Health & Safety Manager


Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Permanent – Full Time
€60000 - €70000 + Bonus and Benefits
Working Hours:
Sodexo Ireland Ltd - Dublin
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Facilities Management
Sodexo Segment:
ROI Corporate Services

Package Description

  • 20 days annual leave increasing to 25 with service
  • Free GP service
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Employee assistance program with counselling and life advice supports
  • Family leave options
  • Shopping vouchers
  • Training, development, and progression opportunities

Job Introduction

The Health & Safety Manager will take full responsibility for leading all aspects of developing, implementing and maintaining accreditation to agreed Sodexo and Client QHSE and other operating standards, Ensuring the sites operate within the demands of all relevant health, safety and compliance legislation and comply with all Sodexo and Regulatory policies, procedures and performance by working in conjunction with the Corporate Services Health, Safety & Risk Team to ensure compliance.  

They will ensure that these management standards add value to the contract and make it more efficient and effective in all operations. The role holder will provide leadership and act as a champion of best practice and will ensure that all integrated business management systems are standardised across the entire contract, liaising and working with the client & site-based managers to achieve compliance across all CPIs / KPIs / and other contract deliverables. The post holder will also act as lead internal auditor ensuring compliance to agreed QHSE processes and procedures within the business. 


Main Responsibilities

  • Implementation and use of Integrated Management System which is housed on SharePoint to maintain/demonstrate corporate certification to ISO 9001; ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001. 

  • Ensure the sites have relevant business continuity plans in place as required by Sodexo BCP Policy, working with Corporate Services Business Continuity & Risk manager as required. 

  • Manage the contract Risk Register and update JCAD (Sodexo mandated software system for risk) escalating uncontrolled red risks to contract management team and assist in developing mitigation programs.  

  • Provide regular reporting on progress of all QHSE objectives and exception reporting of issues and incidents to Contract Management Teams. 

  • Provide leadership to aid the management of supply chains and compliance with QHSE standards through audit and review of operating practice and systems. 

  • Ensure, roll out and manage a communications plan for all QHSE activities and legislative changes to ensure awareness of all staff. 

  • Ensure appropriate time and resources are provided to establish a compliant business and to identify any systemic weaknesses. 

  • Promote and develop a QHSE culture which secures effective implementation of policy, procedures and responsibilities throughout the Sodexo operational delivery on site. 

  • Formulate proactive plans to ensure that all Critical Performance Indicators (CPIs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are achieved. 

  • Management of Near Miss accidents; major RIDDOR investigations and follow up actions. 

  • Review of all lost time incidents to ensure lessons are learnt or measures introduced to prevent occurrence. 

  • Manage the arrangements for incident, accident and statutory inspections and enquiries, agreeing and implementing necessary changes. 

  • Management of site Action Plans following all Safegard inspections or any other internal / external audits. 

  • Manage and update monthly site H&S governance documents / reports within agreed timelines 

The Ideal Candidate

  • Sets and meets challenging goals & seeks long term improvement 

  • 5 Years Management Experience – min 10 years’ experience within H&S / FM Industry. 

  • Recognised H&S qualification (NVQ Level 6 / Diploma or equivalent). 

  • Internal Auditor (ISO 14001, 9001 & OHSAS 18001). 

  • Chartered member of IOSH (or working towards). 

  • Detailed knowledge of current QHSE legislation in Ireland. Knowledge of UK legislation an advantage. 

  • Excellent and proven operations/client relationship management. 

  • Robust knowledge and understanding of Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental legislation & best practice and appropriate industry specific qualifications (NEBOSH & IEMA, Auditor Training). 

  • Commercial understanding of FM Management contracts and operational business processes. 

  • Experience of development and implementation of QHSE systems and managing and maintaining external accreditations across an Integrated Facilities Management business. 

  • Previous experience of managing and maintaining client and stakeholder relationships including preparation and presenting to all levels of management.  

  • Able to produce concise information and accurate reports in a timely manner. 

  • Good organisational /communication skills.  

  • Ability to prioritise, work to tight deadlines, both prescribed and self-imposed. 

  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others. 

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