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Head of HSE

Recruiter: Michael Page
Location: Peterborough
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000
Application date: 11th Oct 2023

About Our Client
Michael Page Engineering are working in partnership with an industrial manufacturing business in the Peterborough area to find a Head of HSE. This role will oversea all manufacturing facilities and drive improvements across all ISO standards (9001,14001 and 45001). We are seeking a highly knowledgeable and experienced individual to join the leadership team as the Head of HSE. This key leadership role requires a strong background in Health and Safety

Our customers is a market leader in their field and support multiple industries in bespoke engineered products. The environment is heavy industry working in welding, fabrication and workshop style processes

Job Description
We are seeking a highly knowledgeable and experienced individual to join this industrial manufacturing business as the Head of HSE. This key leadership role requires a strong background in Health and Safety, a deep understanding of ISO standards (9001, 14001, and 45001), and preferably an engineering background. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and implementing robust HSE practices throughout the organisation, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, and driving a culture of safety and continuous improvement. they will also:
Develop and implement a comprehensive HSE strategy aligned with organisational goals and objectives.
Provide leadership, guidance, and direction to the HSE team, promoting a culture of safety, compliance, and continuous improvement.
Monitor and evaluate existing HSE processes, policies, and procedures to identify areas for improvement and develop appropriate corrective actions.
Ensure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation, industry standards, and ISO standards (9001, 14001, and 45001).
Conduct regular risk assessments, audits, and inspections to identify potential hazards and implement effective control measures.
Lead incident investigation processes, analysing root causes, and implementing preventive measures to minimize the risk of recurrence.
Develop and deliver HSE training programs to employees at all levels, promoting awareness and understanding of best practices.
Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the effectiveness of HSE initiatives and report on performance to senior management.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Engineering, Operations, and Human Resources, to integrate HSE requirements into business processes and projects.
Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and emerging best practices in HSE, and proactively recommend improvements to the organisation.

The Successful Applicant
The successful applicants with have:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Engineering, Environmental Science, Occupational Health and Safety, or related disciplines) is preferred.
Professional certifications such as NEBOSH, IOSH, or equivalent are highly desirable.
Extensive experience in a senior HSE role within an industrial manufacturing environment.
Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
Proven track record of implementing effective HSE management systems, driving cultural change, and delivering measurable results.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess risks and develop practical solutions.
Familiarity with engineering principles and processes is advantageous.
Ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects simultaneously, with a strong attention to detail.

What’s on Offer
A competitive salary package and the opportunity to make a significant impact on the organisation’s HSE performance. If you are a dynamic, results-oriented professional with a passion for safety and continuous improvement, we encourage you to apply for this challenging and rewarding position

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