Health and Safety Director - Wigan

Health and Safety Director Jobs

Healthy and safety is a legal requirement for any business, especially in the logistics industry where heavy transport, warehouses, potentially hazardous materials and bulk goods are inherently dangerous if the correct health and safety procedures are not observed.

The role of the Health and Safety director is to assume responsibility for the promotion of excellence in professional practise of health and safety. As the focal point, this role will oversee the recruitment of H&S personnel on a continuing basis and the provision of HR support, training and mentoring across the organisation.

The skills required

The Health and Safety Director must have extensive experience health and safety within a particular field at high level positions and proven experience as a Health and Safety Director, a track record of being an excellent leader with experience of bringing together teams of professionals to deliver key objectives.

Integral to the positon of health and safety director is professional credibility, excellent influencing skills, experience in leading change and a clear understanding of the wider health sector and how it impacts service delivery.

Passionate about safety, well-being and legal compliance to be able to lead on H&S strategy development and delivery for the division. Experienced and effective in coaching H&S to internal and external stake holders while ensuring service level agreements and key performance indicators are met.

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Health and Safety Director Jobs in Wigan

Wigan could be the archetypal northern town, fulfilling practically every stereotype people might have of the region. It was a relatively sleepy farming and market town in between the minor cities of Manchester and Liverpool and then along came the Industrial revolution and everything changed. While most northern towns had a single trade, be it coal, mills, glass or engineering, Wigan got a bit of everything, particularly the first two. The canals and railways came to town and the population exploded, and Wigan became a real powerhouse in the region, with an estimated thousand mines running simultaneously.

And then, true to the script, the town went into decline as manufacturing went abroad or the demand for its produce waned. But the population of Wigan weren’t cowed by this. They diversified and the town is still thriving to this day. The Tote, Heinz, JJB Sports and Chinamex all have a presence here, and it’s also the home of Uncle Joe’s mintballs!

The town, which is situated between the M61 and the M6, has good shopping and employment, and has a lively entertainment sector, with revellers travelling miles for its night life. It also boasts two top-flight sports clubs: Wigan Athletic Football Club and the rugby league club Wigan Warriors. Ukulele and saucy song maestro George Formby was born in Wigan, as was 80s pop sensation Limahl (he of Kajagoogoo fame, not one of the other Limahls) and the band The Verve. Much-missed actor Roy Kinnear was born there too.

With great links to the major North West cities and towns, an active population of approaching 300,000 throughout the borough and a diverse employment status, Wigan is a great place to find a Health and Safety Director position.

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