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Heath & Safety Manager

Job Req ID:  89841
Posting Start Date: 

Thamesmead, GB

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Description: 

Health & Safety Manager

HMP Thameside

Band 4 - Permanent, Full Time

£40,000 pa + Corporate Benefits Package


Here at Serco we’re looking for a Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Manager to join us at HMP Thameside, London, Category B prison.


You will provide high quality, competent and specialist HS&E support to selected contracts and sites within a dedicated Business Unit (or as directed by your manager) and deliver a service in accordance with our Service level Agreement.  


Working alongside others HS&E team members, providing regulatory guidance and functional leadership in the selected part of the business, supporting it to achieve improvements in performance, leading industry sector best practice forums, enhancing our reputation and ensuring HS&E compliance with both Serco Group, Divisional and key regulatory requirements. 


The holder will lead on the design and implementation of a risk-based training schedule and HS&E Management Assurance plan as well as the deliverance of a robust reporting process that allows predictive assessment of potential health, safety and environmental related failures. 


Supporting the business as a whole, ensuring that our customers and those affected by our operations do so in a safe, healthy and environmentally responsible and acceptable manner.


What you’ll need to do the role


First and foremost, a real passion and desire for Health & Safety. You should belong to a related professional organisation at an appropriate level - the preferred level being graduate or chartered member of IOSH (or equivalent), or IEMA, and have experience in operating within regulated workplace environments.


You should be maintaining CPD or working towards this.


Your technical and professional knowledge will incorporate the following accountabilities:


  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to expand professional knowledge into other technical areas
  • Should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for HS&E, and evidence self motivated and drive to make a difference. Have excellent communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Should be able to manage workload and prioritise according to risk.
  • Be prepared to make decisions and be held accountable for those decisions.
  • Be familiar with the adoption of HS&E management policies, standards, processes and procedures. 
  • Have an good understanding of management systems, and relevant HS&E requirements such as OHSAS 18001/ISO 14001 etc.
  • Be the main functional and specialist point of contact within identified contracts, promoting and driving the adoption of all services identified within the SLA.
  • Support all local Operational staff in the development and maintenance of the HS&E controls in order to ensure the implementation of appropriate management systems. 
  • Liaise with local customers and third party organisations as necessary.
  • Provide specialist support to bid development on request and assist in the phase-in and phase-out of contracts.
  • Provide Contract Management and Operational Managers with timely and appropriate management information and reports on relevant HS&E activities.
  • Monitor performance, prompt local action, and encourage the delivery of strategic objectives and targets.
  • Ensure that all incidents, accidents and other HS&E data and information is entered on relevant enterprise applications.  All information to be timely entered and accurate in accordance with agreed reporting procedures.
  • Provide feedback on service performance to the BU HS&E Director or lead and/or Operational Business Unit Lead.
  • Support or lead accident/Incident investigations as required.
  • Assist, support  and help to maintain essential contract compliance documentation and ISO certification and co-ordinate compliance audits (undertaken by others) on nominated sites as per the agreed risk based audit plan to ensure compliance to regulatory and other requirements.


Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work - The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters – delivering essential services that touch people’s lives.


A world of opportunity - Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


Great people - We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 


What we offer


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • The chance to make a positive difference
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits package


About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.




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We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

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