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Health and Safety Manager

Being a Health and Safety Manager, you will ensure that your organisation meets the necessary legislative obligations and drive the continuous improvement of health and safety throughout your business. You will facilitate the ongoing development of health and safety policies and practices to make sure all staff are adhering to these standards. You will also provide advice, support and guidance at a Manager level on all matters of legal compliance regarding Health and Safety Management.


  • Promoting a positive health and safety culture throughout your organisation
  • Developing health and safety management systems including quality assurance systems and compliance with external audits
  • Managing and co-ordinating audits, including liaising with external contractors
  • Supporting and developing the health, safety environmental strategy
  • Developing internal and external networks to allow performance to be benchmarked
  • Ensuring compliance with legislation and incorporate any updates in law into the health and safety policy
  • Business risk analysis and risk assessments
  • Reducing the number of health and safety incidents to a minimum

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • An industry recognised qualification such as the NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Either hold or be close to obtaining Chartered Membership of IOSH (CMIOSH). For smaller organisations or less senior roles Graduate membership may be accepted (Grad IOSH)
  • Credible experience in health and safety, including operations experience
  • A track record of project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to work with, provide advice to, train, and promote excellence in Health and Safety all staff
  • Industry specific experience, for example CDM (Construction Design and Management) or environmental experience may be required
  • Experience of maintaining or reaching externally audited management standards such as ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
  • Experience of working with senior management
  • The ability to organise and prioritise workload 
  • A flexible approach to working hours

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