Health and Safety Manager - Healthcare


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£40,000pa - £45,000pa + bonus and benefits
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Job Category:
Health & Safety
Sodexo Segment:
UK Healthcare

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

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Job Introduction

We are currently looking to recruit a QHSE Manager who can demonstrate strong Health and Safety compliance to join our team at Queen’s Hospital, Romford.

You will lead and develop the integrated management system, ensuring compliance with current health and safety legislation, approved codes of practice and company policies and procedures 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. Excellent communication skills will be key to your success as you work proactively with managers and engage with people at all levels.

We are looking for an individual with strong communication and influencing skills to provide technical and accurate advice and support to all staff to prevent incidents and accidents.

 Sodexo Healthcare is a leading provider of services to the NHS and private healthcare organisations in England. We provide quality of life services that improve patient and staff experience, raise standards and deliver financial benefits to our clients. We help to enhance the patient environment (including patient dining, cleaning/housekeeping, retail services), provide clinical support (equipment sterilisation) and manage technical estates teams (estates management, asset management, land maintenance and energy management).

Main Responsibilities

  • 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. Utilising the Sodexo management system policies and procedures, including risk assessment, accident prevention, health & safety initiatives and acknowledged personal responsibility.
  • Facilitate the maintenance and management of environmental health, safety and well-being through systems, audit/ inspection and the establishment of high standards and expectations on employees of service excellence and safety awareness behaviors / performance.
  • To promote compliance with the Sodexo Food Safety Management System for Health Care contracts and to ensure that all units are audited every 6 months through effective deployment of the Integrated Audit
  • 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 including the obligations and responsibilities of managers and employees; and provide comprehensive and practical advice to managers on best practice.
  • In conjunction with the Learning and Development Manager, assist in the delivery of comprehensive operational technical training to promote, develop and sustain a positive Health and Safety awareness culture throughout business operations
  • Coordinating and assisting with technical training and overall competency to management and employees with regards to the operational aspects of the food safety program, pest control, environmental, operational methods and personnel practices, and maintenance for food safety and hygiene /cleaning practices
  • Management of client relationships and expectations relevant to the job role. Maintain formal and informal communications with clients, Sodexo Healthcare HSE Team Executive, sub-contractors and customers. A positive pro-active approach must be made to the client as well as being supportive to their needs
  • Compliance to all company/contract, documentation, audits and administration procedures are carried out to the company standard
  • Legislative compliance, ensuring that all HSE aspects of the business are conducted in accordance with all relevant statutory requirements and Codes of Practice
  • To ensure that support is given to the Health and Safety and Quality Management team in ensuring the Food Safety Management system reflects current legislation, NHS best practice and company policy.
  • Investigation of Health and Safety &Food Safety issues within the contracts and if required Segment
  • To liaise with Local Authority Inspectors and enforcement officials as required.


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

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.