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The White Company (UK) Ltd
Our Story From its inception in 1994, Chrissie Rucker's vision was to build a company that specialised in stylish, white, designer-quality items for the home that were not only exceptional quality, but also outstanding value for money. In addition to this devotion to simplicity, it was imperative the customer was put at the heart of everything and provided with a second-to-none shopping experience - and so The White Company was born.
Today, the company that began as a 12-page mail-order brochure has become one of the UK's fast-growing multi-channel retailers and a leading lifestyle brand with 60 stores across the UK and impressive global growth. The White Company also has a flagship store in the US - 155 Fifth Avenue NY plus concessions in selected Nordstrom stores, and a highly successful online business.
The Role The Health & Safety Manager will be passionate about leading their team to develop a strong Health & Safety culture across the business. The role will be responsible for all current processes, updating and reviewing these regularly and creating new processes by applying their knowledge of best practice.
Focused on creating a special and safe place to work, the Senior Health & Safety Manager will always lead by example and never shy away from making considered decisions and inspire the very best from their team. As a solutions focussed Senior Manager, they will always be looking for imaginative, innovative and efficient ways to promote the best possible outcome. To embody our PRIDE culture and take great delight in setting their teams up to bring this to life everyday through exceptional customer service.
What you'll be doing PROCEDURES
  • Provide regular, timely and pragmatic advice - both proactively and in response to queries
  • Lead the Company H&S meeting- taking into consideration legal compliance, company standards/policy and best practice
  • Develop committee reports and share data insight to the business
  • Develop existing and future safety management procedures
  • Ensure all Company H&S audits are completed in a timely manner, follow up on Action Plans and report back to the Company H&S meeting
  • Monitor and audit H&S standards in a variety of different locations.
  • Undertake Risk Assessments across all locations.
  • Ensure all H&S checks (both statutory and internal best practice) are set up and completed to an agreed timetable
  • Develop and maintain a robust Accident reporting system - using the data to escalate as needed, understand trends and move the business forward
  • Ensure we continue to develop and embed a true H&S culture across the business
  • To ensure we are always looking to improve on our CSR credentials and ensure we remain up to date with all our legal obligations.
  • Act as the SME and point of escalation for the business
  • Work with the L&D team to establish a core training matrix by role.
  • Ensure we are fully covered for Fire Marshalls and First Aiders across all sites
  • Facilitate and deliver regular training at different locations to a variety of different audiences - ensuring the culture of H&S is constantly alive
  • Keep personal professional development up to date - keeping IOSH membership up to date and valid
  • Responsible for all Company H&S policies - keeping them updated, regularly reviewed and effectively communicated
  • Responsible for the Company H&S statement - reviewing annually
  • Responsible for ensuring that the business has the required RA's and SSOW'sin place across the business and follow up on all areas that require attention.
  • Lead the Health & Safety team and agenda across the company to deliver an exceptional H&S experience across the company.
  • Responsible for ensuring continued development is in place for the team - including regular 121's, performance management, talent and career management.
  • Develop close working relationships with our People Partnership and Comms & Engagement teams to drive Health & Safety engagement and consistency across the business.
  • As a key member of the Senior Management team, this role will work collaboratively across all sites to champion H&S and ensure that this is at the forefront of the People Strategy
Key relationships
  • LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT - new starter set up and ongoing training needs
  • COMMS & ENGAGEMENT - delivering the employee experience
  • DC/Logistics - Safety management of DC operations
  • LP - escalation of any security related concerns/anti-terror training etc
  • PROPERTY - facilities management
  • RETAIL OPERATIONS - supporting the management of H&S in stores
  • EXTERNAL H&S CONSULTANTS - as required
Skills & Experience
  • Experience and a proven track record of delivering proactive H&S management systems
  • Recent experience of advising/supporting an organisation (Ideally retail) to understand and implement H&S legislation, translating these into companywide H&S policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and experience of working with enforcement officers and local authorities/agencies
  • Experience in leading a small team to deliver exceptional results
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and understanding of the impact of our brand across the office space
  • Strong written and oral communicator
  • Ability to develop and maintain great working relationships with all levels, both internally and externally (you will always be representing the business) in order for teams to work effectively together
  • Desire and ability to anticipate needs before they arise and to manage issues quickly, effectively and with confidence
  • Persuasive, proactive with a "can do" attitude
  • Microsoft Office - competent user
  • Ability to pick up systems quickly, making them fit for purpose and digitalising manual process
  • Minimum of NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety or equivalent
  • IOSH Membership
  • Able to travel as required
  • DBS clearance
What we'll offer you

At The White Company, we value our employees for always going the extra mile for every one of our customers; we reward this with great benefits and competitive salaries.
  • Discount -Up to 50% discount
  • Holiday - 25 days rising to 28 with length of service
  • Holiday Buy - opportunity to buy up to 5 days holiday
  • Perkplace Benefits Platform - offering a variety of discounts across wellbeing and lifestyle
  • Private Medical - with additional Babylon Digital Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme -enrolled on our Group Personal Pension schemes upon joining the business.
  • Bonus - In addition to our competitive salaries, all our permanent employees are entitled to join a discretionary bonus scheme.
  • Life Assurance -Following completion of three months service all employees of The White Company are covered by our life assurance plan.
Additional Benefits (Head Office only & covid permitting!)
  • Fruit basket daily
  • Tea and coffee provided
  • Flexi working approach - working hrs 9-5.30 finish at 5pm on a Friday and 4pm on Payday Friday. Core hours 10-4pm working a 37hr contract.
  • Working from Home - option to work from home on Mondays and Fridays
  • Social - Christmas party/social events throughout the year
  • Seasonal Sample Sales
  • Volunteer Day - with a charity of your choice
  • Great Location - Close to transport links - overground Shepherds Bush station /underground White City & Wood Lane stations. Westfield shopping centre with shops restaurants/bars/cinema and gyms
Note:This outline is to be used as a guide only. Changes in this Job Description may occur as the department changes and grows...... click apply for full job details
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