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Environmental Health & Safety Manager – UK

Job Category:Facilities
Location(s):Ilminster (UK), Torquay (UK), Field Based (UK and ROW)
Closing Date:December 31, 2024

Environmental Health & Safety Manager – UK


Competitive Salary on Offer plus benefits

G&H is a world leader in optical designing, testing and manufacturing. As experts in the technology of light, G&H works with customers to provide optical systems, assemblies, and components for demanding applications. We are looking for an Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for the UK. This role will be covering our 5 UK sites; HQ in Somerset, two manufacturing sites in Devon, one in Kent, and an R&D Hub in N.Wales (Candidates will ideally be situated in a commutable distance to Ilminster or Torquay). As our HSE Manager you will be responsible for developing local site H&S primes to implement HSE programs, procedures, and education initiatives focused on compliance assurance, incident reduction, and risk mitigation. Longer term aims of the role include Initiating and coordinating Environmental emission reduction projects and working with US counterpart in sharing best practice to the wider group, and implementing ISO 14001 across the UK sites.

Responsibilities include;

Occupational Health & Safety

Support business strategy to ensure all HSE directives, policies, and initiatives are effectively incorporated at site level

Advise on the development, implementation, and execution of HSE annual objectives

Advise on appropriate strategies for implementation of new or revised policies

Undertake annual audits/inspections of the sites in line with ISO 45001 as part of best practice (including inspections of machinery, equipment in use, and work systems in operation)

Identify HSE training needs and develop appropriate resources, and execute training sessions for employees

Advise on investigation of HSE incidents at the site. Where necessary, lead investigation process and/or collaborate with appropriate Human Resources staff on serious incidents

Partner with Human Resources to monitor the status of all potential Liability claims

Advise on and conduct risk assessments and ensure systems are in place for effective corrective actions

Establish and monitor HSE Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in conjunction with sites

Assess and recommend appropriate H&S software tools and applications to enable cost effective standardisation of working practices

Ensure procedures are in place for records which enable adherence to corporate polices and/or regulatory requirements

Advise the relevant staff on HSE requirements in the design, introduction, use and decommissioning of manufacturing processes, equipment, and materials


Ensure a standard procedure is in place across all sites for environmental permits and program requirements

Undertaking energy assessments to ISO 50001 and establishing GHG reduction plans

Lead implementation and management of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

Working with Supplier Quality Engineers to incorporate any flow down requirements

Recording and analysing consumption and emissions data to meet with SECR (Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting) requirements

Facilitate the inputs for the Quarterly Exec. and monthly EH&S Reviews

Ideal candidates will have the following attributes;

Ideally holds Bachelor’s degree with ~5 years HSE experience in a manufacturing setting

In depth knowledge of HSE regulations including Health & Safety Executive standards and local requirements

ISO 14001 – Internal auditor or Lead assessor qualified

Ideally has Knowledge and experience with, and systems such as ISO 45001, ISO 50001.

NEBOSH certificate / diploma

Multiple site experience would be an advantage

Excellent organisational skills and good capability in Microsoft office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

As well as a competitive salary and training, company benefits include;

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Company pension pays 6%

Company bonus scheme

Health Cash Plan