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Head of SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality) - Dartford

Fusion Lifestyle
Dartford, Kent
£62,000 - £65,000
Closing date
20 Mar 2023
Head of SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality) - Dartford

Head of Safety Health Environmental and Quality- Hybrid Working/Dartford Head Office- 62k- 65k

Fusion Lifestyle is on a mission to bring health and wellbeing to communities across the UK. We are looking for a Head of Safety Health Environment and Quality to promote a culture of health, safety, continuous improvement and environmental effectiveness across the charity, its communities and operations.

Fusion Lifestyle:

We are a leading Sports, Leisure and Fitness operator and a registered charity with over 60 dynamic venues offering mainstream and specialist sports and leisure facilities. We also have some exciting brands such as INTENCITY (HIIT fitness studio concept).

The Role:

The Head of SHEQ will be in charge of monitoring all safety-related systems, including risk assessments and operating plans, and developing and leading the successful implementation of a sustainability strategy. The post holder will chiefly oversee the charity’s portfolio of external accreditations including ISO and Quest.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Advise the Leadership teams on the direction of audit/compliance and quality standards and, via reports and presentations, alert them to development in legislation and best practice
  • Define and manage statistics related to the Charity’s performance and ensure, through analysis of the information, a culture of safety, effectiveness and continuous improvement is developed
  • Develop detailed operational business improvement plans, which will ensure effectiveness and value for money in accordance with the company’s strategic aims and that meet contractual obligations
  • Ensure the charity is legally compliant with all health, safety and other relevant legislation
  • Oversee the continuous improvement and successful implementation of all safety and operational systems including normal operating procedures, emergency action plans, facility standards audits and risk management procedures
  • Monitor and investigate accidents, incidents, near misses and serious incidents to discover causes, identify trends and improve operational practice
  • Oversee insurance claims between management & broker
  • Conducting strategic analysis of energy usage to identify areas for improvement
  • Oversee the preparation and implementation of new energy saving and control initiatives and measure the performance of initiatives to ensure effectiveness
  • Develop a management plan to support operational teams in managing and reducing energy use
  • Leading on utility procurement and bill validation
  • Producing annual budgets for site utility costs
  • Produce action plans to improve performance where KPIs show deficiencies in current processes
  • Working with clients to achieve their carbon reduction goals, including the development of funding applications where applicable e.g. Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme
  • Develop and lead an effective EHS audit strategy
  • Establish positive relations with existing Clients and partners to gain confidence and become a trusted advocate
  • Oversee the successful management and retention of existing business accreditations such as Quest and ISO
  • Prepare and deliver in-depth reporting of own area of responsibility to the Executive Leadership Team and Board of Trustees


Experience/Skills and attributes:

  • Thorough and current understanding of relevant topics including civil and criminal law, health and safety management and technical advances (Essential)
  • Ability to interpret Health and Safety and other relevant legislation (Essential)
  • Ability to produce written policy and explain complex concepts succinctly (Essential)
  • Highly developed political awareness and reputation management skills (Essential)
  • Project management skills to enable the effective co-ordination of multi-disciplinary project teams (Essential)
  • NEBOSH or IOSH qualified/member (Essential)
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (Desirable)
  • Broad knowledge and experience in the leisure sector (Desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team of people (Desirable)
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills (Essential)
  • Demonstrated progressive leadership experience (Essential)
  • Active affiliation with appropriate networks and organisations and ongoing community involvement (Desirable)


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This job advertisement is not intended to serve as a full job description, and is therefore non-exhaustive. Upon securing an offer of employment, a copy of the job description will be made available to you. This may be amended from time to time, in-line with business requirements.  You may also be required to carry out other duties as reasonably requested by the Company.

Applicants who gain a 'conditional' job offer will be required to undertake appropriate checks and referencing before commencing employment. If the role you have been offered requires you to work with children or vulnerable adults or in an environment that deems necessary, the hiring manager will inform you if a DBS is applicable. If a DBS is undertaken your offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

In line with the Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Act, all applicants will be expected to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK if invited to interview. Fusion Lifestyle recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and we therefore welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community.

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