Having just been awarded a much coveted 20-year contract with a prestigious institution, and as recently as last month, announcing the acquisition of a major provider of wireless infrastructure to US military bases, it’s fair to say this global business is clearly very much in growth mode.
This is a market-leading company that is shaping the future and transforming people’s lives and businesses for the better across the world. A $Billion turnover organisation that is a true pioneer in its chosen fields of Telecoms, Technology and Infrastructure, it is highly innovative and operates at the cutting-edge of technology, working in partnership with clients from a wide range of industry sectors including many global household names.
In order to capitalise on exciting developments within the group, the organisation is relocating its Group HQ to London. As a result, the need has arisen for a Group Manager to head up the company’s Health, Safety, Wellbeing & Sustainability, and drive real and meaningful change across the global operation.
Essentially, our client is a sophisticated Engineering business comprising hundreds of Field Operation Staff whose activities have regular exposure to Working at Height, Electrical and Mobile Plant risks, amongst others. Staff include both directly employed individuals, as well as a substantial amount of Contractors, however, refreshingly, you’ll be pleased to know that this a company that truly, “cares for its contractors.”
Reporting directly to the Chief Risk Officer and Group CFO, you will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the group-wide Safety, Wellbeing & Sustainability (SWS) framework, managing compliance to this framework on an ongoing basis, as well as assisting with Audit & Risk Committee (ARC) reporting requirements. Specific duties will include, but not be limited to, working closely with HSEW management and representatives at each subsidiary, maintaining regular monthly CEO / Board reporting, and developing and conducting annual SWS review /audit schedules for the group. In addition, you’ll ensure that a wellness program exists in each entity and is operating effectively, and you’ll facilitate the Group Sustainability initiative with key group stakeholders. Proudly participating in the UN Global Compact, you will also ensure that the sustainability goals our client has committed to are successfully achieved.
It is essential that you hold formal Health & Safety qualifications, backed up with significant, relevant work experience. We are ideally looking for someone who has operated in an environment that has high risk operations (such as engineering, construction, electrical, infrastructure etc.) You’ll have excellent stakeholder management skills and be comfortable building rapport and influencing various parties of all levels of seniority, based UK and abroad. You must also be able to produce a variety of reports and documentation that clearly and succinctly relay technical information in a fashion that is understood by all. Last but not least, you’ll be highly analytical, with a passion for finding solutions to problems, as well as improving business performance.
Crucially, we are looking for someone who is truly passionate and proactive when it comes to Health, Safety, Wellbeing & Sustainability – someone who is going to really shape the role, ‘make it their own' and live by the core values that are making this business such a huge global success story.
You’ll enjoy working for a high-performing, innovative and ethical company that is extremely focused on continuous improvement. Given its growth plans, the company offers incredible career development opportunities, particularly for ambitious individuals who are keen to “make a real difference.”
You’ll be reporting into the London office, where you’ll be expected to be present circa 3 days a week (negotiable). There are likely to be 1 or 2 international business trips required per annum (totalling circa 2 weeks for the likes of compliance reviews), and the business will be as flexible as possible with you to ensure that this fits around your commitments.
Moreover, whilst this is a ‘corporate’ organisation, it very much has the feel of an independent business, which truly cares for its employees’ wellbeing and promotes a flexible-working culture, which is reflected in its high staff retention rate.
You’ll be rewarded with a basic salary of up to £70K (Negotiable, depending on experience), together with a comprehensive array of company benefits including a generous bonus.
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