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Safety Manager - Field Based - South East

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Permanent / Fixed Term


Closing Date:


Support Centre Location


More about the role

About New Look:

At New Look we all stand by our brand values; keep it simple, be brave, think customer, act with pace and take responsibility- That’s the New Look way!
Every person makes New Look the incredible place it is to work, and together, we’re unstoppable. Within our buzzing environment all our talented people work hard but we ensure some fun is thrown in too!
Fashion is personal and we want everyone to celebrate self-expression, helping our customers to look good, feel great and express themselves with fashion. 

At New Look we spend our days working to improve the way we do business , our only rule is that there are no rules and we want people who can make a difference, think big, think brave and aren’t afraid to make mistakes. 

Does that sound like you?

About the Role:

• Identify legislation and best practise, interpret, monitor, evaluate and review Health and Safety policy and practice, make recommendations to implement new policies and procedures as required.
• Ensure management systems and controls are in place within region to support a positive Fire, Health and Safety culture, taking commercial considerations into account.
• Carry out regular store inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented and correct standards are being maintained.
• Liaise with external authorities as and when necessary and take necessary action to prevent/reduce any formal action, liaising with relevant departments and reporting to Group Health and Safety Manager.
• Provide Store Manager with an action plan to enable them to follow up actions from the risk assessments according to priority.
• Ensure Stores Emergency Plan is relative and effective making amendments where necessary.
• Carry out Quality Check in stores on both Fire related and general health and safety to ensure the business priorities and policies are adhered to.
• Writing and delivering Fire & Health and Safety  training, continually monitoring and making recommendations for improvement.

About YOU:

• Must have relevant experience in a Fire Safety environment, have completed NEBOSH Gen Certificate in Health and Safety and NEBOSH Fire as a minimum.
• Must attend fire safety course periodically to ensure current and competencies are maintained 
• Needs to be aware of all other functional departmental activities and to work with them to achieve results.
• Must be able to influence and adapt behaviours depending on requirements ie coaching manager v discussions with authorities.
• Must appreciate needs of business and have commercial understanding and be able to implement solutions to achieve company objectives but within legislation and ideally best practice.
• Needs to be able to communicate at all levels; and for advice to be respected.
• Needs to quickly assess potentially serious problems and make an informed decision quickly.
• Effective team working and the ability to work independently using own initiative.
• Detailed knowledge of current fire and health and safety legislation and its application in a retail environment.


Why New Look?
At New Look we take pride in career progression, offering internal promotions to candidates who are ready to step up the career ladder.  We also offer everything from bonus schemes to season ticket loans that will make life a little bit easier for you - including a huge staff discount of 40%, holiday days and access to our New Look Rewards which include some amazing discounts across a number of different businesses.

Come join us and see it for yourself. You have to experience it to truly believe it.

Just one more thing:
We know that job descriptions do not always let your unique work history show- if you do not meet all of our requirements but you still think you’d be a great fit for this role… apply anyway!

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Please search for live opportunities or use the Register Interest facility to sign up for job alerts and/or leave your CV speculatively.