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Health & Safety Officer

Salary: Negotiable
Location: Maidstone


Working for a large multi-site operation (circa 600 staff) consisting of offices, warehouses and technical divisions you will champion, manage and co-ordinate all health, safety, environmental and quality activities across the Group.

Key Skills:

  • As part of the HSEQ Advisory Team, actively and visibly promote a healthy, safe and environmentally responsible culture across the group, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and in keeping with the organisation's values; that all staff support the development of this culture in accordance with the groups HSEQ Strategy
    * Provide professional advice, guidance and support to directors, senior managers and staff by interpreting legislation and developing local policies and procedures that enable managers and their teams to discharge their responsibilities effectively and in compliance with relevant legislation.
    * Continuously audit and review the divisions across the group, assisting the management teams in implementing good practice in-line with the Corporate Health and Safety
    * Strategy and its desired outcomes to ensure a process of continual improvement.
    * Ensure that Corporate Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality standards are continually improved, maintained and implemented across all areas of the business. This will include maintaining current accreditations and development of plans to integrate all ISO standards into an Integrated Management System (IMS) model to take the group
    forward as outlined in the Group Health and Safety Strategy.
    * In conjunction with People, Culture & Communication and the divisional leaders, assess training needs and devise training opportunities so that staff have a level of competency appropriate for their work. Work with managers to deliver elementary courses. Support all businesses appointed persons to develop their knowledge of health, safety and
    environmental procedures to the benefit of their businesses.
    * Maintain and document an audit and inspection regime to verify compliance with corporate and local policies and procedures and initiate improvements to standards of health, safety and welfare
    * Assist in the management and monitoring of health, safety and environmental action plans to address deficiencies and promote continuous improvement
    * Conduct site inspections as directed by the Group Operations Director and Corporate HSEQ Manager and make written recommendations to achieve the desired health, safety, environmental and quality standards, identifying hazards and determining practical and efficient ways of minimising risk.
    * Ensure that appropriate records of assessments, inspections, actions, training, incidents and other relevant activities are compiled corporately and across all areas of the business ensuring that this information is used to identify hazards, minimise risk and support the process of continuous improvement
    * Investigate all health & safety related incidents either individually or as part of an investigation team and recommend measures to prevent a recurrence and respond to trends in injury, ill health and absence, including advising managers on how to tackle deficiencies.

It is essential that you have worked in a similar role across a complex multi-site and diverse group. You will be NEBOSH qualified with good knowledge of ISO standards. It is essential that you have experience of writing policy, safe systems of work and producing other HSEQ supporting documentation. You will also be able to advise senior managers in a complex group organisation

This role comes with an excellent basic salary, 25 - 27 days holiday + bank holidays, pension and life insurance. The business offers a progressive work environment and empower their staff in their careers.

Connect2Staff/Connect2Kent, part of Commercial Services Trading/Kent Ltd, is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

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