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Head of Health & Safety

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Posted: 14/03/2019
Reference: 763748
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England (map)
Salary: £75000 - £75000
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Job description

The Head of Gatwick Airport (GAL) Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) is responsible for ensuring EHS performance excellence within the team via rigorous application of compliance and management systems.

Reporting directly to the Director of EHS, the Head of EHS will have responsibility for oversight of all EHS matters residing within their client area and from the respective Business Unit/Programme Managers. Whilst Business Unit/Programme Managers have principal accountability for EHS performance, the Head of EHS is responsible for the implementation of management systems to ensure compliance and continuous improvement, including ISO -14001 and OHSAS -18001.

The Head of EHS is able to communicate clear and concise goals, yet also maintain a collaborative, team oriented approach to achieving goals

The Head of EHS  uses metrics to coach Managers and provides strategic, tactical and operational support as necessary to focus and energise the Business Units/Programmes to deliver positive change.

Qualifications and Experience

Proven ability to influence senior stakeholders

  • Graduate calibre or equivalent.
  • Chartered Health & Safety professional with an accredited Institution (i.e. IOSH), with expertise in Health, Safety and Environmental compliance at a senior level.
  • IEMA Associate Certificate
  • Lead Auditor training for OHSAS 18001 or ISO 14001
  • Proven track record in the delivery of EHS objectives associated typically with extensive experience.
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills and experience.
  • Airport operational experience preferable.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish a functional strategy to set and meet stretch targets
  • Excellent written and oral communications.
  • Persuasive with strong influencing skills across all levels.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong decision maker effectively driving change and continuous improvement.
  • Kelvin TopSet Lead Investigator
  • Strong Microsoft office skills – Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Knowledge of data systems and ability to use IT to collect, analyse, interpret and present information
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