Head of Health, Safety, Security and Compliance

High Wycombe
10 Oct 2018
10 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
NEBOSH Qualification
NEBOSH Certification

Head of Health, Safety, Security and Compliance

This position will be based in High Wycombe

The Head of Health, Safety, Security and Compliance is responsible to ensure the company complies with all health & safety legal requirements and regulations across all GEODIS D&E sites in the UK. He/she oversees and coordinates work systems to ensure that all the services GEODIS UK provide meet the required high standards and that the working conditions remain safe and secure. He/she will organise and manage all physical security for GEODIS UK sites, and be the point of contact for IT regarding authority to access sites. He/she will act in a supporting and advisory capacity to the business on all H&S and security issues. He/she will also manage a small compliance team to maintain ISO 9001.

Dimensions and Quantities

  • Reporting to UK Managing Director
  • Liaison with key stakeholders in the business mainly Regional and site Managers
  • Work collaboratively with management (UK and France), communications staff and others as appropriate

Key Activities / Accountabilities

  • Drive a positive safety culture with a people focused strategy
  • Fully implement the new streamlined Safety Management Systems
  • Ensures advice is given to management on health, safety, security and compliance issues and related legislation
  • Responsible for ensuring legislation is correctly followed at all times
  • Responsible for ensuring company standards are maintained to include fire prevention, H&S awareness, site inspections and security awareness in all areas
  • Ensures the working conditions are compliant with H&S regulations and acts accordingly when there is a need to address issues - raising with local management and escalating if required
  • Responsible for ensuring proactive monitoring regimes are executed by local management and records maintained at all times
  • Ensures accidents, incidents and security breaches are investigated with follow up reporting documentation supplied.
  • Responsible for ensuring plans are put in place to mitigate repeat occurrences. Shares recommendations widely
  • Develop a regular H&S communication strategy/plan to share with management
  • Responsible carrying out annual H&S audits and implementing appropriate action plans to resolve findings and drive best practice
  • Visit all sites on a regular basis, identifying and assessing risks at all levels and report findings via local H&S meeting
  • Proposes new/revised processes and actions to prevent risk to the Company, staff, buildings, vehicles and goods
  • Work with HR to ensure that H&S and security training programmes are created and delivered across the business
  • Participates in local H&S meetings
  • Responsible for ensuring all forms of H&S risk assessment are undertaken and up to date e.g. general, manual handling, fire prevention
  • Ensure Occupational H&S related surveys carried out e.g. noise, lighting, and implement associated recommendations.
  • Prepare management reports as and when required - highlighting progress to the business via KPIs
  • Arrange, monitor and manage all aspects of the company’s security function
  • Appraise and evaluate current security practices making recommendation for change
  • Maintain clear and regular communication across Geodis UK on all security related matters
  • Manage supplier security contracts ensuring KPIs are met
  • Prepare security documents to put out to tender for new contractors and renewals
  • Maintain ISO 9001 via Compliance Team
  • Conduct high level investigations in loss or theft if required
  • Manage the output of all safety champions
  • Vet contractor RAMS and prepare Permits to Work
  • Conduct Contractor H&S pre-approval checks as part of the procurement process
  • Provide advice to the facility’s team regarding internal works


Essential Education and/ or Training 

  • NEBOSH Diploma in H&S or equivalent
  • Chartered Status desired
  • Experience of working in a logistics, transport or manufacturing industry environment

Essential Technical experience

  • Firm understanding of H&S management ideally within a multi-site organisation
  • Experience of reporting on all H&S issues and incidents
  • Experience of implementing preventative measures to mitigate H&S risks to the business
  • Experience of site audits and follow up action plans
  • Experience of implementing plans and strategies to ensure H&S compliance
  • Experience of operational processes in security, transport, warehouse
  • Experience of contractor negotiations
  • Experience in investigation
  • French speaker would be advantageous

Required Behavioural Competencies

  • Able to influence others
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to make important decisions
  • Innovative approach to making improvements
  • Able to build credible relationships with others
  • Takes responsibility for own actions and decisions
  • Results driven
  • Able to plan effectively
  • Self motivated and keen to succeed
  • Open communication style

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