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Head of Safety & Assurance

  • Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits, Car, Bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Bristol
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 22/06/2017
  • Job reference: J368714A
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An new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an Head of Safety & Assurance to join a FTSE 100 Organisation with flexible location for either London, Bristol, Portsmouth or Leicester, to provide leadership, guidance and direction in the provision of Health, Safety, Quality & Environment functional support across the UK Military Air (UKMA) business unit, ensuring the application of 'best practice' and the development of a positive engaged culture throughout the workforce.

  • Maintain, develop and continually improve the business unit safety management system (policies, standards, processes and tools) ensuring it supports delivery of business strategy and continued compliance
  • Provide expert advice and direction to UKMA on current and future Health, Safety & Environmental legislation, guidance and practices to ensure continual improvement in the development of the business unit's Health, Safety & Environment Management
  • Develop strategies to promote good practise and a positive safety culture from the top down and support to line managers to implement; develop and implement safety "just culture"; promotion of "catching and recognising people doing things right".
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally
  • Ensure effective mechanisms and forums exist to update and involve employees on changes and improvements to SHEQS policies and processes.
  • Collaborate with the Sector team on developing the surveillance framework to monitor performance and adherence.
  • Support line managers and team capability to investigate events and other learning opportunities
  • Ensure the preparation, monitor, analyse and report statistical data on Health, Safety and Environmental performance across the business unit
  • Manage and support development of the HSE professional community across business unit
  • Develop strategy and implement associated plans for delivery of this role and associated personal and team objectives.
  • Manage direct line report/s, proving direction, guidance, coaching to ensure satisfactory performance and foster a collaborative working ethos within the team.

Successful candidate requirements:

  • Knowledge of UK and international HSE requirements and standards, and associated good practise.
  • Experience of proactively engaging with Senior, Contract and Site management to improve HSE performance
  • Extensive experience of monitoring and reporting HSE performance
  • Mentor, counsel, coach and generally support those who are not confident in their area of competence, building morale and personal esteem and generally encouraging others to give their best performance
  • Multi-Site HSE experience
  • International HSE experience
  • Proven track record of imbedding H&S Behavioural change and supporting an improving safety culture
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management qualification (NEBOSH or BSC) - Desirable
  • Environmental Management and Assessment qualification - Desirable
  • Chartered Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety& Health or other appropriate discipline - Desirable
  • Challenge the status quo in order to achieve a culture dedicated to continuous improvement and best practice.

What's on offer?

  • FTSE 100 Organisation
  • Results driven organisation
  • Opportunity for innovative thinking

Security Restrictions

Successful applicants will be required to obtain UK MOD security clearance prior to appointment

For further information or a confidential discussion please apply now or call Rebecca Smolinska on 0117 9309 727.

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