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Title:  Safety Manager

Job ID:  36441
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Weybridge
Professional area:  Human Resources
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, six years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

Learn more: jti.com


Join us in Weybridge as a Safety Manager

As Safety Manager you’ll lead the workplace safety portfolio and drive a unified approach across the UK to achieve best practice safety objectives and contribute to the goal of zero injuries by 2030.  You’ll be responsible for providing health and safety support and advice to key stakeholders across the business, ensuring a full understanding of requirements in a commercially focused way. You’ll also provide expert safety and driver safety advice for the UK locations and field sales force and develop strategies and solutions to assist in the management of Health & Safety compliance.


The Team

You’ll be part of a collaborative team of four, including a Inclusion Health & Wellbeing Advisor and an Inclusion, Safety & Wellbeing Administrator all reporting into the Diversity & Inclusion Wellbeing & Office Operations Lead Manager.


What you’ll do

  • Lead the, planning, co-ordination and implementation of all safety and driver programs, systems, policies and procedures within the UK.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review existing, new and upcoming health and safety legislation and ensure that the business has in place systems and procedures to meet legal compliance and business requirements. Make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement JTI's health and safety policy, standards, guidance, and Health & Safety management systems in order to prevent work related incidents, hazards, collisions, injuries, and illnesses.
  • Ensure that all H&S policies and procedures for the UK Market are compliant with relevant H&S legislation, codes of practice, UK best practice and JTI H&S Global Standards.
  • Oversee activities of local EHS Coordinators to ensure the effective communication and adherence to Company H&S Policies and Procedures.
  • Manage the risk assessment process for the UK Market activities, including generation of all new assessments, reviewing and monitoring effectiveness of controls.
  • Manage the UK quarterly EHS submissions, ASP submissions, Committees and external reporting requirements in line with legislative & Corporate requirements.
  • Maintain comprehensive incident, injury and occupational illness statistics with the assistance of the team.




The Skills you’ll need

  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent
  • Chartered member of IOSH 
  • Previous experience in leading and managing Health & Safety activities in the UK, ideally in a large FMCG or corporate environment
  • Minimum of 3 years in a safety role
  • Understanding of business functions & processes
  • Current knowledge of Health & Safety legislation is essential, including proven experience of creating and undertaking risk assessments
  • Excellent working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Project management experience is desirable
  • Proven experience of working cross functionally
  • An aptitude for problem solving
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritising and handling multiple tasks, whilst maintaining attention to detail
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills at all levels
  • Ability to work successfully in a close team environment


How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary of approximately £50,000-£57,000 per annum dependent on experience plus a company car allowance and London Weighting. We’ll also provide you with a comprehensive benefits package that’s flexible to suit you and your lifestyle including a discretionary bonus scheme and money to spend on a range of flexible benefits from share schemes to discounted gym memberships.


It is important to us that you have a good work life balance so to encourage this we offer flexible working, working from home and 25 days holiday per annum which you can buy and sell to suit your needs. We know how important the future is so offer a very competitive non contributory pension. For peace of mind for you and your family we also provide fully funded private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection and health screening. 



At JTI, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we’ll do everything we can to support you. 


Next Steps

Are you interested in applying? If so please apply with your CV and a covering letter highlighting your suitability for the role. 

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