3 Month FTC Area HSES Officer - Maidstone

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As a business, Hermes is driven by our four values of Do the right thing, Dare to be different, Strive for more and Be Customer Obsessed. We run our business by these values and they are reflected in all of our roles including our 3mth Fixed Term HSES Officer – Maidstone position.

Job purpose:
Reporting in to our HSES Manager, you will be at the forefront of continuing the implementation of legislative Health, Safety & Environmental policies and internal Hermes policies. You will Business Partner with the Operation Managers and Compliance Manager for your sites to ensure that your sites not only meet all current HSES legislation but are pro-actively encouraging HSES best practice.

About the Role:
You will assist in both the creation & implementation of all new Risk (Health & Safety, Environmental, Dangerous Goods) policy, processes and procedures, initiatives & other mandatory processes such as quality ISO901 and Environmental ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001.

We operate a very pro-active HSES team and this is shown in our gaining of the ISO 9001/14001 transition standards 5 months early & ahead of many logistic businesses. You must be of a similar mind-set to be successful in this role.

You have to be a confident and articulate communicator as you will be responsible for building strong working relationships with your stakeholders; as you will deliver planned initiatives identified in the National UK HS&E Plan via pro-active and practical approach to all Risk matters.

To build those strong working relationships, there is the expectation that you will be on site at least twice a month so a full driving license is necessary for this role. Your area of responsibility will predominantly be between Maidstone and Gatwick across Kent & West Sussex with other travel at business requirements. So being within a commutable distance of these sites would be preferred.

Because of the 24/7 nature of our operation, this is not a Monday-Friday, 9-5pm position. To support your sites fully, there will be occasions when you will  be on site across the night shift and potentially weekends as needed.

Ideally, to be successful in this role you will have experience of managing the HSES policies and implementation of them in a Logistics, FMCG or Manufacturing environment, either multi or single site. You will have IOSH and NEBOSH qualifications and the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels.

Minimum 2 years in an operational role inc Health and Safety role
Strong numeracy and literacy skills - essential
IOSH/NEBOSH qualifications – essential
MH train the trainer – preferred
RTITB FLT train the trainer – preferred
Support the UK HS&E Manager in compiling & keeping up to date the Hermes UK HS&E Procedures Manual
Support, advise & practically promote HS&E to staff at all levels in fulfilling their responsibilities under the Policy
Provide specialist expertise in interpreting & applying health & safety law where workplace scenarios arise
Provide advice on the design & implementation of suitable risk management systems & advice in the selection of physical control measures
Undertake regular visits to all locations in their allocated area to carry out site audit, provide HS&E training support or the review of performance to targeted subject matter
Continued emergency preparedness & same day competent response
Collate all accident reports as provided by locations, carrying out the analysis to produce the necessary recommendations to correct any identified needs or to correct any adverse trends
Completion of significant accident follow-up investigations across all locations & activities within their control, imposing clear & precise corrective measures to ensure accident reduction
Accompaniment any local enforcing authorities during visits to Hermes premises
Lead an effective management of HS&E related personal liability claims, link between insurers & Hermes location
Competitive Salary
Company Car or Car Allowance
26 Days Holiday entitlement + Bank Holidays
Opt in benefits
“To all recruitment agencies: Hermes does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Hermes employees or any other organisation location. Hermes is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes
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