Regional Health and Safety Manager
Location: Aberdeen City, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire
Job Type: Full time
About the role
Base Location: Perth, Glasgow, Inverness or Aberdeen
Salary: £53,100 - £79,700 + car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available
What is the Role?
At SSE, Safety is our number one value. We live by our licence, if it's not safe, we don't do it. We focus on ensuring that we have no injuries or serious environmental incidents and that people are healthy and happy at work. Our Safety Health and Wellbeing (SHW) function helps our teams across SSE to deliver this and ensure that we get everyone home safely at the end of the working day.
The Regional Health and Safety Manager is a highly technical, competent, professional role within the SHW team that provides proactive and pragmatic occupational safety advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders within the Transmission business.
Your responsibilities include:
- Providing Safety Leadership and expertise to Transmission directorates within allocated region(s) to ensure the successful implementation of the Transmission and SSE Safety Management Systems, and legislative compliance where applicable.
- Effectively managing a team of Occupational Safety Advisors to foster a positive culture towards creating a healthy, happy and safe workplace.
- Take a lead role in supporting projects and operational teams alongside Occupational Safety Advisers, to develop close working relationships at all levels, encourage learning from incidents consistently, and striving for ongoing improvements in health and safety.
- Provision of support to Occupational Safety Manager in affecting strategic improvements in workplace safety arrangements and deputising where required.
- Driving safety standards across all areas and championing the use of SSE’s Safety Licence: if it’s not safe, we don’t do it.
What do I need?
- You should have experience in safety management on construction projects and / or within the utilities or similar high hazard industry; with a pragmatic, flexible, people centred approach.
- You should hold a NEBOSH Diploma or relevant equivalent and be able to demonstrate practice of knowledge through experience.
- You should have sound knowledge and experience in application of UK Health & Safety legislation, in particular Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015.
- You'll demonstrate professional internal and external stakeholder management skills to drive cross business collaboration to build a high performing, commercially and customer focused safety culture.
- You should be an excellent communicator with a natural ability for building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. You'll have the ability to use a wide range of techniques to influence change at all levels of the organisation and will possess a well-structured, systematic approach with the ability to identify and analyse complex technical issues and understand risks in order to provide appropriate solutions.
The role requires travel within Scotland, and so a valid UK Driving Licence is essential.
About our Business
SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.
What's in it for you?
We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.
As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.
What happens now?
All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.
If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 01738 344049.
Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.
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