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Environment, Health & Safety Manager

North East England

  • Reference: 388487
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £Competitive + Bonus + Benefits

  • Location: Gateshead

Our Client

As one of the greatest successes in the building materials industry, having previously been known as Armstrong and now Zentia, our business is a true pioneer of ceiling and suspension systems with more than 150 years’ expertise in delivering acoustic ceiling solutions for building interiors. Our aim is to deliver complete ceiling solutions with unsurpassed levels of value, quality and reliability, redefining expectations and reinventing environments, to make every one of our customers’ projects a success.

As a recently carved out business, we now comprise two production plants in Team Valley, UK, one for mineral fibre tiles and one for grid, as well as sales teams in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and the Baltic States. This business is well positioned in these markets and highly profitable and will also benefit from significant investment in the coming 3-5 years in order to expand the production capability of both manufacturing sites.

The Opportunity

  • Reporting into the Operations Director, the HSE Manager will have responsibility for Health & Safety across the business's multiple North East sites. 
  • This will be an incredibly hands on role and with a broad remit, ranging from delivering expert advice to Senior Management Team regarding HSE issues; providing regular reporting on the HSE performance of the business; supporting and driving the development of policies and procedures to ensure risks are adequately controlled and collaborating with colleagues on a more general level across a wide variety of business activities.  
  • Provide Health, Safety and Environmental training to develop understanding and capabilities in working safely.  
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring that the Environmental Management System and Health & Safety Management System requirements are established, implemented and maintained.
  • Drive a positive health & safety culture, through behaviours

  • Previous experience championing health & safety in a manufacturing business is essential 
  • Extensive experience of working within a dedicated Health & Safety role to support the manufacturing site's strategic growth ambitions.  
  • NEBOSH Diploma Certificate in Health and Safety is essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively across all levels of the business enabling them to motivate, enthuse and lead.
  • You will provide information and guidance to ensure health & safety continues to have the continued priority for the future.  
  • A forward thinking and enthusiastic commitment to continuous improvement to continue to embed a positive behavioural safety culture at all levels within the business. 
As an experienced HSE Manager, this is a rare opportunity in the North East to join an ambitious manufacturing business that is investing extensively for the future but also committed to ensuring that health & safety continues to be at the forefront of their decision making process.  

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