Health & Safety Manager

  • Location
    Alderley Edge, Cheshire
  • Salary
    £ 55000 - £ 60000 / Year
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Advertising and PR
  • External Reference
    554
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Health & Safety



The primary purpose is to facilitate, lead, manage the continuous improvement of H&S performance that will significantly reduce Incidents within the workplace. Maintain legal compliance, identify & embed best practices and be a critical influence on the positive safety culture at site.


Support the development Safety Leadership skills across multiple peer groups, raise sustainable standards, be a driver of a step change for safe behaviours and audit overall performance with high visibility and personal engagement style.


Key Accountabilities



  • Implementation and verification of management systems and safe working practices that deliver the Health, Safety & Wellbeing policy and the Environmental Policy aims

  • Influence and lead towards a Step Change in health & Safety performance, improved Wellbeing, effective communication through engagement al all levels, fronting a positive culture change and embedding key safe behaviours.

  • Prevention of incidents and accidents, work related illnesses through hazard and risk management and effective corrective actions and align across sites

  • Incident Investigation and causation analysis to implement effective corrective actions to prevent recurrence, and share lessons learned

  • Increase workforce engagement, inform, induct, train and coach employees on HSE related matters, policies and procedures

  • Monitor, and report Performance KPIs at periodic meetings with Leadership Team, Line Management , Unions Representatives and Employees.

  • Provide HSE continuity for site operations on HSE aspects and legal compliance reporting to HSE, Environment Agency and Local Authorities

  • Monitor and report on effective use of the safe systems of work and support investigation of incidents, improve standards, input data to produce key performance statistics for business reporting






Business Knowledge



  • HS&W Legislation & Environmental Legislation Use of external legal update service, COSHH databases

  • COMAH Regulations for Lower Tier Establishment

  • Internal Auditor for ISO14001:2015 standard and H&S Management systems

  • Experience of claims and liability processes, interaction with HR and insurers

  • Extensive demonstrated experience in a process environment

  • NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent qualification at minimum Level 4

  • Strong IT and Microsoft Office skills e.g. Excel, Word and PowerPoint.


Essential Functional / Technical Skills



  • Experienced leadership, networking and communication skills, able to lead by example and influence others

  • Good problem solving and facilitation skills

  • Ability to work as a team member, taking the lead when required

  • Capable of using own initiative and organising time effectively

  • Flexible approach to meet business objectives and changing demands

  • Experience of coaching and/or training








This is a great opportunity to join a great team within a fast moving environment, offering development and progression opportunities. We pay 20% Annual bonus on your base salary per annum.













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