Health and Safety Manager (Dundas Chemical Company)
26th Nov, 2021 Read time 4 minutes

Health and Safety Manager (Dundas Chemical Company)

Location: Dumfries
Last Updated: 27th December 2021

We are offering an excellent opportunity for a Health and Safety Manager to join the Dundas Chemical Company.

Your primary role would be to provide professional support to the SHEQ department and to lead on various health and safety work streams and projects, supporting our rendering, engineering, transport, plant hire and waste management facilities.

Reporting to the SHEQ Manager, as the successful Health and Safety Manager you will benefit from sitting in a unique position in the central function of the Group.

The role will be working alongside a committed leadership team with a clear priority for health and safety. A truly exceptional opportunity, you will be joining at an exciting time ahead of further business growth.

Why this is a great opportunity?

The chance to join a profitable, diverse, and high-risk group who embrace change programmes to deliver improvements.

A truly autonomous role, where you can put your own stamp on an organisation. An incredible opportunity to shape this newly created role as your own.

About you

Are you passionate about Health and Safety? Are you resilient, driven and can thrive in a challenging fast paced environment? Can you work in periods of ambiguity and change, and see opportunities for improvement? Can you demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to clearly articulate messages in a compelling and exciting way? These qualities will be the foundation to your success.

You will have previous experience working in a similar position within manufacturing or waste management industries, and have a track record of being successful, pro-active, and driven.

What you’ll do

Independent assurance visits with an emphasis on risk management
Supporting and directing incident Investigations to reach a timely conclusion
Effective lost time incident case management
Provide data capture in support of health and safety improvement programmes
Key Responsibilities

Provide a link between the SHEQ Manager and business operations
To coordinate the risk assessment process, liaise with key departments, and assist in the review and production of risk assessments
You will contribute to the incident reporting process, undertake investigations, and provide support to Managers
Promote a positive health and safety culture
Assume responsibility for key health and safety policies
Undertake a programme of regular health and safety inspections
You will also be responsible for maintaining the Safety & Standards Action Tracker
Identify through analysis, gaps with all relevant legislation, and industry best practice
Analysing trends from group performance and using this to create innovative ways to drive improvement
Conduct periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that procedures are followed and carry out internal investigation of compliance issues as required
Assess operational risks and develop risk management strategies
Contribute to the development of emergency planning, including spills prevention
Contribute to the implementation, measuring and monitoring of the health and safety strategy
Desired Skills and Experience

Hold a minimum of NEBOSH Diploma
Hold a relevant qualification in an environmental discipline (desirable)
Be a Chartered Member of IOSH
Experience in specialist areas such as occupational hygiene would be advantageous
Change management, to deliver substantial improvements in operational effectiveness
Building a culture of continuous learning and improvement
You will have excellent IT skills
You will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and engagement skills with stakeholders at all levels
You will have proven organisational and team-working skills
Candidate Requirements – Person characteristics

Confidential in all matters
Professional approach, coupled with strong interpersonal skills
Excellent planning and organisational skills
Ability to work co-operatively with others to implement process improvements
Be confident in your ability to work with all levels across the business
Diligent with an analytical mind
Capable of acquiring and applying technical and regulatory information
Good understanding and approach to risk management
A “can do” attitude with a positive, patient, and assertive nature
Business focused and common-sense approach to the application of health and safety
What Can We Offer You?

This role is permanent and based at Mosspark, Dumfries.

From time to time, you will be required to travel to our site at Motherwell, so some flexibility is required. Due to the nature of this role a full UK Driving Licence is therefore essential.

Salary: Up to £50k dependant on experience

Other Benefits:

– Ongoing CPD training

– 32 days annual leave

– Contributory pension

– Death in service benefit

– Renewal of professional memberships

– Cycle to Work scheme

– Fantastic reward scheme where you can purchase items with a percentage off, such as dining out, tickets for events, and travel

– Healthcare cash plan towards the cost of your essential healthcare, as well as providing access to valuable health and wellbeing services

– A life-long career with an innovative, forward thinking specialist organisation

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