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Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager

14-18 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, G2 6QN
Churchill Court, Bromley, BR1 1DP
Direct Line House, Leeds, LS1 8HZ
The Core, Bristol, BS1 6JX
The Mere, Doncaster, DN4 5PL
The Wharf, Leeds, LS1 4AZ
Full time
The role

COVID -19 update

We’re actively looking for people to join our teams and we’re committed in protecting your health and wellbeing during every step of our recruitment process.  If you’re successful in securing a role with us you’ll find we’ll be doing things a little bit differently! This may mean you’ll initially join our team working from home. During this time, we’ll work with you to make sure you have the tools and equipment you need and that you feel part of our amazing DLG team!

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a proactive Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager to join our HR function on a permanent full-time basis. The location for this role can be based across any of our sites.  

This is a rare opportunity which encompasses primarily managing people risks in a diverse range of job roles as well as having oversight of property risks in a multi-site organisation. You will support the senior management team as the subject matter expert for the Group, this will include developing and implementing strategy, governance, processes, performance and culture within the business. 

You need to be an excellent communicator and be able to engage clearly at the right level and build strong relationships with ease. You will effectively influence and challenge others to ensure the best outcome is achieved.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Health and Safety professional,

you will have a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent and ideally hold GradIOSH or CMIOSH status.

Who you’ll be working with:

As the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager you will support the senior management team as the subject matter expert and collaborate with the wider HR team.

You will report directly into Richard Stanbury, who is the Head of HR Business Partnering, Head Office & Employee Relations.

What you’ll be doing

The key purpose of this role is to lead & provide strategic direction to ensure a robust risk-based health & safety management system is maintained, implemented, monitored and updated as required to ensure legal and regulatory compliance.

  • Develop strategy, audit programme and action plan in line with core principles and business drivers ensuring compliance to legislation
  • Steer the internal governance framework to measure & monitor performance, consulting with senior management and employees
  • Manage the implementation of the wellbeing strategy
  • Build & maintain internal & external partnerships ensuring delivery by all stakeholders including benchmarking with other organisations to share knowledge & best practice so that all risks are identified and actively managed
  • Develop, produce & circulate performance reporting which supports HR & the business to understand ongoing status of risk management issues.
  • Control and manage allocated budget for H&S ensuring any potential cost savings are maximised.
  • Enhance business understanding of H&S by ensuring that manager and employee responsibilities are clear and that policies are straightforward
  • Support & monitor specific high risk areas within the business, ensuring liaison & cooperation with the Enforcing Authorities as required.
  • Identify & interpret legislative updates ensuring they are implemented & communicated within the management system in consultation with HR and the business
  • Devise a communications strategy to drive and embed key deliverables which will increase manager & employee engagement and ownership across the Group
  • Lead/Partner H&S Projects within HR/business in response to organisational or legislative change

What we’ll give you:

We have a strong focus on developing you and your skillset and work hard to give you the tools to do so. In addition to this we also offer a generous benefits package including family and work life balance focused options, flexible working, insurance savings for you and your family as well as a variety of other optional benefits. Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity. We do not discriminate, and we recognise and accept that people work in different ways. We will always adapt so you have the best and most comfortable working environment.

Hours - 35 hour working week

Closing Date – 29/01/2021