Below Ground HSW Manager

Job Title: Below Ground HSW Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-08-13
Reference: 4869
Contact Name: Millie Fogg
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 13, 2019 17:16

Job Description

About the role:

As a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) you will be responsible for the delivery and implementation of the Group Health, Safety & Wellbeing strategy. You will lead the development and delivery of the department ensuring all parts of the operation and our contractors remain compliant at all times with all relevant Health & Safety legislation and best practice guidelines.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

You will implement strategies that will improve and enhance the Safety, Health & Wellbeing performance alongside raising awareness, monitoring and reporting key issues and statistical data to senior management. You will look to develop and implement business wide initiatives designed to improve performance and bring about cultural change. You will identify H&S training gaps, overseeing accident and incident investigations and supporting senior management in the effective management of the incidents. You will ensure compliance with key business risks and be responsible for delivering high standards of health and safety, governance and assurance around our network operations. You will confirm that asset standards in your area of influence reflect current best practice, HSE and other legislative requirements through supporting the Strategy, Planning and Assurance teams.

Other requirements:
  • A Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH)
  • Diploma Level Qualifications as a minimum i.e. NEBOSH
  • Managerial experience is essential in the delivery of Health and Safety Management ensuring a high level of performance and consistency
  • Track record of success in supporting a major business contract
  • Highly developed communications skills – both written and verbal
  • IT literate - including Office packages
  • Full driving licence
What’s in it for you:

You will be a part of an innovative and collaborative team who are leading the way in Health, Safety & Wellbeing. You will have the opportunity to put your own ideas forward with a view to building and supporting the Health, Safety & Wellbeing culture at Thames Water.

The role is based at our offices in Reading but you will be expected to travel to sites throughout the Thames Water area so your base location can be flexible. Our competitive salary and package include a competitive bonus, car allowance, private healthcare and an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.

About us: 

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times. We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer, welcoming applications from all walks of life to join our diverse team. We’re also leading the way with our award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.