Head of Health & Safety

  • Job Reference: 620220043-2
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Building Careers UK
  • Location: Liverpool, Lancashire
  • Salary: £55,000 to £60,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: package
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Our client is one of the UK's largest privately owned real estate investment & development companies, operating across residential, commercial & hospitality sectors.

We're currently recruiting for a Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing

The Role

As Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing you will use your knowledge and skills to strengthen the health and safety culture across the business. You will develop policies and procedures to; ensure people aren't harmed by their jobs, boost employee wellbeing, and provide guidance on how to comply with all relevant legislation.

You will have responsibility for the following:

Lead the development of a proactive safety culture within the organisation
Provide effective communications and professional advice, guidance and support to the project teams, and other departments (including pre-construction, commercial, lettings and HR)
Monitor, review, prepare and publish policies and procedures; ensuring they are implemented, understood and complied with
Lead the integration of best practice and risk management principles into our activities, facilitating continuous improvement in standards and performance
Lead in the management and reporting of HS&W related risks and opportunities
Develop KPI's and management reports detailing progress against agreed targets and objectives
Identify hazards associated with company activities and lead the development of generic or specialised risk assessments which address key risks to those who may be affected. Develop and facilitate the introduction of relevant control measures and lead periodic reviews to ensure they remain suitable and sufficient
Compile and manage the delivery of the annual audit plan to assess the effectiveness of adherence to the safety management system
Lead the development and delivery of HS&W training. Monitor the quality and effectiveness of delivery and undertake the training needs analysis
Liaise with Human Resources and Occupational Health Service provider(s) to ensure that all activities giving rise to occupational health issues are identified. Lead in the development and maintenance of health standards and supporting health surveillance programme
Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the industry
Collaborate with industry partners, project teams & our supply chain to ensure best practice is shared and utilised for the benefit of company performance.
Support the investigation and reporting of incidents to establish the root cause and implement recommendations to prevent recurrence
Conduct regular site inspections and audits, communicating performance across the company and recommend areas of improvement
Chair the Company HS&W Leadership Team and attend and actively participate in the Project HS&W Leadership Teams
Support the Project Leads in the development of Construction Phase Plans
Provide concise, factual & transparent project reports to the Construction Director, ensuring these include clear solutions to any areas of underperformance.*This list is not exhaustive.

Experience and Person Specification

NEBOSH Construction Certificate (essential) or Diploma (desirable)Previous experience of working in a senior H&S role within a safety critical/high risk environment
Personal attributes - drive for results, self-motivated, passionate and driven - someone who is comfortable to take the lead on all H&S matters applying their technical skills with confidence.
In-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations
Excellent communication skills
Excellent attention to detail, administration, and organisation skills
Good interpersonal skills and a team ethos
A strong desire to encourage continual improvement and best practice
Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
Travel to other sites is required (predominantly across north-west).

Our client will offer an attractive salary and package to the successful candidate