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Health & Safety Manager

Employer
Invictus Group
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Primary Objective:

The firm is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of all our people, comprised of five key pillars: Mental, Physical, Financial, Social and Occupational. This role's scope is the Occupational pillar, focusing on the physical environments where our people work including the office, at home or elsewhere. The role's key objectives are:

•Ensuring our work environments and practices support the safety and wellbeing of our people, both in the office and at home

•Ensuring compliance with the Health and Safety Executive (or equivalent), legislative requirements and Firm standards across our global network.

•Develop company specific OH&S policies and procedures and implement and monitor adherence across the global network

Key responsibilities:

•Formulating company specific Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) policies and procedures

•Monitor, evaluate and review existing, new and upcoming health and safety legislation and ensure that systems and procedures are in place to meet legal compliance and other requirements

•Supervision of the H&S adviser with responsibility for providing direction and support, and overseeing their development, performance management, and career progression

•Act as a global lead and central coordination point for occupational health & safety activity

•Accountable for rolling out firm-wide environmental and health & safety initiatives.

•Promote safe working practices both in the office and at home and be a "trusted advisor" for this subject

•Work proactively with office managers and other key staff across the global network to:

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* establish and maintain a programme of continuous improvement in the management of health, safety and wellbeing within their areas of responsibility

* ensure compliance with all company and legislative health and safety requirements

* provide direction, guidance and support

•Conduct and track display screen equipment (DSE) and homeworkers / workstation ergonomics risk assessments and monitor for any trends

•Carry out inspections and risk assessments and undertake accident/incident investigations, ensuring relevant corrective action is taken

•Develop and maintain a rigorous risk assessment programme across the global network

•Develop and co-ordinate a health & safety, environmental and fire audits programme across the network

•Assist in designing, measuring and delivering on OH&S goals and objectives

•Work alongside the Corporate Real Estate Team and advising on CDM regulations and ensuring compliance for office Fit out Works

•Oversee and undertake audits where appropriate and ensure an action plan with SMART objectives is established to address issues identified

•Identify, deliver and/or procure an effective health and safety related training regime to include regular first aid and emergency warden training

•Work with HR to identify and manage health issues as they arise to ensure that our employees are not subjected to unnecessary risks

•Work alongside the Travel team to ensure the safety of our people when working offsite for business travel

•Responsible for the maintenance and management of systems and central records and for providing regular reporting to key stakeholders

•Responsibility for setting and managing the London Health & Safety budget

•Organising and chairing of the quarterly London health and safety committee meetings

•Comply with Risk Management obligations and responsibilities in accordance with the requirements for this role as set out on the intranet.

Key Performance Indicators:

•Recognised as a "trusted advisor" and a subject matter expert in Health and Safety across the HSF global network

•An established health and safety global audit programme that tracks and monitors compliance to company and legislative requirements

•Rigorous risk assessment and incident management systems are in place and followed across the firm

•Timely delivery of health and safety action plans, reporting and operational programmes

Key internal relationships:

•Chief Administration Officer

•Operations Directors;

•Regional Operations Managers/Office Managers;

•HR managers

•Emergency wardens, First aiders

•Travel leads

•Senior Business Services Leaders

Qualifications, skills and experience:

•Qualifications to include NEBOSH and IOSH (or equivalent)

•Proven experience of working in a health and safety role at a similar level and bringing about culture change within an organisation

•A comprehensive knowledge of current health and safety legislation, management and standards

•Ability to interpret and provide authoritative advice on health and safety and risk management issues

•Experience in training, coaching and mentoring to develop health and safety knowledge and expertise

•Demonstrated ability to engage with, lead and influence key stakeholders at all levels.

•Strong organisational, planning, prioritising and execution skills.

•Proven ability to handle multiple competing priorities.

•Excellent written and verbal skills, along with demonstrated presentation skills

Competencies:

Personal Leadership

•Positively impacts those around them, makes quality decisions and develops themselves both personally and professionally

•Demonstrates sound knowledge in their field

•Anticipates potential problems and identifies a range of possible solutions

•Adapts their interpersonal style to suit different audiences in a genuine way

•Energises those around them, simplifies complexity and makes quality decisions

•Brings perspective and a constructive approach to high pressure situations and directs attention to solutions

•Makes sound commercial decisions based on a clear understanding of the business

•Acts decisively even on the basis of incomplete information

Builds Authentic Relationships

•Takes time to get to know people beyond their role

•Treats people with respect and in a fair and consistent way

•Recognises when colleagues are under pressure and volunteers to assist them where possible

Collaborates with others

•Works within teams and across boundaries to share knowledge and achieve results

•Identifies and builds relationships required to achieve the best outcomes for the firm

•Engages people with the right skills, knowledge and expertise to provide advice and assist with tasks

•Connects other people in the firm who have mutual interests or work objectives

•Generously shares their time, knowledge, expertise and talent to support others' success

•Develops innovative solutions by valuing diversity of thought, expertise and experience

•Brings a positive energy to the way they work and inspires this in others

•Draws on internal networks to bring people with the right skills and expertise together to develop solutions

Enhances the Client Experience

•Creates opportunities to enhance the experience of the firm's clients through their daily tasks

•Behaves consistently with the firm's values in their interactions with others

•Conducts themselves in a way that reflects positively on the firm's brand, both inside and outside the firm

Achieves Results

•Maintains focus and drive to achieve quality outcomes

•Focuses their time and efforts on issues that will have the greatest impact on agreed objectives

•Anticipates responses and plans their approach accordingly

•Looks for the most effective way to achieve outcomes

•Maintains perspective and optimism when faced with setbacks

•Makes things happen in a complex environment

•Remains focused on long term objectives and broad firm issues

Builds High Performing Teams

•Builds highly engaged teams that are diverse and inclusive and can excel in a range of situations

•Creates an environment that encourages personal accountability, and builds the confidence of others by highlighting their strengths and achievements

Focuses on Clients

•Always acts with the firm's clients in mind

•Prioritises initiatives that will positively impact the client experience and their business

•Develops solutions that balance client needs and the sustainable profitability of the firm

•Takes active steps to cultivate and maintain an excellent reputation

Innovates

•Leads and influences change

•Seeks out market trends and introduces relevant ideas for competitive advantage

•Envisions ways for the firm to differentiate itself and is driven to achieve this
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