Health and Safety Manager

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team and work as part of a growing business that is prepared to invest in your future.

Job Title: Health & Safety Manager

Salary: Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Location: This role will be based at HQ, Kilwaughter, Co. Antrim

Purpose: This is a stand-alone role aimed at attracting an individual who is energetic, ambitious and thrives in working in a demanding and dynamic environment. With multi-site responsibility, you will Business Partner your stakeholders to lead, advise and provide governance on all health and safety matters.

The focus of this role will be to deliver best practice and excellence through coaching and mentoring your Business Partners to maintain and develop a safety-first and continuous improvement culture, especially with operational management teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for health, safety, and well-being to deliver a safety-first culture across four sites
  • Management of BS ISO:45001 standard across all sites, ensuring Continuous Improvement
  • Responsibility for the management and implementation of rigorous risk management systems
  • Work in partnership with HR to ensure all health & safety training and education is implemented
  • Management of health & safety compliance schedule, internal audits and inspections to include hygiene
  • Set, monitor, report and communicate on KPI’s, weekly, monthly, and annually ensuring continuous improvements across all KPIs.
  • Manage reporting and investigation procedures for accidents and incidents and implement solutions to reduce and prevent reoccurrence.
  • Lead and implement behavioural cultural change programmes to deliver best practice and excellence in relation to all aspects of health & safety.
  • Work with Business Partners to implement the health & safety strategy incorporating education, culture, compliance and setting and improving behaviours and standards.
  • Develop and implement short, medium and long-term activities and innovative preventative programs for sustained health and safety performance and continually enhance the safety culture.
  • Provide advice specific to the business, acting as a technical expert to; direct, lead and coach site leadership to ensure Managers are focused on delivering a safe working environment.
  • Management of maintaining and continuous improvement of all health & safety policies ensuring that local legislation requirements are met by keeping up to date with legislation across all jurisdictions
  • Represent the organisation to external third parties (e.g. customers, contractors, HSENI)
  • Demonstrate resiliency and ambition to build and drive sustainable manufacturing excellence
  • Demonstrate a change instigator mindset to lead our continuous improvement and change culture

Kilwaughter Minerals Limited

Person Specification September 2022

Job Title: Health and Safety Manager





  • NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
  • NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Assessment Certificate
  • NEBOSH Diploma


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience gained in a manufacturing environment, operating at an Officer level
  • Experience of managing BS ISO:45001 standard
  • Thorough knowledge of current H&S legislation
  • Membership of IOSH
  • Knowledge of H&S Legislation for UK & Ireland
  • ISO Auditor


  • Strong Influencing & Persuading Skills
  • A change instigator who can take people with them
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organisational, planning and scheduling
  • Evidence of delivering and maintaining a continuous improvement culture
  • Strong interpersonal skills coupled with a sense of urgency
  • Computer literate with Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience in using Navision ERP system


  • Able to work flexible hours as required
  • Travel to sites across UK & Ireland
  • Normal colour vision
  • Possess a full current driving licence


  • An individual who can mix fun, cheer and enjoyment with being effective
  • Focused on health, safety and wellbeing, people performance and capability development
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about our customer experience, market segments and our reputation
  • A resilient individual who continually raises performance levels to achieve high performance
  • A values ambassador who leads by example and walks and talks our values

Interested in working for Kilwaughter Minerals? Get in touch.

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