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  • Safety Business Partner

  • Business: P&H Division
  • Sector: Supply Chain & Distribution
  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 19-Oct-2018
  • Job reference: 18361

Job Description

Health & Safety Business Partner

Location - Chelmsford and East


Travis Perkins are currently recruiting for a Safety Business Partner within our Plumbing and Heating Division.  It’s an exciting time to be joining the division as we embark on a transformation journey to create a stronger, efficient and more profitable business. Our strategy focuses on nurturing what already makes us great, while building plans to differentiate our customer offer and continuing to develop expertise, range and delivering a great service to make it easier for customers to do business with us. We want to continue to build a strong culture of winning where customers love to shop and where our people love to work.  


We are looking for an ambitious Safety Business Partner, supporting regional and local leaders in the ownership, leadership and delivery of their Stay Safe strategies as part of their business plans to improve safety, health and well-being across the division. Developing clear understanding of the safety issues for workplaces and be continually developing local leadership’s skills, knowledge and understanding. Influence to support change and to build and maintain a consistent safety culture across the division.

Working with Head of Safety to develop the safety strategy and annual delivery plan, guiding and coaching regional directors and operational managers in all aspects of safety leadership, performance and business operations including incident investigation, risk management, managing preventative and corrective actions and employee engagement.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Work with the Head of Safety to develop the divisional Stay Safe strategy and associated annual delivery plan.
  • Guide and coach Directors and Managers in all aspect of safety leadership and performance, including:
    • Integration of safety into business operations
    • Leadership behaviours
    • Incident Investigation
    • Risk Management
    • Managing preventative and corrective actions
    • Stay Safe Committees and forums

  • Deliver a variety of Stay Safe related training in accordance with the divisional delivery plan.
  • Deliver Stay Safe Audits of branches along with appropriate post audit support and coaching.
  • Use a variety of performance measures to identify trends and improve safety, health and wellbeing performance, sharing best practice and celebrating success across the division.
  • Act as a visible leader for the principles of Stay Safe. Through personal leadership style set the right tone at the top and establish an open culture encouraging a high level of communication and colleague participation both internally and externally on Stay Safe issues.
It would be great if you had…


    You will hold a Higher level safety qualification Degree or MSc

    Hold  a NEBOSH Certificate or CMIOSH or equivalent

    Previous experience in a Safety Advisory Role

    Hold Excellent Communication skills

    Time Management: Ability to work effectively independently

    Able to present to BMs & RD level

    IT skills (word, excel, powerpoint etc)

    Legal & Technical understanding of Health & Safety

    Experience of working within distribution and branch networks

    Ability to influence at branch level

    Be Engaging  and passionate


What can we offer you?

You may not know much about Travis Perkins plc but if you look a bit closer you might be surprised. We are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20+ leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide (and Ireland) and have over 28,000 colleagues.


Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey. If, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, then we’d love to hear from you.


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