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Head of Risk, Health, Safety and Environment
£77,000-£90,000 plus excellent benefits including private healthcare, company car or allowance and 28 days holiday (Work level 4)
We’re now working in a hybrid way and with this role we’re flexible with how you’d like to manage your time. They’ll be occasional travel to our Manchester office and travel to our sites when required, usually a couple of times a month. You can visit our Hybrid Working Policy here for more information (

We’re looking for a head of risk, health, safety, and environment to join our property executive team.

In this role you’ll lead the development and delivery of our risk and safety strategy and framework across the property portfolio, driving improvements at all stages of the property lifecycle. As part of this, we’ll look to you to build positive relationships with senior leaders across the business, challenging, influencing, and sharing your expertise to promote risk and safety awareness. You’ll also set the vision, strategy, and direction for the risk, health, safety and environment team, role modelling an inclusive leadership style. You’ll gain a broad range of exposure to enterprise risk management across a dynamic property portfolio. It’s a big job, but an equally exciting chance to develop your skills and implement new ideas to shape our future.

What you’ll do

  • lead on the risk and safety strategy plan, creating and developing a risk management framework that can be delivered across property
  • build relationships with senior colleagues across property, risk, audit, finance and health and safety to help achieve objectives through excellent service delivery
  • provide timely and relevant information that helps senior colleagues make better decisions and give expert advice with well-considered opinions
  • manage the risk, health, safety, and environment team to deliver key priorities, targets and metrics including cost savings
  • role model an inclusive leadership style supporting personal and functional development
  • inspire and motivate property colleagues and leaders to deliver risk improvements across the property life cycle
  • oversee compliance, governance, and risk management within property, making sure strategies, plans, and projects are delivered at pace
  • be accountable for internal and external risk matters, attending the business risk and assurance committee and other events and corresponding with authorities

This role would suit people who have

  • degree or equivalent experience in a safety and risk management subject area
  • industry recognition for competence and leadership such as a graduate membership or Chartership of IOSH/ IRM, or other relevant professional body
  • significant experience and understanding of incident management in relation to health and safety or business continuity
  • experienced leader with the ability to deliver at pace and inspire, engage, and motivate colleagues to promote risk management across the property function
  • the ability to manage relationships and influence senior leaders, demonstrating benefits through risk-based decision making in relation to safety or compliance
  • strong commercial background with experience of operating at a strategic level in large diverse organisations, providing clarity of direction for others to follow

Why Co-op?

Here you’ll do work that matters. We’re a commercial organisation with a purpose beyond profit, you’ll have an opportunity to help us build a stronger Co-op and stronger communities. You’ll also get a package that includes:

  • private healthcare for you and your family
  • company car or car allowance
  • coaching, training and support to help you develop
  • pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • annual incentive scheme
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 in line with service)
  • discounts on Co-op products and services
  • free support for your physical, mental and financial wellbeing

Building an inclusive work environment

We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.

We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at

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