Health & Safety Manager


Job Details


UK Middlewich GH

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£38k to £42k + company benefits

Closing Date

30/06/2021 11:00

Role Overview

An experienced Health & Safety Manager is required in order to lead and grow the business on one of its key accounts. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a key strategic customer, and an established and talented contract team.

Reporting to the DCM, the successful candidate will be an ambassador in leading safety from the front, ensuring that we always promote a proactive approach to keeping our employees and colleagues safe.

This role requires a natural leader, someone who has an ability to engage with all stakeholders and an ability to successfully implement change. This is an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with a key strategic customer and build an established and talented contract team.

Who are we?

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is “to make our customers business’s better, every day.”

How will you contribute?

  • Design and implement the SHE Operational Master Plan (strategic plan) ensuring compliance with both Wincanton and Customer requirements.
  • Lead safety and health campaigns from the front engaging teams and managers to develop a pro-active safety culture
  • Lead and maintain the SHE Communications platforms
  • Regularly deliver SHE Updates to both customers and colleagues ensuring understanding and compliance
  • Support Leadership team with investigations and give clear direction regarding recommendations for improvement and sanctions.
  • Ensure Contractor and Visitor safety when on site
  • Maintenance of all Health and Safety files including auditing
  • Preparation and support for internal and external customer audits
  • Monitor and track the sites safety performance against set KPI’s ensuring that best practice approaches are adopted and shared
  • Provision of accurate and detailed statistical reporting as requested
  • Responsible for leading and contributing to Project Management and developing a Lean mindset and continuous improvement culture
  • Ensure all training and development activity is undertaken for all operational staff
  • always Maintain optimal levels of operational efficiency and resources, ensuring that operation procedures and processes meet quality requirement and drive performance improvements through auditing processes and robust reporting mechanisms.
  • Deliver monthly and quarterly feedback directly to customer in their preferred format
  • Develop and promote a pro-active Health and Safety culture at the site, encouraging staff involvement and ownership.  Ensure all staff aspire to zero LTI’s and to actively raise STAR Reports and hold talk safety briefings.

What will you bring?

  • H&S Management e.g. IOSH/NEBOSH or equivalent
  • Proven experience of managing health and safety in a large complex operation.
  • Ideally experience of working in distribution
  • HSE Codes, policies and procedures
  • Proven people management skills including daily management and career development
  • Leading and delivering LEAN/Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Experience of working to and achieving specific targets and deadlines
  • Experience of understanding and delivering H&S legislation to others
  • Development and embedding of Health and Safety-First culture
  • Managing change projects and engaging with employees
  • Creating and maintaining SSOW for all processes

What do we offer?

We really value our people and offer a friendly, safety first working environment and a competitive salary along with other benefits including; company pension scheme, private healthcare, 25 days hols + bank hols with the option to buy more, share incentive plan, cycle to work scheme ,employee benefits online discount platform, onsite parking, onsite canteen + much more

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That’s why we also provide significant opportunities for career development and progression, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

Apply Now!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and uploading your CV. We are a fast-moving organisation so we may not always wait until the closing date to review applications. As a result you should submit your CV as soon as possible!

Note to recruitment agencies: we prefer to recruit direct, but we do have a Preferred Supplier List for when we need a helping hand. We’ll be in touch if we need you.

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