsibilities. The list is not exhaustive:

  • To lead, manage and promote a positive Health and Safety culture
  • Supporting the delivery and implementation of the safety strategy across the Group
  • Maintain and lead a virtual network of nationwide Health and Safety professionals, providing mentorship and guidance
  • Engaging and supporting Safety professionals for timely implementation of corrective actions
  • Supporting the investigation of accidents and incidents within their area of responsibility, making recommendations to prevent a re-occurrence, and attending incident review panels where required
  • Manage and lead Health and Safety improvement projects, gaining buy-in from different levels across the Group
  • Providing Health and Safety advice and support to senior leaders within the business
  • Collaboratively working with Primary Care Directors and Managing Directors for their region, sharing Health and Safety performance and identifying barriers
  • Undertaking safety inspections at practices and other Group locations as required
  • Leading new Business Unit acquisitions through the Health and Safety integrations process
  • Attendance and presentation of subject matter expertise at Group-wide Update / CPD meetings
  • Undertaking regular reviews of action plans at Group practices in respect of Health, Safety and compliance audits, Fire Risk Assessments, or Enforcing Authority visits / interventions.
  • To actively participate in additional training and CPD as may be required in support of Group objectives
  • To act as an ambassador and uphold the highest professional standards at all times
  • To work in the best interests of Group at all times and actively work towards achieving the Company's objectives


  • 3+ years working in a multi site role
  • Minimum NEBOSH certificate or Tech IOSH.NEBOSH Diploma desirable
  • A confident leader and influencer. Ability to communicate at all levels across the organisation in a confident and professional manner
  • Previous experience of working in a clinical or veterinary environment- Desirable
  • IOSH Membership- Desirable


  • Up to £45000 DOE
  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Eyecare voucher scheme
  • Free annual Flu jab

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