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Health & Safety Manager - North East

Ref: 420 Date Posted: Monday 08 Apr 2024

Optimum Recruitment Group are working exclusively with a client based in Middlesbrough who are looking to appoint a Health & Safety Manager on a permanent basis to the team.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, you will be responsible for leading, developing and supporting the full health and safety requirement across this successful fast paced manufacturing business.

Your main responsibilities would be to:

  • Be a highly visible Safety Officer who proactively drives and supports the development, improvement, and implementation of Health & Safety arrangements, which meet the needs of the business.
  • Establish professional relationships at all levels within functional, retail and factory departments.
  • As the Business Safe System of Work expert practitioner, teach, coach, engage with and police teams to ensure its effective implementation.
  • Coordinate the incident management and investigation process, making recommendations and taking actions as necessary to ensure its effectiveness.
  • Proactively support line management in response to an incident and its subsequent investigation.
  • Audits - maintain, coordinate and develop the H&S internal and external audit management system and processes, to meet the requirements of legislation and company standards.
  • Support in the training and development of new starters, apprentices and graduates as required.
  • Contribute to the development of procedures / work instructions and continuous improvement activities.

Do you have the following knowledge, experience and skills?

  • NEBOSH Certificate supported relevant higher education qualifications e.g. HND with substantial relevant practical experience of occupational health and safety.
  • Demonstrable background in a health & safety related role, preferably within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of maintaining, developing and implementing H&S policies, procedures and standards, in a dynamic environment, to ensure compliance with the law and relevant regulations.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills with effective planning and organisational skills.
  • Provide H&S leadership within a collaborative team working environment - able to clearly interpret and explain complex H&S, influence decisions and make things happen.
  • Experience of collaboration and communication with external regulatory bodies or organisations.
  • Experience of designing, implementing and conducting H&S audit programmes.
  • Fully IT literate.

Salary dependent on skills and experience but up to c£50k plus a generous benefits package.