Head of Health and Safety - Lowestoft

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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 Lowestoft

On the north-eastern tip of Suffolk, 7 miles (11 km) south of Great Yarmouth and 21 miles (33 km) south east of Norwich, is the port town of Lowestoft. The town has a long history as a fishing and freight port town, and some of the earliest evidence of settlement in the UK has been found here. Unfortunately, the town's location and its harbouring of vessels and materials for the war efforts meant that it was bombed and shelled during both world wars, as was the case with many towns on the east coast.

Lowestoft got its railway link in the 19th century and this helped the town to boom as its trawlers' catches could be taken away to the cities quickly. The railway also stimulated other industry to set up there, as it made imports and exports simple by land and sea. Until the 1990s there were several multinational companies in the town, but they have largely gone now, and tourism plays a vital role – Lowestoft does have very attractive sandy beaches. Another well known industry was Lowestoft porcelain, which was among the finest in the world in its day.

It is not uncommon for Head of Health and Safety jobs to become available in Lowestoft and the surrounding area as the docks are still active, even if they are not at the same level as they were fifty years ago. There is still a major Birds Eye factory in the town, and the headquarters of Hoseasons Holidays is located there. Much employment comes from the oil and gas industries, too, and recently Lowestoft has become a key site for the manufacture of renewable energy equipment, from solar panels to offshore wind turbines. There is a population of around 65,000 and several ,moderately populated towns along the coast, which can all add up to a reasonably active logistics and supply chain sector.

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