Head of Safety, Health and Environmental

£45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus, Pension +
02 Apr 2012
30 Apr 2012
Steve Pickering
Job Function
Management, Team Leader
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Head of Safety, Health and Environmental (UK)
Location: Stevenage (With Travel)
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 plus Bonus + Pension + extensive benefits

My client is looking to recruit a Head of Safety, Health and Environmental (UK) to be responsible for leading the UK S.H.E activities, providing a safe working environment that is compliant with relevant regulatory requirements and reflects best practice.

The Head of Safety, Health and Environmental (UK)Role Description

Head of Safety, Health and Environmental (UK) - Responsibilities
- People Management
- Recruit, train and develop staff to support evolving business requirements for SHE support and maintain succession planning and associated knowledge transfer
- Policy and procedures
- Develop and maintain a suite of SHE policies and procedures that engender and support safe business operations within the company.
- Develop and maintain an audit programme that measures breadth and depth of SHE message penetration
- Maintain ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification for the client.
- Accountable for the monitoring of new SHE legislation to determine applicability to the client and make recommendations to senior management
- Develop and maintain a SHE Risk Register and contribute to the formulation of the clients` Risk Register identifying significant SHE-related risks
- Develop and maintain a series of Building Handbooks
- Contribute to the formulation of Group-led initiatives that encourage the adoption of common SHE policies, procedures and best practice within the company
- SHE Communication & Engagement Develop, communicate and implement a topical awareness programme to embed SHE awareness
- Develop and maintain SHE training requirements matrix and actively contribute to development of SHE training modules for the managers and teams
- Steering Committees
- Consultancy: Provide a SHE consultancy service to support project related development and delivery activities.
- Provide SHE inputs to support pandemic and crisis management planning
- Budgets: Prepare, recommend and operate within agreed budgets
- External Relationships: Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with national and local authorities to ensure that company interests are properly represented in HSE matters.
- Participate in appropriate inter-governmental and industry working/steering groups to represent the company business needs.
- Risk Assessment: Establish, monitor and report to Senior Management on the performance of the rolling programme of risk assessment on all sites.
- Manage and refine the Risk Assessment Management System (RAMS)
- Identify and implement the measures required to achieve and maintain Safety Maturity Matrix Level 4 within the company
Knowledge and Experience
- Experienced manager of service delivery teams.
- Experienced and qualified SHE practitioner
- Broad understanding of business processes and manufacturing and laboratory technologies
- Thorough knowledge of SHE legislation and its applications and implications.
- Commitment to delivering a strong SHE culture within organisations.
- Strong communication and influencing skills
- Membership of relevant professional body

The Company
My client is a highly regarded defence systems designer and manufacturer working across air, sea and land systems.

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