SHE Manager

SHE Manager

Main Purpose of Role

We are a leading fibre telecommunications company dedicated to providing reliable and innovative connectivity to our customers. Our commitment to Health, Safety, the Environment and well-being extends beyond our services, to our employees and the communities we serve.

We are seeking a qualified SHE Manager to join our team and ensure that our operations meet the highest standards of safety and compliance.

 

As SHE Manager you will be responsible for driving the development and maintenance of a safety-first culture across the company.  ITS is a fast paced, growing business certified to ISO 9001, 14001, 22301 and 27001 standards.

 

You will assist in leading the SHE function within the business and will be responsible for maintaining and improving the management systems on an ongoing continuous basis.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive health and safety policies, procedures, and management systems as required.
  • Manage and mentor SHE Advisors as direct reports, setting development plans and tracking against objectives.
  • Conduct regular site inspections and audits to identify potential hazards and ensure compliance with legislation as well as company standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess risks and develop strategies to mitigate them effectively.
  • Provide training and guidance to employees on health and safety guidance and legislation, including proper equipment usage, emergency procedures, and best practices for accident prevention.
  • Investigate accidents, incidents, and near misses to determine root causes and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends, regulatory changes, and emerging technologies related to health and safety, and where possible, incorporate best practices into company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to health and safety activities, including incident reports, training records, and compliance documentation.
  • Serve as a point of contact for regulatory bodies, auditors, and other stakeholders regarding health and safety matters.
  • Champion a culture of safety awareness and accountability throughout the organisation, promoting employee engagement and participation in safety initiatives.
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of health and safety programs and processes.
  • Supporting Public Sector and bid teams with involvement in tenders where required.
  • Promoting ITS within the SHIFT (Safety and Health in Fibre Telecoms) Group and working to improve industry standards.
  • ISO Audit support across ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 standards.
  • Assist with report writing and data analysis.
  • Onboard new contractors and support those in place where needed.

 

Qualifications & Training

Essential:

  • Hold a recognised Level 6 Health and Safety Qualification. e.g. NEBOSH, NVQ.
  • Member of IOSH Chartered or Working towards.
  • NEBOSH Certificate

Experience & Knowledge

Essential:

  • Proven experience in health and safety management in the fibre telecommunications industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant regulations and standards and their application in the fibre sector.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to identify risks, analyse data, and develop effective solutions.
  • Experience of implementing and maintaining an ISO accredited management system.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization and influence behaviour change through relationship building and collaboration.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including the ability to inspire and motivate.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant software applications.
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel as needed.

 

Skills/Abilities & Relevant Competencies

Essential

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to identify risks, analyse data, and develop effective solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization and influence behaviour change through relationship building and collaboration.
  • Organised, efficient and effective at managing a varied workload and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent problem-solving and reporting skills.
  • Effective in handling conflict and dealing with issues.
  • Ability to operate at all levels within the business.
  • Driven, committed and passionate about making Health & Safety the top priority.
  • Comfortable to challenge at all levels when required.
  • Driven, committed and passionate for learning and progression.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including the ability to inspire and motivate.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant software applications.

 

 

Special Requirements

  • UK travel when required, including occasional overnight stays.
  • Own car and driving licence.

 

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the job holder may be required to perform other duties as assigned from time to time by their manager or a senior leader.

 

This job description may vary to reflect changes within the marketplace, the department, or the business.

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