Health & Safety and Compliance Manager

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  • Job Reference: PR/000784
  • Job Title: Health & Safety and Compliance Manager
  • Location: London with occasional UK travel
  • Basic Salary Range: Up to £45,000 + Benefits & Opportunities
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted 3 years ago
  • This position has been filled

Maxwell Stephens have been assigned by a well-recognised media company to recruit a Health, Safety and Compliance Manager to play a key role in mobilising a new flagship HQ.

The new flagship HQ will achieve BREEAM excellent status and the HSE Compliance Manager UK&I will also be charged with ensuring they deliver against their associated obligations.

About the client:

Our client is a very exciting, creative and dynamic International Media agency based in London near Oxford street. Their offices offer a lively and welcoming place to work with their people being at the forefront of what they do. This client can provide solid foundations for building a professional career in an exciting company where people are encouraged to learn, develop new skills and progress their careers. They are looking for an inspirational, experienced, charismatic and highly skilled H&S professional to lead the compliance and assist the facilities team by taking responsibility for and enhancing H&S for the UK & Global Head Office’s.

As the Health & Safety and Compliance Manager you will be responsible for the UK & Global Head Office guidelines and you will play a significant role as the face and voice of their business and will lead by example demonstrating the highest levels of service and compliance. You will also play a leading role ensuring the Head Offices are well maintained, well presented, safe, and secure.

The UK & Global Head Office in London will be moving to new flagship, state of the art headquarters in Q1 2022 and this successful candidate will work as a key part of the wider PFM team and the Director of PFM in mobilising the new premises.

From the client:

“The focus is on the right individual, with the right calibre and with the right seniority/experience – we are building a professional FM services team that needs to be watertight focussing on compliance, process and service delivery. The environment is a very diverse & dynamic Media agency and so this approach to FM & HSE needs to be embedded, while operating under the ‘skin’ of the business but importantly without changing the dynamic nature of our business or stifling creativity…


The role is to lead H&S and Environmental for our Head Office (2 sites opposite each other comprising circa 200,000 sqft.) We are focussing on bringing the service delivery model up to a professional standard and need a strong charismatic individual with great personal skills but an aptitude on how to manage things properly, efficiently, compliantly and in a robust manner.

There is a clear opportunity to develop as we are building a state of the art building nearby which will consolidate all of our London based brands. We will be sole occupiers of the 330,000 sq ft award winning, BREEAM outstanding building next to Facebook in Triton Square by Warren St in the West End. The successful candidate will play a key part in mobilising this site and running it when we have moved over”.

Key Responsibilities

  • Achieving and maintaining appropriate H&S Management system accreditations
  • Maintaining and expanding Environmental Management system accreditations in line with Global environmental strategy and the Social Impact function
  • Supporting or where necessary undertaking risk assessments for high profile/large scale or high-risk activity
  • Supporting bids, PQQ’s, RFI’s and winning work for the business

  • Developing and working with regional office leaders and Office/Facilities Manager as appropriate to ensure all activities are suitably risk assessed, and brands and locations are regularly audited with non-conformities logged to ensure compliance and provide accurate UK Market & local, Exec/board level HSE reporting
  • Ensuring their people are competent and fully trained in HSE to undertake their duties as required
  • Developing systems and processes at a market level for implementation at a local level and supporting the implementation process through to completion. Alignment with UK Market level policy and systems is the responsibility of local management. However, the HSE Compliance Manager UK&I is responsible for ensuring alignment and where required providing expert advice, support and consultation as the UK&I HSE subject matter expert
  • Responsible for delivering an annual UK&I audit programme of all activity and areas of the business and ensuring the responsible persons

Person Specification

  • Experienced internal auditor, qualification preferred
  • Experience of integrated management systems
  • Project management
  • Knowledge of market technology, working practice and solutions
  • IEMA Practitioner preferred
  • Train the trainer experience



  • Health and Safety qualified – minimum NEBOSH National General Certficate (NGC) or equivalent required
  • Demonstrable experience working with OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 H&S management systems
  • Full understanding and knoweldge of the Health and Safety at Work act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (the Management Regulations)
  • Incident/accident investigation and reporting
  • Workstation assessment training
  • Risk assessment training
  • Demonstrable experience working with ISO14001 EMS
  • Experience of ESOS and working with other environmental legislation
  • Demonstrable experience around carbon footprint reporting
  • Ability to influence people and experience working across a diverse UK portfolio

To be considered for this role, send your CV to without delay.