SHE Manager

Last updated 9 days ago

SHE Manager

Would you like to be part of the SHE Team that guides the world’s largest defence programme in the very heart of British military aircraft development? We currently have a number of vacancies for a SHE Manager available within the BAE Systems Air Sector SHE Team based at our site in Samlesbury.

As a SHE Manager, you will provide specialist SHE advice relevant to a specific area of responsibility, however there are a number of common requirements for all of the roles available. Whilst the role is challenging and wide-ranging, you will be part of a wider team of SHE professionals, and you can expect to be provided with a high level of support and development to ensure you are equipped to meet the challenges that the role provides. The SHE team is responsible for developing SHE strategy, policy and suitable systems; advising and helping the business in operational areas in a wide range of aspects (assembly, maintenance, technology, plant installation) and conducting assurance / providing performance reports to management. You will be advising on all aspects of safety, health, environment to help support the air strategic objectives and maintain ISO45001, ISO 14001 and ISO50001.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work with a broad range of stakeholders in a challenging and varied role where no two days are the same. You will also have the opportunity to shape and influence SHE within a well-established and successful business working within a highly professional and supportive SHE function alongside highly skilled professionals.

Your main responsibilities as a SHE Manager are as follows:

Supporting the development and/or deployment of the Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) strategy and objectives for the business and / or specific site(s).

Providing competent and comprehensive SHE advice, systems and assurance for a business or site(s), enabling them to successfully manage SHE and to achieve company strategic goals.

Managing a team of SHE professionals

Supporting effective SHE regulatory engagement for their business or site(s)

The role may be focussed on a specialist area of safety, health and/or environment, such as governance, culture, construction / infrastructure safety, environmental management, etc.

Driving a range of complex programmes, requiring the job holder to plan, deliver and deploy appropriate SHE interventions in support of business aims where stakeholders can be variable and broadly ranging in terms of seniority

Your skills and qualifications:


One or more of the following QCF/NQF Level 5 (or higher) SHE qualifications:

  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational
Health and Safety
  • Level 5 NVQ in Occupational Safety and Health
  • Level 6 NCRQ Diploma in Applied Health and
  • NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management or
IEMA Diploma
  • Safety, Health and/or Environmental Honours
Degree (Bachelors or Higher)
  • Equivalent qualification in Safety, Health
and/or Environmental subject

A comprehensive technical understanding of safety, health and environmental management standards and practice

Has appropriate experience post-qualification in applying SHE knowledge and processes in work-related situations (10 years+).

An experienced SHE professional with a strong understanding of SHE requirements, internal and external best practice and able to bring their experience to articulate these in order to influence those in key roles in the organisation

A good understanding of the operating environment (including Lines of Business, Programmes, Functions, Site(s) and customers), and a contemporary view of their deliverables and strategic aims, the challenges that they face, and the developments which they are planning and enacting (I’m not sure anyone outside of the organisation will have this knowledge)

An in-depth knowledge of the specialist safety, health and environmental topics relevant to the specific role will be required.


Chartered membership of an appropriate professional safety, health and/or environmental institution is desirable

What we're looking for in you:

A strong ability to influence and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders across all levels of the business and site, as well as externally with regulating bodies

Ability to demonstrate integrity, credibility and maturity to gain the confidence and respect of others

The capability to solve problems and make decisions in a dynamic way

The ability to draw upon previous experience to resolve problems for complex situations is essential

Effective communication skills with the ability to negotiate internally and externally across a range of levels and with high-level sensitivity to multiple audiences

Experience in managing people, in order to effectively lead a team of diverse talent and experience of managing a diverse range of SHE projects within a changing environment, delivering within budget and to agreed timescales.

Location: Samlesbury

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today.You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.