Head of Health and Safety and Quality Management

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Head of Health and Safety and Quality Management 


Hybrid working – Reading, London, Home working

The Role:

MBNL have an opportunity for a Head of Health and Safety and Quality Management to join us on a permanent basis. This is a key leadership role within the organisation where you will lead and proactively manage the function while owning and continuously improving the strategies, systems, and processes. 

If you are a Healthy and Safety professional with a focus on implementing visions and strategies then we would love to hear from you. 

What you can expect to be doing:

  • Responsible for the leadership and proactive management of Health and Safety.
  • Accountable for owning and the continuous improvement of the strategies, systems, processes (including defining standards, monitoring, analysis, forecasting, planning and reporting), controls and capabilities required to manage Health and Safety on behalf of MBNL, EE and Three.
  • Accountable for the leadership and proactive management of Quality
  • Accountable for establishing, owning and the continuous improvement of the strategies, systems, processes
  • Responsible for working collaboratively with MBNL, EE, Three and delivery / operations eco system to establish and drive best Health and Safety and Quality Management practice.
  • Responsible for the proactive management of all Health and Safety and Quality Management interdependencies, risks and issues. 
  • Responsible for forecasting, authorising, and management of CAPEX and OPEX spend through the MBNL governance and commercial processes including the proactive identification and implementation of cost optimisation initiatives.
  • Accountable for the leadership, performance management and development of the Health and Safety and Quality Management team.
  • Responsible, in conjunction with the MBNL Finance team, for the proactive management of Health and Safety and Quality Management budget in accordance with MBNL policies.
  • Define, build and grow MBNL’s culture: understand what drives high performance, engagement and delivery.
  • Be an active member of the Business Leadership Team, create, deliver and embed change initiatives that positively drive performance and engagement.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of implementing visions and strategies
  • Expert knowledge of health and safety legislation, obligations and best practice. 
  • Significant and extensive experience of establishing and leading large-scale safety, environmental and quality management systems.
  • Strong safety and quality culture background in a large cross functional organisation.
  • Extensive knowledge of quality management systems, methodologies and principles.
  • Significant experience of managing retained resources and working with partners to deliver large and highly complex programmes of work safely to agreed time, cost and quality targets.
  • A proven track record of bringing industry best practice into an organisation and using this to drive continuous improvement.
  • Extensive experience of motivating, monitoring and improving performance of outsource partners.
  • Strong experience of managing the natural tensions between customer, commercial and technical requirements.
  • Strong experience of working with, briefing and influencing senior members of leadership teams.
  • A proven track record in leadership, creating positive climates, articulating a vision, managing change and inspiring people.
  • A proven track record in continuous improvement and an understanding of how to lead and manage high performance teams.

MBNL – building strength through inclusion

At MBNL we embrace equality, diversity and inclusion.  People are at the heart of everything we do and collectively we strive to create an environment where everyone can flourish.  By fostering an inclusive environment, we are championing each other’s uniqueness. 

Inclusion & Diversity within MBNL will unlock innovation and continue to evolve how we work, to help us deliver world class infrastructure for our Shareholders and their customers.

We will work creatively to offer flexible working arrangements, (like non-standard hours, part-time, remote working). We want to support you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.

MBNL are proud recipients of the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award, and Disability Confident accredited.

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