Health & Safety Environmental Officer

Lowell Group
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Health & Safety Environmental Officer
Location: Leeds
Salary: Up to £30,000 dependent on experience + 3% flexible benefits + on target bonus of 5% + contributory pension

Occasional travel to support our sites in Leeds and Tolworth, Surrey is an essential requirement for this role.

At Lowell we work with our customers to improve their financial well-being. We take the time to get to know each customer and better understand their individual circumstances, working out the best payment plan for them. Our personal approach is why we’ve been awarded an Exceptional 3 star rating by Investor in Customer for the last two years and why we’re one of the UK’s leading debt management companies.

We’re now looking for a Health & Safety Environmental Officer to join our growing team.

You’ll be responsible for:

• Implementing, managing and supporting the business with the development of Environmental policies and procedures needed to achieve the primary objectives within ISO14001
• Annual review of the Environmental Health & Safety policies and procedures
• Developing a comprehensive EHS inspection and risk assessment program and ensuring that assessments are completed and the results are acted on
• Working with site management and the Maintenance and Facilities Coordinator to devise routines to systematically check all Planned Preventative Maintenance schedules for all UK site services
• Promoting commitment to Health, Safety and Environmental practice throughout the UK business
• Ensuring compliance by third parties through a strong control of contractor process
• Leading communications on all H&S matters with all the workforce including tool box talks
• Induction of new employees and visitors to site regarding H&S
• Providing expertise on all EHS matters including Safety Committee meetings.
• Ensuring UK offices are compliant with the number of H&S reps, First aiders and Fire Marshalls
• Monitoring, measurement, testing and improvement of working practices and controls to gain and maintain ISO14001 standards
• Identifying, collating and analysing data and recommending strategies to improve EHS performance.
• Liaising with interested parties on environmental, health and safety matters, including: Regulatory bodies, Senior Management team and Departmental Managers, Contractors and suppliers, Insurance personnel and Safety committee members.
• Conducting all investigations of EHS incidents and accidents, subsequent reporting and implementation of any resultant actions.
• Advising on environmental, health and safety matters including new and existing legislation and assisting with the implementation of required internal changes to policy
• Co-ordinating day-to-day environmental, health and safety issues raised by members of staff.
• Be on call for any major incident requiring EHS support.
• Ensuring all records and paperwork are kept up to date for H&S and building maintenance.
• Escalating issues/feedback to the Head of Office Services.
• Oversight of the policy hub to ensure this is up to date and DSE ‘s rolled out
• Assisting the Head of Office Services with any other projects as required.

You’ll need to evidence the following experience, qualifications and skills:


• Environmental Management qualification would be advantageous.
• ISO14001 experience is essential
• Extensive experience of working within a similar role or industry.
• Demonstrable experience of working with environmental standards and regulations.
• Knowledge of Health and Safety Regulations and law is essential


• Maths & English GCSE A-C or equivalent or qualified by experience
• IOSH/NEBOSH qualification essential


• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to communicate at all levels
• Ability to work to deadlines
• Excellent knowledge/application of Microsoft Office
• Project management skills
• Good interpersonal skills
• Organisational Skill
• Pro-active and flexible approach
• Ability to use own initiative

The Benefits:

• Competitive salary with annual bonus
• Contributory pension
• 3% flexible benefits - including cycle to work, critical illness, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, travel insurance, dining club, retail discounts and the option to buy up to one week’s worth of holiday subject to start date
• Free shuttle bus from Leeds City Centre
• Subsidised on-site restaurant
• Free on-site gym
• Excellent coaching and training

If this sounds like the role for you, and you’re eligible to work in the UK we’d love to hear from you.

So, apply today – what have you got to lose?!