Head of Health & Safety and Facilities

over 1 year ago
Full time role
In-person · Oxford, England, GB... more
In-person · Oxford, England, GB... more

Job Description

Head of Health & Safety and Facilities, Oxford.


YASA, in partnership with Mercedes Benz, are leading the way in EV Motor Revolution with YASA Axial Flux Technology. Our motor is 4 times more powerful than the current technology used in all Electric Vehicles, as well as being 50% lighter and half the size. YASA was founded in 2009 on the belief that small, powerful, and efficient electric motors would play an increasingly important role in meeting the strict emissions targets being set by policymakers globally.


We now supply a number of world-leading OEMs in the automotive industry with innovative powertrain solutions based on our axial-flux electric motors and controllers.


YASA’s culture, technology, and market opportunity attracts world-class talent. We are always looking for motivated people who enjoy the challenges and opportunities of working in a fast-growing company and who possess a strong ‘can-do’ attitude as part of a close team.


The role

Due to our continued growth, We are looking for a  Head of Health, Safety & Facilities to come in and take responsibility for HSE strategy as the business continues to expand across its multiple sites. You will be working in a consultative role being responsible for all aspects of HSE work within the company, across multiple sites. You will focus on building a positive H&S culture across the business as well as monitoring areas of non-compliance or opportunities to reduce risk. You will be the lead for all H&S strategy, policies, procedures, legal obligations, and training whilst maintaining a problem solving approach.


Key responsibilities:

  • Promoting a positive Health & Safety culture across the manufacturing and office sites, encouraging staff to adopt and comply with current safety legislation and ensuring policies are adhered to.
  • Conducting HSE inspections, site inspections, risk assessments and compliance audits in line with the business strategy, and supporting effective close out of any actions arising.
  • Management of the H&S strategy, developing internal policies, and preparing summary reports for the Board.
  • Writing of QHSE standards/procedures for inclusion within a safety and environmental management system.
  • Initiate and lead a HSE committee to review audits, the implementation of HSE policies, working practices, safety procedures.
  • Interface with regulatory authorities and insurers on key matters such as fire risk assessment and certification, emergency planning and safety improvement plans.
  • Providing managers and employees with information on legislative and corporate compliance, advising on ways of meeting statutory requirements and Corporate HSE Policies, HSE guidance and codes of practice.
  • Responsible for overseeing all HSE training to help our employees meet compliance and raise HSE responsibility. Leading or sourcing training as required, working with the L&D Coordinator to ensure the effective role of out training needs.
  • Ensuring our Property & Facilities are safe and compliant, including adherence to all Health and Safety requirements, legislation, and company standards.
  • Ensuring all properties are appropriately maintained, providing a functional, clean, secure and inspiring working environment for both customers and colleagues.
  • Managing supplier and contractual relationships across H&S and Facilities ensuring they meet our quality standards.
  • Working with project teams to support and manage any property purchases, fit-out programmes or property moves.
  • Taking the lead on environmental standards and management system, promoting an environmentally conscious approach to work.
  • Lead by example and mentor and motivate your team to deliver a positive H&S culture as well as excellent facilities.
  • Providing support and data to the Quality Team with ISO audits and compliance
  • Keeping up to date with new legislation and maintaining a high level knowledge of HSE legislation and any changes that may affect the business.



    • NEBOSH Diploma/NCRQ Diploma or equivalent, i.e. NVQ Level 5 or 6 or accredited degree
    • Strong knowledge and experiencing of auditing and membership of the IIRSM
    • Demonstrable experience of delivering effective health and safety management within an engineering/manufacturing environment
    • Experience in conducting accident investigation and health and safety inspections/audits
    • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), good collaboration skills, and the ability to work effectively across teams
    • Organised and self-motivated with the determination to succeed
    • Willingness to travel as required
    • Demonstrable experience of monitoring and analysis of a HSE management system performance
    • Experience and knowledge of ISO9001 and ISO14001



    • Experience of managing multi-site facilities
    • Experience of working within a Tier 1 environment


    • Discretionary bonus / 28 days’ holiday / Pension scheme / Private medical plan with Bupa and 4 x death in service life insurance / Company car schemes / Other benefits include a cycle-to-work scheme and regular social activities.

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