Job Opportunity- Health & Safety/Environmental Manager

Health & Safety/Environmental Manager

 Qualifications

The ideal candidate will ideally have the following qualifications:

  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

 Reporting to the Directors the Health and Safety/Environmental Manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing and maintaining the various Management Systems currently in use within the Company – including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001
  • Carrying out risk assessments and considering how risks could be reduced
  • Outlining safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards
  • Carrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented
  • Making changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation
  • Preparing health and safety strategies and developing internal policy
  • Leading in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks
  • Keeping records of inspection findings and producing reports that suggest improvements
  • Recording of incidents and accidents and producing statistics for Clients
  • Being up to date with new legislation and maintaining a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the employer’s industry;
  • Attending Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) seminars and reading professional journals;
  • Ensuring the safe installation of equipment;
  • Advising on a range of specialist areas, e.g. Fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.

Skills:

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in order to explain health and safety processes to a wide range of people and to give presentations to groups
  • Negotiating skills to convince managers of the need to implement and maintain safety standards that may compromise speed or efficiency in the organisation
  • Patience and diplomacy because the profession requires a collaborative approach
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex information and present it simply and accurately
  • An investigative mind
  • IT skills – Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Attention to detail
  • A flexible approach to work
  • The ability to understand regulations.

Benefits:

Salary is very much dependent on experience but as a guide:

  • Salary £35k
  • Car Allowance
  • Company pension