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Head of Health and Safety

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Position: Head of Health and Safety
Location: [City], [Town]
Position Type: Full-time
Department: Health and Safety
Reports to: [Name/Role]

About Us

[Company Name] is a leading retail brand dedicated to [briefly describe your company’s mission or vision]. With a commitment to providing exceptional products and services, we are seeking an experienced Head of Health and Safety to lead and enhance our health and safety programs across all retail operations.

About the Role

As the Head of Health and Safety at [Company Name], you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing health and safety strategies and policies to ensure a safe and compliant working environment across all retail locations. Your role involves collaborating with cross-functional teams, providing leadership, and ensuring the highest standards of health and safety are upheld.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive health and safety policies, procedures, and guidelines across all retail operations.
  • Lead the health and safety team, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure effective implementation of safety programs.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments and inspections of retail facilities to identify potential hazards and ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations.
  • Collaborate with store management to promote and enforce a proactive safety culture, ensuring all employees are aware of and adhere to safety protocols.
  • Investigate incidents, accidents, and near misses, and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Stay informed about changes in health and safety legislation and industry best practices, updating policies and programs accordingly.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of health and safety programs, implementing improvements as needed.
  • Oversee the development and delivery of health and safety training programs for retail employees.
  • Prepare and present regular reports on health and safety performance to senior management.

Knowledge and Skills Needed

  • Proven experience in a senior health and safety management role, preferably within the retail industry.
  • [Add required qualifications]
  • In-depth knowledge of health and safety legislation, regulations, and best practices.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to address health and safety challenges.
  • Familiarity with retail operations, including inventory management and customer service.

Person Specification

We are seeking a dedicated and results-oriented individual who is passionate about creating a safe and healthy working environment in a retail setting. The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Leadership: Proven ability to lead and inspire a health and safety team and drive a culture of safety.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills to convey health and safety information effectively.
  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to analyse data and trends to improve safety programs.
  • Collaboration: Work effectively with cross-functional teams and store management.
  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing priorities and emerging safety issues.
  • Attention to Detail: Meticulous in maintaining accurate records and ensuring compliance.

What’s in It for You

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement within a reputable retail brand.
  • Access to [specific perks, training or additional benefits your company provides].
  • Work within a team that is passionate about [mention company values or mission].
  • A positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Employee discounts on our products/services.
  • Contribution to the overall well-being and safety of retail operations.

Join our team at [Company Name] and play a crucial role in shaping the success of our health and safety initiatives across retail operations. If you have a passion for health and safety leadership and the skills to drive a culture of safety, we invite you to apply and be part of our dynamic organisation.

This template is flexible and can be customised to align with specific company details, such as location, reporting structure, and additional qualifications.

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