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Health and Safety Manager

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Job Introduction

Our UK Healthcare segment have a fantastic opportunity for a Health and Safety Manager to join our talented and hard working team based at Queen's Hospital, Romford.

Sodexo Healthcare work by the side of healthcare organisations in both the public health (NHS Trusts) and private healthcare sector, using science, technology and global experience to enable human-centred care.

You will lead and develop the integrated management system, ensuring compliance with current health and safety legislation, approved codes of practice and company policies to ensure that service excellence is delivered.

You will liaise with managers to establish and maintain safe systems of work, providing a safe environment for all colleagues, patients and visitors.

You will be an excellent communicator as you work proactively with managers and engage with people at all levels. 

You don't just join Sodexo, you belong

Join Sodexo and you become part of a worldwide, extended family. Team spirit is strong and encourages people to stay long-term. You can bring your whole self to work every day and we cant wait for you to join the team! 


Role Responsibility

  • Develop and lead the operation and promotion of an integrated management system, encompassing a pro-active environmental, health and safety culture across the operational teams. 
  • Facilitate the maintenance and management of environmental health, safety and well-being through systems, audit/ inspection and the establishment of high standards and expectations 
  • To promote compliance with the Sodexo Food Safety Management System 
  • To report on the performance of the Food safety audits Management review meetings, and use this as a forum for any improvements.
  • Advise on matters relating to the Environment and Health and Safety at work
  • Coordinating and assisting with technical training and overall competency to management and employees
  • Compliance to all company/contract, documentation, audits and administration procedures are carried out to the company standard
  • To ensure that support is given to the Health and Safety and Quality Management team
  • Investigation of Health and Safety &Food Safety issues within the contracts and if required Segment


The Ideal Candidate


  • Certification to Level 6 Health and Safety Qualification (or to be met within agreed timescale)
  • Experience in soft FM safety management
  • EHO experience
  • Good organizational and communication skills and production of concise information.
  • Ability to prioritise, work to tight deadlines, both prescribed and self – imposed.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships at all levels.
  • Experience of managing food /health & safety safety in a similar environment
  • Able to demonstrate achievement of continuous improvement in the workplace
  • Experience of presenting at client review forums and completing relevant information


  • Diploma in Food Safety and Food legislation.
  • Cert In Environmental Management
  • Commitment to HSE management and experience within an HSE role
  • Certification to NEBOSH General Certificate

Package Description

£40,000pa - £45,000pa + excellent bonus and benefits package

Location: Queens Hospital, Romford


Work Pattern – 40 hrs pw Monday to Friday with flexibility as required

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more!

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.  

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations. 

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.


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