Regional QHS Manager - Midlands
Title: Regional QHS Manager - Midlands
Location: This role involves travel across the region which includes Shropshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Applicants must be willing to travel the region fully and live in a location which facilitates this. You will also need a full UK driving license.
Who are Veolia?
At Veolia, we never take things at face value and our commitment to health and safety is no exception. Our drive to going beyond tick box exercises and paperwork to deliver a tangible change to the way our people think about safety which is mirrored not only in our targets but in the behaviours of our leaders, managers and staff delivering our services. We look beyond conventions, constantly thinking about potential solutions with optimism and above all, teamwork,
We need people who never give up. Sometimes, especially in our industry, we are confronted with failure but this just makes us work even harder to innovate, reinvent our core businesses and find solutions for transforming and resourcing the world. We need people who move forward together. At Veolia, we take our strength in our community. All our achievements are the result of teams pulling together and everyone having a key role to play.
Where you’ll work
The Risk & Assurance team are the engine driving the evolution away from a reactive risk toward an active risk culture ensuring Veolia is at the forefront not only of our industry but also as a leader in active risk management. Our team are committed to this vision and we are seeking someone to drive these efforts in the midlands region of our Public and Commercial business. Public & Commercial is the largest part of Veolia UK, with 11,000 staff and sites spanning the country. The types of operation are truly diverse, as Veolia sites support our circular economy vision of recycling, reusing or recovering waste as a fuel in our Energy Recovery Facilities, which is supported by one of the largest fleets in the UK.
What you’ll do
The Regional QHS Manager drives our efforts to build an active risk culture in the Midlands. As the face of QHS in the region, you will partner the Director not only to roll out our active risk projects but also to identify areas for improvement and solutions to tackle them. Overseeing a team of 3, you will support and challenge them to develop in their roles in line with their aspirations. You will be expected to understand the wider strategy of the region to ensure that efforts to improve QHS performance are fit for purpose as the business grows and changes. Day to day, you may conduct or review investigations and manage events and incidents which may occur as well as reporting to senior leaders on performance in the region.
What you’ll need to know
You will be a great communicator and leader of people with demonstrable experience of mentoring others to improve and grow. The QHS manager is tasked with driving a culture change toward active risk management so we will be looking for excellent influencing skills and the ability to effect change amongst senior managers in a complex and large operational environment. We would be keen to see applicants with exposure to working with regulators and with a NEBOSH diploma however if you have the experience and are open to working toward this then we would like to hear from you.
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