Health & Safety Manager

Sector: Property and Construction
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 913336
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Just Recruitment is working with a growing organisation based on the outskirts of Ipswich – actively seeking a Health & Safety Manager to join its friendly and vibrant team.

Working collaboratively with a hands-on approach you will manage and take responsibility for developing, implementing and maintaining an effective Safety programme across the business, consisting of Head Office, Warehouse Facility and support of External Field-based personnel.

You will ensure legislative compliance with a commercially astute and proactive approach to Health & Safety, utilising your experience to pragmatically minimise risk to the business. It is essential to engage people at all levels in the organisation and continuously improve processes and culture to ensure that the company minimise the risks to all.

Qualifications and experience required:

  • You will be NEBOSH qualified, combined with a working knowledge of relevant ISO standards.
  • Experienced across a broad Health & Safety remit with the ability to apply Health & Safety with a rational, logical, and flexible approach.
  • Effective communicator to gain buy-in and credibility.
  • Team spirited with a can-do and muck-in attitude is essential.
  • Ideally, you will have knowledge of CDM and experience with construction would be an advantage.

Health & Safety responsibilities and core objectives:

  • To develop, implement and maintain an effective safety programme and ensure compliance is met in line with all H&S legislation.
  • Implement the company’s health and safety policy and procedures.
  • Make recommendations for changes to the policies and associated processes and systems following review and legislative changes.
  • Arrange H&S audits and inspections as required to identify and minimise the risk to the company and employees.
  • Benchmark and ensure H&S best practices are shared across the business.
  • Communicate changes in H&S legislation to Directors, Managers and all other staff.
  • Identify safety training needs, organise, hold and co-ordinate safety training courses and prepare training material where appropriate.

Health & Safety tasks:

  • Run the H&S Committee ensuring; meeting times are set; compile and distribute the agenda; and take minutes and distribute.
  • Ensure appropriate risk assessments, safe systems of work and method statements are in place and are reviewed in conjunction with the relevant departments.
  • Work to support the business in identifying unsafe acts, conditions and hazards by; investigating of root causes; and identifying corrective and preventative actions; ensuring these are reported to management.

Management Systems tasks and responsibilities:

  • Manage the company’s ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001 compliance.
  • Ensure the company’s ongoing compliance under ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001 by preparing and coordinating external/internal audits and arranging review meetings.
  • Implement the company’s environmental and quality policies and procedures. Make recommendations for changes to the policies and associated processes and systems following audit reviews and legislative changes.

Key skills/qualifications/criteria:

  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent, or willingness to work toward this.
  • Experienced across a broad Health & Safety remit, able to demonstrate the ability to apply Health & Safety with a rational, logical, and flexible approach.
  • ISO Lead Auditor certified or prepared to work towards.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Collaborative approach, with a proven ability to build relationships, gain buy-in and foster credibility.
  • Excellent organisational skills with strong attention to detail.


Just Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent roles.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitable candidates.


Contact Jody Collings to talk about this role on 01376 517079