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Health and Safety Manager

About the role:


This newly created role is to support the SHEQ Director in delivering best in class health and safety structures, systems, engagement assurance, behaviours and culture and as such you will be responsible for:

  • Providing support, guidance, education and direction to line managers and teams to ensure health and safety awareness and compliance
  • Delivering health and safety projects to ensure health and safety control and compliance
  • Ensure risks are identified, documented, eliminated, reduced or controlled
  • Implementation of occupational health and safety policies and procedures through the line management structure
  • Establishing robust processes to prevent and investigate accidents, incidents, near misses, violence and aggression
  • Monitoring health and safety performance and compliance through inspections, audits and reviews.
  • Line managing occupational health and safety advisor



Key duties include:

 Understanding and implementing health and safety policies and procedures

  • Establish risk assessments in place for Sage activities and ensure control measures are understood, implemented and monitored
  • Establish safe systems of work for high/medium risk operations and ensure effective implementation.
  • Facilitate operational health and safety committees
  • Investigate accidents, incidents and concerns and ensure appropriate control and prevention measures in place
  • Establish health and safety project teams for health, safety and wellbeing
  • Identifying health and safety training needs, developing training plan and delivering training courses
  • Educating and coach employees and contractors on safe working practices and procedures
  • Developing formal and informal health and safety communication programmes
  • Support local management and safety support staff e.g. safety coordinators, fire wardens & first aiders
  • Manage the health and safety systems and portals e.g. accident/incidents, lone worker and intranet
  • Create health and safety data and dashboards
  • Monitor health and safety performance compliance and control
  • Undertake health and safety audits and assurance
  • Drive positive health and safety cultures and behaviours within Sage
  • Supporting Sage Wellbeing Agenda
  • Providing support and guidance to stakeholders e.g. Compliance, Asset Management, Human Resources and External Contractors
  • Support Sage in the implementation of safety awards and certification e.g. RoSPA QSA, BSC 5 Start Audit, ISO45001
  • Deputising the SHEQ Director


About you:


  • Health and Safety Degree, Diploma, or equivalent
  • CMIOSH status
  • Health and Safety Management experience in technical environment (e.g. housing, construction, manufacturing, maintenance or facilities)
  • Experience of health, safety and environmental management systems (eg ISO45001, ISO14001)
  • Awareness of fire safety, wellbeing and environmental impacts and management
  • Good problem solving and project management skills
  • Working to tight deadlines
  • IT literate (word, powerpoint & exel)
  • Management of health and safety databases, portals and intranet


  • Good people management skills.
  • Able to influence and persuade staff at all levels
  • Practical and pragmatic approach to health and safety
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills - able to present to an audience and train others
  • ‘Can do’ approach and attention to detail
  • Well organised and able to work on own initiative
  • Live the Sage values



  • Health and Safety Degree, Diploma, or equivalent
  • CMIOSH status
  • Auditor or Lead Auditor qualification 

If you are interested in the role, please e-mail your CV to