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SHE Manager / Health, Safety and Environment Manager

Bedford, Bedfordshire
£54,500 plus £2,400 car allowance
Closing date
27 May 2022

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bpha are a forward-thinking housing association, on a mission to build thriving communities where people can live happily in a home they can afford. 

We work right across the Oxford to Cambridge Arc, and own or manage over 19,000 homes. As one of the top 25 Housing Association developers in the country, we remain committed to delivering high-quality affordable housing to those who need it the most. 

Our Residents, shared owners and leaseholders are at the core of everything we do at bpha. With every employee playing an important part in ensuring we continue to provide them with excellent customer service and maintaining our role as a responsible landlord. 

We are currently seeking a SHE Manager to oversee the safety, health, environment, and quality assurance of our in-house maintenance service (IHMS). You will be responsible for creating, developing, implementing, and continually improving systems, processes, procedures, training, and record keeping. 

What you will be doing:  

  • Developing a strong health, safety, environment, and quality culture within the IHMS that can be evidenced, stands up to scrutiny and audit. 

  • Ensuring that on site based SHEQ audits are regularly undertaken, and a continuous improvement culture is adopted, through support and engagement with colleagues. 

  • Ensuring an appropriate regime of toolbox talks (TBT) is in place, undertaken, with appropriate content, which is kept updated and relevant. Delivered by managers and supervisors who are trained and competent to deliver the key messages to the recipients. 

  • Ensuring all safe methods of working, systems, processes, procedures, PPE, training, auditing, and record keeping are in place to ensure IHMS colleagues are always working safely, including engagement with supply chain. 

We’d love to meet someone with:  

  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent.  

  • Membership of a national professional health and safety body e.g. The Institution of Occupational Safety Health (IOSH) or equivalent.  

  • An in-depth knowledge of Health and Safety legislation both current and developmental, with experience in a customer facing repairs & maintenance or FM environment.  

  • Good knowledge and experience of ISO 45001 and 9001.  

  • Experience of coaching, supporting managers and colleagues in developing appropriate behaviours.  

  • Experience of developing and implementing business focused Health and Safety solutions and systems.  

  • Strong communication and customer service skills  

Amongst what we offer you is:  

  • A competitive salary of £54,500 plus £2,400 car allowance 

  • 28 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays 

  • A generous contributory pension scheme 

  • Private health care 

  • Free life assurance 

  • Access to an extensive suite of wellbeing services and tools including a digital gym 

  • Opportunities for learning and development 

  • Discounted gym membership 

  • Retail discount scheme 

Please note the successful candidate will need to complete a basic DBS application. 

Closing date: Friday 27th May, 2022  

Interview date: To be confirmed  

We reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that we have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible. 

About us

bpha is a Housing Association located in the Oxford to Cambridge arc, which is committed to providing its customers with high quality, value for money services whilst continuing to develop energy efficient, sustainable and affordable housing.

We are a leading provider and developer of affordable homes – for rent, sheltered, residential care and shared ownership.

We work together with communities – to improve opportunities, independence and quality of life for our residents, and to benefit the wider community. We bring people together, and run and support a wide range of community activities.

All the money we make is used to invest in existing homes, to enable us to build new homes, and to deliver new and improved services.

We own or manage over 19,000 homes and employ 400 staff.

Our vision and values

To build communities where people can live happily in a home they can afford.

Our values underpin the work that we do and are ingrained in our culture at bpha. We are looking for people who can share these values and translate them into day-to-day practices for the benefit of our communities, customers and fellow colleagues. So that we can realise our vision, together.

We are ambitious

We are better together

We show empathy

We take responsibility


We believe that benefits should be more than just perks. For us, they aren’t simply little extras added on at the end, they’re fundamental parts of what we stand for, from the very beginning. As standard.

That’s why at bpha, we reward our employees by making sure we give them a supportive and caring environment, that empowers them to be happy, healthy and inspired, every day.

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