Route Health & Safety Manager

Last updated 9 days ago
Location:West Yorkshire
Job Type:Full Time


Leeds, GB

Department Name

OA Route Director North & East (107760) G4

About Network Rail

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The Eastern region operates some of the busiest and most congested rail lines in the country, transporting large numbers of commuters to and from busy cities including Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Norwich, Cambridge and London.

Brief Description

There is an exciting opportunity to join us in a role that is vital to our success. We are looking for a Route Health & Safety Manager to join our team.

To lead the development and continuous improvement of activities necessary to provide world class health & safety performance in the Route and provide management assurance to the Route leadership team on the extent to which the Route is managing and reducing its health & safety risks.

About the role (External)

Role and Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

1.Contribute to the formulation and ongoing development of Route health, safety and quality strategies and plans, and supporting where appropriate, through constructive participation, any relevant company-wide programmes.

2.Lead the development and implementation of appropriate processes so the Route complies with legal obligations and national safety policies, and meets its responsibilities and targets for the management of safety.

3.Identify and keep under review all safety risks relevant to the Route and the controls put in place to lead the identified risks, advising the Director, Route Health Safety & Quality when controls become or are likely to become ineffective.

4.Support implementation of the company safety management system across all Route activities.

5.Engage with and contribute to the wider Network Rail safety leadership programme.

6.Act as the Designated Competent Person (DCP) for workplace accidents including providing experienced advice on accident and incident investigation tools, techniques and best practice. Direct the reporting of all accidents and incidents on the route and implement the Fair Culture processes.

7.Lead an effective strategy for investigation recommendations, mitigating the highlighted risks, and embedding within the Route the learning from incidents to eliminate the potential for repeats.

8.Support engagement with regulatory bodies, trades unions, customers and other stakeholders on safety matters specific to the route.

Are you?

    Able to demonstrate detailed understanding of safety and environmental management systems

      Able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the capability to influence the views of peers, more senior colleagues and other stakeholders

      Do you have?

        Significant successful experience in senior management roles

          Competent in safety, occupational health and at least working towards environmental management to NEBOSH Diploma level or equivalent

            Previous successful experience of leading safety, health, environmental and/or sustainable development issues

              Previous successful experience of leading teams in a complex, dynamic environment

                Understanding of accident investigation processes

                How to apply (External)

                Salary and benefits:

                  Salary of £65,480 - £73,665 (Band 2B) depending on skills, qualifications and experience

                    28 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays

                      £6,000 pa Car Allowance

                        My benefits - Our discounted online shopping site

                          A range of discounted offers including, childcare vouchers, healthcare offers - cycle to work, healthcare club discounted membership and other benefits

                            Subsidies of up to 75% on rail and underground season tickets

                              A choice of contributory pension schemes

                                2 weeks paid reserve leave for our Armed Forces community

                                **Please note that the advert closes on the 24th September and late applications will not be considered **

                                Oh, and by the way

                                We care deeply about welcoming people no matter where they're from, how old they are or what disability they may have. We encourage applications from every age, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, gender identity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, maternity or caring responsibility. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you!

                                We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential skills and experience detailed above. Network Rail positively embraces flexible working, recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life. We will consider all flexible working applications.

                                Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

                                If you like the sound of all that, we'd love it if you could submit your application online.