Safety Health & Environment Protection Director (SHEP)

Job Description

Safety Health & Environment Protection Director (SHEP)

Location Flexible with regular travel to UK sites

Occasional overseas travel

Full Time, Permanent

Job ref: 49960

Creating a safe and secure world, together

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as the sector SHEP Director for Babcock Marine.

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.

Babcock Marine

Babcock International is a leading engineering support services organization with a strong presence in the marine sector. Our company has a long history of providing critical support to the Royal Navy and other navies around the world, with a focus on delivering complex engineering solutions that enable ships and submarines to operate safely and effectively.

Babcock's marine sector provides a wide range of services, including the design, manufacture, and maintenance of complex naval vessels and their associated systems, as well as the provision of support and training to naval personnel. The company's capabilities also extend to the provision of offshore engineering services, including the design, construction, and maintenance of offshore platforms and other structures.

The difference our new SHEP Director will make

As a SHEP Director, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will play a critical role in ensuring the safety, health, and protection of our employees and the environment.

You will lead our organization's efforts to uphold the highest standards of workplace safety, health, and environmental protection, and help us achieve our mission of being a responsible organization. Your work will make a real difference in the lives of our employees and the communities in which we operate.

Day to day, you will be responsible for setting and implementing the SH&EP policy, structure, and governance in line with the Group Safety approach. You will be expected to embed an engaged safety culture and behaviours, while ensuring that all statutory and legal Health, Safety, and Environmental obligations are met.

Your duties will include establishing a system for measuring, monitoring, analyzing, and reviewing SH&EP performance, implementing continuous improvement plans, and advising the Sector Board. In this role, you will ensure that all opportunities to learn from experiences are shared across the Sector and Group. Additionally, you will support the development of workforce and leadership SH&EP capability.

You will work closely with key stakeholders, such as regulators and trade unions, to build strong relationships and ensure that new marine businesses and opportunities have an appropriate level of SH&EP capability embedded within. You will provide support to the Marine Corporate Safety Leadership Team representative, and contribute to the development and review of Group-level policies, standards, and manuals, as well as the refinement of common safety management tools.

As a SHEP Director, you will be expected to provide leadership, guidance, and continuous professional development to HSE professionals and collaborate with peers from other sectors. You will drive transformation initiatives to establish a culture of operational excellence and safety, in partnership with the Production Capability lead. Lastly, you will ensure risks are understood, and corrective plans are implemented promptly to remove further risks through effective risk management.

Essential experience
Experience and evidence of working at a strategic level delivering high performance through inspiring leadership, embedding culture and behavioural change.
Experience of working in a highly regulated, complex industrial environment.
Relevant professional qualification; NEBOSH, IOSH, chartered status etc
Creative and innovative approach to improving SH&EP performance
Belief in the benefits of collaborative working and ability to demonstrate the required behaviours.
Strong stakeholder engagement experience with the proven ability to influence authority at all levels.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
Employee share scheme - save tax and national insurance on shares, with 1 free share per 10 purchased
EV Car scheme
Volunteering days
Option for holiday trading
Employee shopping savings portal
Employment development allowance - £125 per year
Payment of Professional Fees
Reward and Recognition Scheme linked to Health and Safety
Working from home and flexible work patterns
Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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