Head of Health, Safety and Environment

Location: Head Office

Dept: Operations

Job Code: HOSHE

Head of Health, Safety and Environment

£50-55k plus benefits and flexible working options

Location: M5 or M6 corridor, extensive travel to sites required

We are looking to recruit an experienced Head of Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) to join our diverse motorway services operation covering retail, catering, food production and fuel functions across a number of sites. Reporting to our Operations Director the role will be to shape and lead on our HS&E strategy across our business. The successful applicant will be responsible for defining the strategic direction including promoting and embedding a culture of HS&E awareness and compliance, and developing the groups approach to compliance monitoring, assurance reporting and risk management.

Key accountabilities for this role will include;

Developing and implementing strategies to monitor and report on HS&E across the group, including promoting and embedding a culture of health and safety awareness and the development of improved policies, procedures, systems and processes, targeted communications and identification and delivery of the required learning and development activities to address knowledge gaps.

Be able to lead, motivate and engage with operational teams to ensure delivery of the group’s overall strategic objectives and that we maintain compliance with legislative requirements and company policies.

Provide regular assurance to senior stakeholders, including the board regarding the group’s health and safety obligations, highlighting trends, issues and potential risks for review at regular performance meetings and to input into decision making as required.

To develop and manage relevant budgets ensuring effective financial planning and forecasting takes place to deliver the HS&E Strategy, and robust controls are in place to monitor spend and produce financial reporting as required to senior stakeholders.

Building relationships with stakeholders and other Regulatory Bodies and Local Authorities, influencing, negotiating and building constructive working relationships.

The successful applicant must have experience managing, motivating and influencing teams at a senior level. Significant experience of health, safety and environment management within a multi-site organisation. In-depth understanding of health and safety legislation and government regulations. Previously developed and implemented Health and Safety policies and processes within a large organisation. Experience of monitoring and reporting on health and safety compliance across a diverse multi-site operation. Produced reports for senior leadership teams, including Board level. Comprehensive understanding of risk management and compliance. Previous experience of successfully managing budgets in line with agreed financial protocols. Effective stakeholder management, both internally and external to the organisation. Also have membership of a professional body e.g. IOSH

The Westmorland Family is a second generation family business which started in 1972 when the M6 was built through the Dunnings hill farm in Cumbria and Tebay Services was born. We produce our own food in our kitchens and in our farm shops and forecourts we form close partnerships with small local producers who are doing something unique. If its sounds like we are different to most motorway services thats because we are.

If you want to be part of a growing family business please attach a covering letter along with your CV telling us why you are right for this role.

Closing Date: 20th July