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UK&I HSE Manager

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

Job Introduction

The HSE Manager for GSK Account has responsibilities within the account and is part of a team of people based in the UK who are part of a global network. This is an important role which provides wide exposure to management, provides a unique opportunity to learn the company’s varied and diverse activities and has great opportunities for future career progression. 


The HSE group provides support to the UK operational teams working on the GSK account. To provide Health, Safety, Environment, Sustainability, Quality, Risk Management and Business Continuity Support including Insurance Claims support, advice and expertise to the contract, senior management, site managers and their operational teams. 

This position will support GSK sites in UK and Ireland where Sodexo provides services and will work with the Sodexo Health, Safety and Quality Manager in Weybridge, to ensure our teams are safe, healthy and our environmental impact is mimimised.    


Role Responsibility

  • Maintain an effective relationship with the Service Operations and Corporate Services HSE groups and regulatory authorities as required 

  • Maintain communication with key Sodexo and client personnel, monitoring HSE and food safety performance (via contractual and Sodexo required metrics) and providing support, advice and expertise to operational teams at all levels 

  • Provide expertise in Heath, Safety, Environment, Sustainability, Food Hygiene and Business Risk and advice and consultancy for Sodexo employees at GSK sites 

  • Perform audits of HSE compliance for all IFM services which Sodexo provide to GSK. These services include Distribution and Logistics, Document Solutions, GMP cleaning, Pest control, Lab services, Records services Catering, contract management, and facilities management  

  • Work with GSK and Sodexo teams to investigate, analyse root-causes and implement corrective actions where HSE deficiencies are discovered 

  • Present HSE related topics to Sodexo and GSK WREF management and produce reports as required 

  • Conduct training in HSE topics to the wider Sodexo operations team and third parties where necessary.  

  • Formulate, implement, monitor and review HSE improvement plans (including the setting of objectives, agreeing priorities and establishing adequate systems for performance management) to ensure implementation of legislative requirements and best practice 

  • Promote and develop a health, safety, environment and sustainability culture which secures effective implementation of policy, procedures and responsibilities 

  • Support the implementation of account mental health and wellbeing programs 

  • Support the deployment of HSE tools and systems on site  

The Ideal Candidate


  • Qualifications: A minimum of NVQ Level 4 in Occupational Health & Safety or equivalent 

  • Robust knowledge and understanding of Quality, Health & Safety, Environmental and Sustainability legislation & best practice. 

  • The candidate should also have a good background in auditing 

  • Sets and meets stretching goals & seeks long term improvement 

  • Engaged with using new IT tools and systems 

  • Reporting: Ability to write persuasive and effective reports and communications, which clearly define finding and their causes, and recommendations made 

  • Deductive Skills: The ability to systematically gather information from a variety of sources, understand information, identify implications of data, draw appropriate conclusions, generate viable alternative solutions to be question or problem, and evaluate the consequences of choosing each alternative 

  • As this role interacts with senior clients representatives, and senior Sodexo staff, excellent communications skills (verbal and written) are required, with an ability to recognise the values within different cultures and acknowledge different ways of working 

  • Full UK driving license 

 Profile of the candidate we are looking for: 

  • Experience in facilities management and working in a pharmaceutical environment is an advantage 

  • Food hygiene qualification 

  • Environmental qualification 

  • Commercial judgement and an understanding of wider business 

  • Project management experience 

Package Description

Up to £55,000 Depending on Experience + Benefits 

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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