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Safety and Risk Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

What we are offering:

  • Competitive salary with bonus plan.
  • Monday to Friday working week.
  • Please see our attached benefits guide for all we have to offer.

What You’ll Do:

HMP Altcourse are currently recruiting for a Safety and Risk Manager to support the Operations manager and offer assurance that all safety requirements are in place. This strategic manager role would be suitable for someone who is hands on and strives to get things done. 

As the Safety and Risk Manager at HMP Altcourse, your role is pivotal in ensuring a zero-harm safety culture within the organisation. This includes meticulous attention to fire risk assessments in accordance with BRE/PAS 79 guidelines, as well as strict compliance with contractual fire evacuation targets. The primary objective is a significant reduction in the number and severity of incidents such as accidents, injuries, and fires. You will be at the forefront of ensuring that the organisation complies with relevant legislation and undergoes audits seamlessly, swiftly addressing any Safeguard red actions. The role also involves maintaining annual audits such as BSC 5-star audits, BSC International Safety Awards, and ROSA Awards, showcasing the organisation's commitment to safety standards.

The Safety and Risk Manager will also be responsible for ensuring that prison directors and senior management conduct regular auditable safety tours and inspections. The focus is on verifying that staff across all activities are effectively managing risks through up-to-date and comprehensive risk assessments, including those related to fire, COSHH, and manual handling. The ideal candidate will contribute to building a clear safety culture within all departments, promoting proactive safety management among managers, and providing tangible evidence of risk identification and control.

Please see the attached job description for a more detailed list of the main responsibilities. 

What You’ll Bring:


  • National H&S qualification (NVQ Level 5 or equivalent) 
  • NEBOSH Fire Certificate
  • Detailed knowledge of current fire, health & safety legislation
  • Proven recent experience and solid knowledge of in fire, safety, health and risk management systems.
  • Self-motivated with high performance and outputs achieved with minimal supervision.
  • Passion for being proactive and taking ownership for delivery of outcomes.
  • Ability to travel to other sites where required.
  • Confident at effective planning and organisation


  • Risk Management and Business Continuity Management training. 
  • BRE Fire Safety Risk Assessment certificate
  • Experience of implementing and maintaining Health & Safety and Quality Systems
  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 audit training.
  • PAS 79 Fire Safety Risk Assessments.
  • Member of IOSH

Whilst the ideal candidate would fit into the above points, we would implore applicants with the relevant transferrable skills to apply for this role, as you may still be a great fit! 

About Sodexo

At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better every day for everyone to build a better life for all.

Sodexo’s vision for HMP Altcourse is to develop a safe, stable, and progressive environment with modern facilities dedicated to reducing re-offending and enabling individuals to fulfil their potential. Every aspect of the prison is designed to help prisoners make meaningful progress in their sentence and personal development goals within a surrounding culture of rehabilitation. 

An opportunity too good to miss

As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, we operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day.

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions. And for that you’ll receive an excellent benefits package including access to gym facilities on site and a Blue Light card.

We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome and can be the best versions of themselves. We recognise that we’re on a journey with regards to diversity and inclusion and would therefore welcome applications from candidates from under-represented backgrounds.

If you have the ambition to build a successful career and the people skills to build successful relationships, apply now for a career that’s too good to miss.

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