Director of Safety, Health and Wellbeing
Main Purpose of Role
Highways England has an ambition that no-one should be harmed while working to improve, operate and maintain the strategic road network. We believe that delivery of this ambition will require the transformation of the roads sector: what we do, who does it and how we do it.
Using experience from other sectors and working with the organisation and its supply chain, the Health and Safety Director will develop and execute the strategy to deliver this transformation and provide the operational health and safety support that will enable it to happen.PEOPLE MANAGERS
Be accountable for delivery and governance of the 5 Year Health and Safety Plan across the business; provide interpretation and support as appropriate. Embed safety as the first imperative across all areas of your responsibility. Recognise the behaviours that enable the culture change required to achieve the Plan and deliver the objectives of the organisation. Engage and collaborate as appropriate with the wider business, supply chain and other stakeholders to promote health and safety, recognising behaviours that bring the Plan to life and help us realise the vision. Support the evolution of a culture that follows fair rules effectively, welcomes the opportunities to learn from incidents and near misses, taking appropriate remedial action and holding people to account when necessary to ensure that the organisation’s objectives are achieved.Key Accountabilities
1. To lead the development of a health and safety strategy to deliver a transformation in safety performance within the roads sector that will deliver our ambition that ‘no one should be harmed’ when working on the strategic road network. It is expected that this will require:
o Establishing working relationships in other sectors, particularly utility, oil and gas, and chemical sectors.
o Close liaison and work with our supply chain.
o Working within the business to consider procurement, technical standards and processes.2. To lead the 50 strong health and safety division: providing expertise to the Board and Executive, providing competent advice and support to the wider business; providing leadership and delivering safety improvements through execution of our existing 5-year plan; and owning, developing and ensuring compliance against our Health and Safety Management System.Knowledge, Skills and ExperienceBusiness Knowledge
A proven track record of developing and implementing a high performance SH&W culture and delivering within a complex, multi-site and commercial environment.
Demonstrable evidence of engaging with key stakeholders at the highest levels (including internal management, supply chain, enforcement authorities and regulators) to achieve desired outcomes.Essential Functional / Technical Skills
Health and Safety Perspective
o Relevant professional qualifications eg CMIOSH and significant experience post qualification
o Extensive experience working in the leadership of safety on infrastructure projects and operational environments.
o Detailed understanding of the legal context and legislative framework around health and safety within, but not exclusive to, construction, maintenance and operation of the road network
Financial Ownership – Able to secure funding for delivery through a business case and through delivering a good pitch both internally and to our wider supply chain. Capable of prioritising programmes and projects and build a delivery vehicle (through collaboration with the supply chain).Personal Attributes /Competencies
Strong collaborator, communicating with stakeholders at all levels. Manages stakeholder’ expectations and facilitates high risk or complex discussions under constrained timescales. Speaks for and represents the health and safety community to large audiences inside and outside of the organisation.
Has the ability to evaluate projects and strategies and identify dependencies and blockers. Makes the right decision at the right time and feels empowered to make a good judgement call. Champions a no blame culture and willing to take measured risks and learn from mistakes.
Communicates a relevant and compelling story in the most appropriate medium. Provides recommendations about next steps. Is able to communicate negative and positive information to stakeholders.
Anticipates problems and knows how to prevent them. Understands how the problem fits into the larger picture. Articulates the problem and helps others to articulate the problem. Builds problem-solving capabilities in others.
Focuses on delivering timely performance with energy. Takes responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes.Key Financial Measures (e.g. specific size of capital / revenue budget, staff costs, sales budget etc) Expected to develop a programme of work (approximately £5m) but influence expenditure as part of wider procurement of several £Bn.
Key Contacts Highways England Board and Executive Safety Committees.
Supply Chain including our Collaboration Board and Engagement Council Highways England Board and Executive
Senior colleagues across Highways England (including Operations, Major Projects, Commercial & Procurement, Strategy & Planning) SES Executive and Divisional Directors
SES Portfolio Office
External suppliers and trade associations
National and international research and academic institutions
Transport Focus and the Office of Road and Rail)
Health and Safety ExecutiveTHIS ROLE WITH HIGHWAYS ENGLAND IS OUTSIDE IR35, LTD COMPANIES WELCOMECV Submission Deadline: Friday 13th October 2017 @ 15:15pm