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Health & Safety Manager - Bury, Greater Manchester

JD Gyms
Bury, Greater Manchester
Closing date
3 Aug 2024

Health & Safety Manager - Bury, Greater Manchester

Established in 1981 with a single store in the Northwest of England, the JD Group is a leading omni-channel retailer of Sports Fashion, Outdoors and Gyms with over 60,000 colleagues and over 3,400 stores across several retail fascias in over 30 markets around the world.

JD Sports Fashion Plc was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1996 and has been a FTSE100 publicly quoted company since 2019 and continues to grow in the UK and internationally.

We want to be the leading global omnichannel retailer in the sports and outdoor industry. To be a part of this successful company and help us to achieve this you will have the desire to ingrain our strategic goals of being a people-led, innovative and customer-focused organisation which provides operational excellence whilst identifying new areas of growth as part of our day to day objectives.

JD Gyms Group

JD Gyms Group is a leading fitness brand with a strong commitment to the well-being of our members and colleagues. We provide a safe and supportive environment in all our gym and swim facilities nationwide. We are seeking a highly skilled and strategic Health and Safety Manager to join our team and ensure the highest standards of health and safety across our organisation.

Role Overview

As the Health and Safety Manager at JD Gyms Group, you will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing comprehensive health and safety strategies, policies, and procedures. You will empower our managers and colleagues with the knowledge and tools necessary to maintain a safe and secure environment, promoting the well-being of our members and colleagues alike.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic Planning: Develop, implement, and continuously improve health and safety strategies aligned with organisational goals and industry best practices.
  • Policy Development: Create and enforce health and safety policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations.
  • Empowerment: Empower managers and colleagues with training, resources, and support to foster a safety-conscious culture throughout the organisation.
  • Compliance: Monitor and ensure compliance with health and safety regulations, conducting regular audits and inspections across all gym facilities.
  • Incident Response: Develop and maintain effective incident response protocols, conducting thorough investigations and implementing corrective actions as needed.
  • Data Analysis: Analyse health and safety data to identify trends, areas for improvement, and opportunities to enhance the overall safety performance.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Collaborate with internal stakeholders, external agencies, and regulatory bodies to promote a positive safety image for the organisation.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Develop and maintain emergency response plans, ensuring all employees are trained and prepared to handle various emergency situations.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified to NEBOSH Diploma level or equivalent.
  • Good experience in health and safety management in the fitness or leisure industry.
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing successful health and safety strategies in a national organisation.
  • Exceptional communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • A genuine enthusiasm and passion for Health and Safety and an ability to engage with colleagues at all levels.
  • The role will involve frequent travel within the UK.

We know our employees work tirelessly to make JD Sports the success it is today and in turn, we offer them some amazing benefits:

  • Free parking
  • Incremental Holiday Allowance
  • Staff Discount On JD Group and other brands within the organisation
  • Pension Scheme
  • Personal development opportunities to learn and develop at work.

Due to the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it takes time to review them all. If you don't hear back within two weeks of you applying, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful on this occasion

Applications that meet the skills criteria will be contacted for a 1st stage meeting with the talent team. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview with the hiring manager.

Thank you again for your time.

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