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Health Safety and Environment Manager

  • Location: Oxford, OX1 2JD
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Contact: Kate Backshall
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01483 302 133
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start Date: 20 May 2024
  • Expiry Date: 20 June 2024
  • Job Ref: V-171815-1
I am looking for a Health Safety and Environment Manager to help deliver a project in Oxford. Full-time permanent role. Salary based on experience, plus car allowance. Would you be interested or know anyone suitable?
  • ‘Rethinking Safety through Inclusion + Wellbeing’ (I+W) is our holistic approach to physical and psychological health and safety – addressing the unique risk factors in construction. It also promotes a culture where everyone feels included, no matter what role they play. Everyone has a voice and should feel empowered to share it.
  • We place our people at the heart of health and safety decision making, with a focus on understanding successful health and safety performance and the many things which go right. I+W challenges us to move beyond traditional health and safety practices and measures. I+W requires all H&S professionals to focus away from traditional practices and towards being challenging and curious and being actively involved in hosting, coaching, mentoring and engagement.
  • Additional Project / Facility specific details
Role Purpose
  • To manage, lead and champion for Health and Safety delivery within their project/business/facility.
  • To provide local advice and support necessary to assist managers and staff to fulfil their safety responsibilities to the high standards demanded by the Business.
  • To facilitate and coach operational teams on I+W and the respective engagement tools, which allow the team to engage effectively with the workforce.
  • To carry out relevant H&S assurance activities, providing confidence to the business that operational effectiveness of all relevant processes is being delivered.
Key Deliverables and Accountabilities
  • Champion the Inclusion + Wellbeing Programme, including the three pillars.
  • Supports and facilitates the delivery of I+W across the project/business/facility and measure H&S performance against strategic deliverables.
  • Seek out individuals and teams who are engaged, trusted and empowered to create safety without focus on deviations.
  • Challenge bureaucratic, non value adding process and paperwork and motivate teams to focus towards their ethical responsibility.
  • Ensure delivery of Fatal and Severe Risk Assessments at frequencies as established by the facility/ project, providing risk assurance.
  • Ensure delivery of collective insights/ collaborative conversations to identify, through conversation, what works and why it works and what is not working and why it is not working.
  • Ensure delivery of positive investigations/ appreciative enquiries and engage with the workforce to understand how success is created within the business and what our people need and rely upon to replicate that success.
  • Ensure delivery of reviews of work planned vs work as done and engage with the workforce to discover what normal work (imagined, planned, completed and disclosed) is.
  • Ensure discovery feedback is regularly gathered from the staff and workforce and communicate it to directors and management to allow effective I+W leadership.
  • Support and influence the project/business/facility leadership team to develop the soft skills required to deliver I+W successfully, i.e. listening, openness, honesty, collaboration, willingness to learn and suspended judgement/ understanding.
  • Ensure innovation, research and adoption of cutting edge, market leading products, technologies, methods and services is regularly promoted, captured and shared to support the delivery of I+W.
  • Support, coordinate and lead (as necessary) the investigation of incidents including high potential incidents to ensure effective learning outcomes and timely closure of actions.
  • Ensure the production of project/ establishment I+W strategy in line with the relevant Business H&S Strategy.
  • Regularly promote, capture and share examples I+W in action across the business via internal media and external social networking.
  • Promote learning in the project/business/facility by effectively cascading business and industry communications.
  • Act as a point of support for project/business/facility when communicating with enforcement bodies.
  • Lead the project/business/facility in setting I+W maturity goals, inspire progress and report performance as required.
  • Ensure implementation of the Health and Safety Management System including compliance with all relevant statutory provisions and provide assurance
  • Lead, promote and coordinate the delivery of any necessary training and coaching.
  • Qualification at level 5 (min)
  • Technical knowledge in Occupational Health risk management and wellbeing.
  • Technical knowledge in Environmental risk management.
  • Technical knowledge in Safety risk management.
  • Member of relevant professional body.
  • Skilled in coaching, mentoring and developing direct reports and junior members of the team.
  • Skilled in managing and coordinating direct reports / team of advisers to deliver an efficient service to the business.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels and to influence various stakeholders at all levels.
  • Skilled in engagement and listening in order to encourage open communications.
  • Strong communication skills to confidently give constructive feedback when dealing with challenging operational situations in a professional manner
  • Consults widely and involves all necessary parties in problem solving and decision making.
  • Ability to review and analyse information quickly, be decisive and come to conclusions quickly
  • Well developed capacity to deal sensitively with people understanding their motivation, beliefs and behaviours
  • Ability to get on with people and to gain the trust and respect of operational teams and peers
  • Trusts people and colleagues they work with and treats them as reliable and honest
  • Embraces change and sees new ways of working as an opportunity to improve. Is creative and innovative; seeks new options and ideas
  • Positive minded, looks for the positive in all situations and sees change as an improvement opportunity
  • Belief and enthusiasm in doing the right thing and creating a good honest and trustworthy personal brand
  • Ability to apply emotional intelligence and empathy to situations and not jump to conclusions
  • Can keep emotions in check and keeps a level head in pressure situations and when faced with set backs
  • Ability to plan in advance for success delivering work in a structured manner and ensuring deliverables are met in a timely manner
  • Ambitious, keen to develop and likes to work to demanding goals and targets
  • Is a self starter, injects energy into a project team / room and motivates and inspires teams to deliver

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