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EHS Business Partner

Company: MAXIMUS
Location: Westerville
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Description & Requirements

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Maximus is a global organisation that specialises in providing health and employment services to millions of people every year. Here in the UK we employ around 5,000 people across the country to deliver services that have a profound impact on people's lives. From assessments and health services to employability programmes and specialist support, we do work that matters with people who care.

To ensure MAXIMUS UK Services is fully compliant with UK Environmental health and safety legislation through the delivery of the health, safety and environment strategy and tactical plan across the business. Minimising risks and making all working environments a safe place across the UK by ensuring compliance with safety legislation and that safety policies and practices are adopted and adhered to.

--- Act as SME operational support for regional/Divisional area. Develop and drive the Environmental Health and Safety plan for the division in pursuit of HSE excellence.
--- Provide risk assessment and risk mitigation support for new contracts and site locations.
--- Lead on safety culture improvement activities for your area of responsibility, driving a positive safety culture across the organisation as well as ensuring the timely delivery of associated underpinning action plans, tools and operational programmes.
--- Supporting operational teams in achieving adherence to consistently high standards of Environmental, health & safety through audit and monitoring activities to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented to ensure working practices are safe and comply with legislation and Certifications.
--- Provide EHS assurance to new Bids & Projects including implementation planning and embedding of associated EHS management processes eg risk assessments and safe operating procedures.
--- Act as lead for Lone Working risk mitigation - SoloProtect device Management, assessing contract risk, implementation of devices ensuring SoloProtect experts appointed, trained, and effectively managing usage.
--- Plan and undertake internal ISO certification standard audits, assess audit results, analyses non-conformities, and monitor corrective actions until closure.
--- Analysis of opportunity for improvement to define/promote advances in operating procedures and company processes.
--- Summarize and discuss key observations and audit issues with the site/ EHS Board and the Head of EHS.
--- Report on Critical and Major risk action items as and when required by the Head of EHS.
--- Accountable for Accident/Incident Management for assigned area/Division- Ensure recording, investigation, route cause analysis and remedial actions implemented. Escalated in accordance with serious event protocols to include RIDDOR reporting to the Health & Safety Executive.
--- Define and implement safe operational procedures for new contracts identifying and considering all relevant hazards.
--- Governance: Divisional Boards - Lead and develop effective stakeholder relationships, Produce Internal reports that highlight areas of risk, review emerging trends, agree actions for improvement or mitigation required, track to completion or escalate where high risk or actions not complete.
--- Advise and provide support to Directors, senior Managers, Supervisors and colleagues.
--- Management of high-risk Unacceptable Customer Behaviour (UCB) incidents (physical violence and/or weapons present), follow up, mitigation, investigation action monitored to closure.
--- Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all Health and Safety
Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the industry we operate in.
--- Being able and willing to travel distances as directed to support MAXIUS UK Services businesses across all contracts and geography as required

Qualifications and/or Experience
--- NEBOSH Diploma
--- ISO 14001/45001 audit experience
--- Previous experience in a similar role/multi-site environment
--- Stakeholder Management
--- Previous multi-site experience is ideal.
--- Grad IOSH or working towards
Individual competencies
--- Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with peers and senior management.
--- Strong interpersonal skills specifically around listening, questioning, and building relationships.
--- Influencing and negotiation skills that promote understanding, commitment, and action.
--- Strong written communication skills with the ability to produce clear accurate reports, statistics and documentation.
--- Accuracy and an eye for detail essential
--- Planning and organising skills.
--- Ability to analyse information and trends, draw conclusions and develop action plans
--- Computer, data entry and MS Office skills
--- Flexibility to work across all MAXIMUS UK Services Ltd contracts and geography as required.
--- Ability to travel independently throughout the UK as required

EEO Statement

Maximus is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the recruitment process. We know that feeling included has a dramatic impact on personal well-being and are working to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment due to any personal characteristic. Advertisements for posts will include sufficiently clear and accurate information to enable potential applicants to assess their own suitability for the post.

We are a Disability Confident Leader, thanks to our commitment to the recruitment, retention and career development of people with disabilities and long-term conditions. The Disability Confident scheme includes a guaranteed interview for any applicant with a disability who meets the minimum requirements for a job. When you complete your job application you will find a question asking you if you would like to apply under the Disability Confident Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you feel that you have a disability and apply under this scheme, providing that you meet the essential criteria for the job, you will then be invited for an interview. YourGuaranteed Interview application will only be shared with the hiring manager and the local resourcing team. Where reasonable, Maximus will review and consider adjustments for those applicants who express a requirement for them during the recruitment process.

Keywords: MAXIMUS, Columbus , EHS Business Partner, Other , Westerville, Ohio

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