HSQE Manager - South of England

Manager South of England, South of England (United Kingdom) Full Time

Ground Control Ltd.

About the Company

Ground Control is an award-winning company with company growth of over 20% every year for nine years running with turnover now exceeding £90 million annually. The business has four major components: Arboriculture, Grounds Maintenance, Winter Maintenance and Landscape Construction and focuses on large regional and national contracts with multi-site operators. We currently maintain over 45,000 sites for some of the country's largest retailers, utility companies and local authorities. Ground Control was recently awarded “The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation” and has also received “The UK Employee Experience Award for 2016. Ground Control is placed in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain,’ being labelled as “one of 1000 firms fuelling the long-term growth of the UK economy” in a list that was narrowed down from over 4.5 million companies. Along with the London Stock Exchange, 14 Daily Telegraph writers also hand-picked Ground Control as a company that “personally inspires them.” Ground Control is an equal opportunities employer.

About the job

Ground Control is the UK’s fastest growing external maintenance and commercial landscaping company. We were established in 1973 as a Grounds Maintenance company, becoming incorporated as a limited company in 1984.

We offer a truly national service that includes grounds maintenance, winter maintenance, tree works and vegetation management, soft and hard landscaping, ecology, design & build, pest control and fencing. Ground Control is the contractor of choice for many well-known private and public organisations - Network Rail, Tesco, Severn Trent Water, Sainsbury’s, Arqiva and the Tower of London to name a few.

As a multi-award winning company, Ground Control now holds 25 BALI National Landscape Awards for a range of Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance projects, a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, and a total of 7 RoSPA Gold Awards for Occupational Health & Safety.

We have a great new opportunity for a HSQE Manager to join our award winning Health and Safety team and to support our Rail division. The post holder will be instrumental for assisting delivery of health, safety, quality and environmental excellence in keeping with the company’s strategic objectives and legal compliance targets.

You will be responsible for ensuring our aligned ISO Standards management system are in keeping with contract specifications / compliance and provide support in their effective implementation across staff and field teams alike. You are to work proactively with the Health & Safety Director/Divisional Directors to establish, maintain and promote a positive, safe, healthy culture across the business.

You’ll be field based, but have access to our offices in Essex and Devon. Some national travel may be required depending on the business needs.

The overall objective will be to work proactively with our Operational managers to establish and maintain a system that promotes a culture of safe and productive working practices across the South of England.

Specific responsibilities will include;
•PROTECT people at work and help PREVENT injury and ill health by championing behavioral safety improvements, uphold safe systems of work/standards and implement risk management.
•Be instrumental in developing award winning risk management preventative systems that are industry leading.
•Work in technical support with the Director, Senior Risk Manager/Senior Auditor / Senior HSQE Managers, colleagues to deliver outstanding safety/health across all divisions.
•Work closely with the dedicated team of safety professionals to ensure compliance is adhered to at all times in a joined up risk management strategy;
•Advise on Health, Safety & Welfare matters direct to site by continuously engaging with field based management and operatives.
•Ensure routine witness audits / inspections are undertaken by Operational Managers. Report findings to the Divisional Directors as appropriate. Liaise with the HSQE Director as required

Through our absolute focus on customer service and outstanding delivery, we are the most respected company in our chosen field. We inspire each other to be the best that we can be. Ground Control is owned by its employees and as a result, we share the responsibilities of ownership as well as its rewards. Our values are the key to or ongoing success and we are looking for passionate candidates with like-minded values of:

Delivering outstanding customer service

Innovation and embracing change

Valuing each other

Acting with integrity and honouring our commitments

Seeking value in everything we do

A desire to win

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