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Industrial / manufacturing

HSE Manager Permanent

My client is a leading manufacturing business based in County Durham who currently seek a HSE Manager to join their large-scale industrial manufacturing facility and lead their HSE strategy, systems and processes.
With direct management and development responsibility for a HSE Advisor, as well as chairing the site safety committee, the HSE Manager will be tasked with delivering an effective site-wide HSE service on all current HSE projects and initiatives and playing a key role in the design and delivery of all future projects.   With the full support of the Senior Management team, this is an excellent opportunity to make an impact and join a highly profitable business with a number of milestone inward investment projects on the horizon.
Reporting to the Production & Engineering Director, main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Practical working knowledge to be a champion of Health and Safety tools and techniques
  • Drive continuous improvement programs in the interest of incrementally improving the safety culture and performance
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with best practice
  • Establish credibility with work force, colleagues and senior management.
  • Working to deadlines, creating H&S strategies, budgets and KPI’s
  • Working actively alongside departmental managers to set realistic short and long term health, safety and environmental objectives
  • Provide support to ensure practical solutions to health and safety issues
  • Manage and implement health, safety and environmental policies, systems and practices throughout the organisation
  • Ensuring statutory obligations are met and compliance with relevant legislation
  • Ensure that completion and regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and operations completed
  • Ensure that all accidents are documented, investigated and recommended improvements implemented
  • Ensure that all safety inspections are carried out
  • Lead and develop Health and Safety committee
  • Provide support, advice, training and coaching to other managers and employees, as required
  • Manage the collection and timely reporting of key proactive/reactive metrics
  • Take a leading role in the development of a proactive HSE culture
  • Join Monthly Management Meetings to present on KPI’s and engage with the senior management team

The role requires four key deliverable areas as follows:

Build a strong and effective team

In order to deliver excellence, you’ll need to help managers build a high-performing team: Help all managers within the business understand and deliver the Safety message, recognise that what Safety is and what it means to employees differs widely throughout the organisation and you need to tailor yourself and your ways to these differing levels to be successful.

Drive action and execution

In order to ensure that goals move to action and lead to results, you’ll need strong day-to-day management practices: Monitor progress against goals on an ongoing basis and support in identifying and dealing with problems and unforeseen events., the assignment of specific pieces of work, get aligned with staff members up-front about what you want to be achieved.

Set vision and goals

To deliver excellence, we need everyone aligned about what success looks like and how we’ll know it when we see it: Establish, with your staff, clear outcome-based goals capturing what success looks like for your team and for individual staff members, and ensure that plans are in place for meeting those goals.  Draw clear lines from the work of your team and individual staff members to the big priorities.

Be a leader

As a manager you’re part of our leadership team. That means that you should: Live and breathe our core values throughout your work, lead, coach and inspire your team and peers, proactive raising issues and questions (and bringing solutions to the table when you can), make decisions with openness and fairness, seeking staff input whenever possible, keep staff members informed about the organization (and bring staff into organization-wide decision-making).

About You

To be considered for the role, it is essential that you possess demonstrable experience gained in HSE Management in a manufacturing setting, where creating a safety culture is paramount.  Ideally you will also possess experience gained in large-scale industrial manufacturing with an excellent knowledge of the additional HSE requirements required for such a working environment.

Key selection criteria includes:

  • NEBOSH certification
  • IOSH certification
  • Knowledge and experience of the implementation of ISOs 9001/14001/18001
  • Mentoring/coaching expertise
  • Knowledge /experience working within lean/world class manufacturing environments
  • Strategic mind-set with operational implementation expertise
  • You will be a visible leader, leading by example and engaging all areas of the business
  • Resolute, adaptable, passionate
  • Thrive in high pressure environments
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Collaborative with excellent communication skills


This is an excellent opportunity to make a major difference and join a business during a key phase in it’s growth and development. With over £20 million of improvement projects planned for the site over the next few years, this is a rare opportunity to join a leading employer, with an enviable working environment and culture.

Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 1 year ago
  • Location: County Durham
  • Job Title: HSE Manager
  • Salary: £40000 - 50000
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