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Job description for Occupational Health & Safety Manager

As an Occupational Health & Safety Manager, you will be a leading figure on writing, updating, and looking after DE&S policy documents encompassing various areas of Occupational Health & Safety. Maintaining our Safety & Environmental Management Systems, while being a point of confident advice to aid the organisation. Proactively driving continuous improvement towards DE&S’ safety culture with innovative and progressive ideas. Delivering effective communications to inform and engage both internal and external stakeholders on subjects in your specialism.

Responsibilities for Occupational Health & Safety Manager

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead investigations, audits, and assurance reviews, identifying key learning points to drive continuous improvement.
  • Act as a focal point for H&S guidance and direction.
  • Embed OHS legislation and regulations to achieve compliance across your area of responsibility.
  • Act as competent advisor on fire safety management to deliver corporate compliance and continuous improvement.
  • Support the development and implementation policy, leading on specific aspects and topics.
  • Exploit responsibilities for data analysis; Performance Indicators, dashboard reporting and risk register maintenance.
  • Manage H&S communications to educate and drive improvement.
  • Supporting development and training needs where appropriate.

Person specification

To be successful with your application, you’ll need to show that you meet the following essential criteria:

  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent Level 5/6 qualification.
  • Relevant work experience across a similar role.
  • Professional Membership: hold or attain during employment Graduate IOSH

It would also be great if you can demonstrate any of the following desirable criteria:

  • Fire Safety Management Qualification
  • Lead Auditor Qualification

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competences and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

  • Conducting OHSEP Audit and Assurance Activities (Practitioner)
  • Conducting Risk Assessments (Practitioner)
  • Communicating & Influencing
  • Leadership


We’re pleased to offer a generous benefits package to support everything from your work-life balance to your bank balance, including:

  • 25 days’ holiday a year, plus 1 day a year up to 30 days, 8 bank holidays and a day off for the King’s birthday
  • A market-leading employer pension contribution of around 27 percent, an annual performance-based bonus, and recognition awards
  • Flexible and hybrid working wherever possible, to support your work-life balance (though some attendance to the stated site is required)
  • Access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, with plenty of opportunities and support for progression
  • A huge range of discounts including retail, sports, leisure, restaurants, gifts, days out, holidays, cinema, motoring, insurance, health care, gym memberships, and more
  • Up to six days of paid leave a year for volunteering
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave schemes, offering 100% pay for 26 weeks (after a qualifying period)
  • We champion a diverse and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and give their best. We believe that by harnessing the power of different ideas, experiences, and perspectives, we can achieve our ambitions, together. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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Job Details

Job title

Occupational Health & Safety Manager


£39,500 – £42,500

Contract type


Business area

Corporate Service Group

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time



Number of posts


Recruitment contact

Nick Heron – DE&S Talent Acquisition Specialist –

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