Health and Safety Manager

      The Ability Matters Group (AMG) is a market leading international healthcare products and services provider, operating primarily in areas that enhance mobility and accessibility including orthotics, prosthetics and wheelchairs. We have in excess of 60 sites across the UK and Ireland, as well as operations in France, The Netherlands and Sweden; employing approximately 700+ staff.

      Job Summary:

      Responsible for driving continuous improvements to create a positive and compliant health and safety culture across the organisation.

      Key responsibilities:

      Ensuring sites are compliant with both UK legislation and the organisation’s strategy for health, safety and environment.
      Engaging with staff at all levels across the manufacturing sites, to drive improvements across health, safety and environment.
      Auditing health, safety and environmental performance, accurately reporting and investigating incidents and near misses as required.
      Represent the organisation on any health, safety and environmental matters, liaising with key internal and external stakeholders, including contractors, regulators, and enforcement agencies.

      Skills & Personal Attributes:

      The position requires the job holder to possess:-

      Proven experience in a similar role ideally within a related manufacturing, operational and clinical environment.
      Excellent communication skills with ability to engage at all levels
      Positive and proactive ’can-do’ attitude.
      A strong technical knowledge across relevant health and safety legislation
      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
      Excellent attention to detail.
      Experience of and comfortable working in a fast paced, flexible organisation
      Diplomatic but also assertive as required.
      Able to prioritise, plan and organise efficiently.
      Robust judgement and ability to make sound decisions quickly and effectively in complex situations.
      Ability to build and develop effective relationships with stakeholders and multi-disciplinary business management teams who operate in a dispersed geographical environment
      Self-motivated and uses initiative.
      Attitude of continuous improvement.
      Good working knowledge of IT systems.
      Confidential and professional.
      Remains calm under pressure.
      Flexible working style.


      NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent, and Graduate membership of IOSH.
      A good understanding of ISO accreditations and management systems – Lead Auditor Certification would be an advantage but is not essential.
      Excellent Working knowledge of cross-site compliance, considering LEV, COSHH, Risk Assessments and working practices in manufacturing, warehouse, office and clinical environments.

      To apply for the position, or for further information, please email your CV and covering letter to

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