Head of Health and Safety - Burnley

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Responsible for Health and Safety throughout the whole organisation, the role of the Head of Health and Safety is to provide leadership to continuously develop and improve H&S strategy and management programmes.

They oversee the whole health, safety and facilities operation to embed and maintain a culture of safety and well-being across a business. They also manage the selection and training of H&S personnel and the provision of H&S training and mentoring across the organisation.

The skills required

Integral to this position is the ability to drive H&S behavioural culture, ensuring the engagement and commitment of all internal and external stakeholders. The Head of Health and Safety will be a good team motivator and communicator with the energy and drive to deliver change and performance improvements effectively.

The Head of Health and Safety will contribute towards strategic planning in relation to health, safety and site management across the business and a known ability to drive improvement to planned objectives. They must be responsible for effective and efficient management and operation of health and safety policies, procedures, and systems in accordance with recent and relevant health and safety regulations and requirements

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Head of Health and Safety Jobs in Burnley

Whereas most northern towns with milling and industrial heritage are closely linked to a major city such as Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle or Glasgow, Burnley is something of an oddity thanks to its relative isolation. It’s a good 22 miles (34 km) to the centre of Manchester to its direct south, about the same distance west or Bradford and the next major settlement to its north is Carlisle, 80 miles (130 km) away. Its nearest neighbour is Blackburn, 10 miles to the west and roughly Burnley’s twin in terms of population (and its footballing rival).

Burnley started out as a market town, trading chiefly in wool and other farm products, until the Industrial Revolution, and particularly the canals, reached the town. When coal was discovered close by, the picture was complete. Before long the town was thriving, with wool mills and eventually cotton mills powered by steam engines making the town thunder with productivity. Inevitably, the mills were to gradually close down and Burnley went through a period of isolation and stagnation, particularly after the Second World War.

The town is, however, looking forward, and has attracted investment and jobs over recent years. Industrial estates have sprung up around the town, and perhaps because of the distance to large cities, Burnley has become almost self-sufficient when it comes to retail, with a bustling town centre and a host of chains setting up shop there. This all adds up to a positive story for those looking for Head of Health and Safety positions in the Burnley area.

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