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Global Health and Safety Advisor

The Mines Advisory Group
Manchester City Centre
Starting salary for this position is £37,472 per annum
Closing date
17 Oct 2021

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Manchester City Centre with flexibility to work from home. Overseas travel is expected

Starting salary for this position is £37,472 per annum (plus contributory pension)

MAG saves lives and builds futures by working with others to reclaim land contaminated with the debris of conflict, to reduce the daily risk of death or injury for civilians, and to create safe and secure conditions for development. MAG shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines for our work to ban landmines. Our vision is a safe and secure future for men, women and children affected by armed violence and conflict.

We are looking for an exceptional Global Health and Safety Advisor to join our dynamic and dedicated Programmes Team by supporting the implementation of MAG’s H&S Framework to keep all our HQ and Programmes staff safe. You will report into the Head of Global Security and be responsible for delivering on the recommendations of our recent organisational H&S review, conduct country visits with a view to assess and improve their practices, while being the subject matter expert on this topic. You will be the first appointment in the business, thereby seeing you work in a growing and high priority area at MAG with the ability to make a real impact on our Health & Safety remit

Providing quality H&S information, training, policy and standards guidance, and consistent support that enables the management of programme delivery in accordance with MAG’s duty of care obligations and in line with our Global H&S Policy. Working with MAG’s Regional and Country Directors, who are globally dispersed, you will monitor and support global compliance and developing a H&S management culture.   This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced individual to take a leading role in H&S management for a global organisation, working in some of the most challenging environments in the world.

You will have previous experience in a lead H&S role within an international NGO or similar sector.  You will be able to develop and implement H&S management systems in addition to conducting risk/H&S assessments and formulating mitigation measures. You will use your experience to support colleagues and facilitate their engagement and compliance with policies and procedures, assist the learning of others and support training initiatives.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and influence to secure buy-in to achieve change. Success in this role will depend on excellent written and spoken communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly, concisely to a range of internal and external stakeholders.  A proactive and enthusiastic approach to work is required, with the tenacity to see projects through to implementation.

Please note that as part of MAG's commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed. For more information on MAG’s approach to background checks, please click here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available through the link below.

MAG is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you think you would be suited to one of our roles we would welcome your application regardless of your background. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential.


For further information on the role, the application pack and details of how to apply, please press the 'Apply' button below, before the closing date of 17th October 2021.

Due to the potential high volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within three weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.

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