Head of Health, Safety and Compliance

Chorley | Salary Unspecified

Application Close Date: 26/08/2021 (Closed)

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader providing green services to private and public sector businesses. 


Glendale is seeking to fill a management position managing, maintaining and developing the company’s QHSE & Compliance systems within a matrix management organisation. 


The Opportunity

  • To promote, maintain and continuously improve the QHSE & Compliance culture within Glendale so that it can meet and exceed its contractual and legal requirements in terms of QHSE & Compliance.
  • To take responsibility for both Strategic and Operational matters relating to QHSE & Compliance within the company.
  • To provide competent support to all Glendale staff with responsibility for Health & Safety and legal compliance.
  • To develop and evolve the Quality Management System and associated policies and procedures of Glendale.
  • To develop and evolve the Environmental Management System and associated policies and procedures of Glendale
  • To develop the OHSAS 45001 system and associated policies and procedures

The Person

  • The individual should understand the QHSE & associated legal requirements that are relevant to Glendale’s work and ensure that all staff comply with these requirements and the company’s systems.
  • Thorough understanding of regulatory requirements as they apply to a Glendale’s business is desirable, an ability to understand the requirements is essential
  • Understanding of risk management and internal controls is essential.
  • A NEBOSH safety certificate or equivalent is desirable or the ability to work towards this qualification with evidence of good health & safety and compliance knowledge e.g. evidence from the applicant’s current work.
  • Knowledge and understanding of business key performance indicators.
  • Have appropriate knowledge related to arboriculture and horticulture operations that will include technical standards, safety assurance and incident management is desirable, the ability to gain this knowledge is essential
  • IT literacy is essential and a knowledge of using Google cloud based IT is desirable.


  • The candidate will be able to communicate clearly to ensure the systems and procedures are understood and can engage over 1,500 operatives and managers based at 80+ locations across Great Britain.
  • It is likely that the successful applicant will be educated to degree level or higher.
  • The candidate will hold a full UK driving licence
  • Experience of working in a multi-site service operations organisation is desirable.


What can Glendale offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal – discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development

Glendale is a well established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you.  Please apply with a letter of application and CV to recruit@glendale-services.co.uk

If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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