Health, Safety and Compliance Manager

Ref: REC171 Based in Harpenden Permanent Role

Primary Purpose

Plowman Craven is a large well establish geospatial surveying company, serving Clients in property development, property management, rail, utilities, government, and includes environmental surveys and structural monitoring. Our greatest asset is our people and our most important activity is to ensure we have effective systems to manage the wellbeing, safety and health of our employees and stakeholders.

The Health Safety Compliance Manager is the senior manager in the business responsible for having a deep understanding of business operational and other risks, ensuring mitigations are in place and are effectively working. The successful candidate must be confident to lead as well as listen, in working with all levels of the business, to drive improvement in the health and safety culture. In equal measure a broad UK health and safety, compliance knowledge must be backed up with a responsible, confident, personable approach and a decisive, assertive demeaner.

We welcome all candidates with relevant skills and expertise, especially women in the field of H&S and auditing.

Plowman Craven are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Internal auditing experience is essential, and a qualification would be highly regarded.
  • The company is accredited to ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001, ISO45001, RISQS and UVDB and the Health and Safety Manager would be accountable to ensure all aspects of compliance are met or exceeded.
  • Data analysis and regular reporting on trends to the Company Board is a management review requirement of the role. Trends and focus areas must also to be communicated to the business as and when they arise.
  • The Health and Safety Compliance Manager will assist in building tenders to win new work, including gathering and developing responses for Clients, at times with short notice.
  • The role oversees the health and safety induction and pass and permit processes, as a minimum including CSCS cards and associated training, Emergency First Aid at Work, Asbestos Awareness, PTS (Network Rail) and London Underground competencies.
  • The role requires an ongoing working knowledge of operational hazards and to manage the process for checking controls are adequate and effective.
  • Regular input areas from the Health Safety Compliance Manager include, but are not limited to, asbestos management, disease control, driving, ergonomics, fatigue, key performance indicators, manual handling, protective equipment, safety messages, risk assessment, traffic management, travel, working alone, working at height and working hours and rostering.

Person Specification

Plowman Craven have a flexible working policy, this role will require someone to work a minimum 30 hours week; (Minimum 6 hours per day)

  • Health & Safety related qualifications are essential
  • Internal auditing experience is essential, with qualifications highly desirable
  • Experience with managing compliance accreditations, such as ISO45001, ISO14001and ISO9001
  • Occupational health and injury management experience is desirable
  • The right person must have a good sense and capacity to work alongside people to develop workable solutions and follow them through
  • Ability to listen and comprehend stakeholders needs and quickly gain their engagement to effective support and move to action
  • A good knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programs is a requirement
  • A strong ability to administer and organise information and files is essential
  • Excellent communication skills are required
  • Travel will be required in and around London and the South East
  • NEBOSH General Certificate or diploma
  • IOSH Membership
  • Excellent knowledge of Health and safety and Environmental legislation
  • Working experience in a similar role
  • Strong risk management
  • Internal Auditing
  • Experience of managing organisational change
  • Auditing Qualification
  • Ability to identify trends early and set objectives to continually improve the company health and safety culture
  • Self motivated with a positive attitude
  • Build and manage internal team of health and safety representatives
  • Be approachable and available
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Good Engagment and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work collarboratively with the management team
  • Ability to push through innovative ideas relating to the use and management of Health and Safety tools
  • Excellent time management, organisational skills and system administration ability
  • Good Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Powerpoint ability

If you have any questions about this role please email

Benefits of working at Plowman Craven

Plowman Craven is a great place to work and offers a range of competitive family friendly benefits including:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave - increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays
  • Performance related bonus
  • Professional Membership and Development
  • Enhanced Family Friendly benefits
  • Enhanced Pensions Contributions
  • Health Care benefits
  • Life Assurance
  • Social activities organised throughout the year
  • Wellbeing Group
  • Flexible working hours (role dependent)

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