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Manager – Health Safety & Environment


Job Details

Salary: Competitive
Hours: 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday
Location: Crawley, West Sussex
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 23rd May 2024

At Virgin Atlantic Airways, we believe that everyone can take on the world, and it's our vision to become the most loved travel company. As we embark on this next exciting stage of our journey, we're harnessing our spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation to challenge the status quo. 

In a nutshell

As Manager - HSE your role will be to deliver competent health, safety and environmental advice to the business in order to reduce the likelihood of accidents/incidents occurring and to ensure compliance with all relevant HS&E legislation, regulation and best practice both in the UK and overseas. 

Day to day

Respectively lead either the HSE Compliance or Auditing function, ensuring; 1) all oversight is maintained on all compliance related to HSE for VAA (including VAH), 2) all required HSE audits are completed either directly or indirectly. Note: the respective Compliance and auditing management functions are interchangeable.

In conjunction with, and as directed by, the Senior Manager HSE lead the end-to-end management and oversight of all VAA associated HSE risk, including maintaining close co-ordination between the respective roles (Compliance and Auditing).

Acting duty for and delegate (as required) for the Senior Manager HSE, including engagement and briefing of SLT levels and above.

Championing the promotion of safety and risk management and continuous improvement across the business in a pragmatic and enabling manner.

About you

Are you a NEBOSH accredited, Chartered IOSH professional with experience with implementing HS&E management into diverse organisations? If so, we think you would love this opportunity! 

  • NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent) and Chartered IOSH working towards Chartered Fellow
  • ILM qualification (or equivalent)
  • NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management (Level 3) certificate (or equivalent) 
  • Experience of implementing HS&E management within diverse organisations
  • Knowledge of HS&E legislative framework
  • Experience in the leadership and management of people
  • Proven experience in driving strategy and initiatives with little guidance and ability to be resolute in determining the outcomes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Integrity and independence with an ability to balance safety and risk against business and operational demands.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Ability to think analytically and creatively in order to arrive at effective solutions
  • Confident and positive approach. Ability to motivate, inspire and lead

Be yourself

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do our colleagues. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At Virgin Atlantic, we believe everyone can take on the world - no matter your age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs. We celebrate difference and everything that makes our colleagues unique by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. So that everyone at Virgin Atlantic can be themselves and know they belong.

To make your journey with us accessible and individual to you, we encourage you to let us know if you'd like a little extra help with your application, or if you have any individual requirements at any stage along your recruitment journey. We are here to support you, so please reach out to our team, ([email protected]) feeling confident that we've got your individual considerations covered.

Additional information

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