Health and Safety Manager
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Southampton, GB
6d ago
source : GOV.UK


We welcome applications from all communities and we don’t discriminate against any identity. We’re interested to hear from you, regardless of your background.

Are you a Health and Safety professional looking for a new challenge?

Can you influence others to be as passionate about Health and Safety as you are?

Do you want a role where you can set a new direction and shape how Health and Safety is implemented within the Maritime industry?

If you said yes to these three questions, then we want to hear from you!

Job Description

In this exciting new role, we are looking for a qualified Health and Safety professional to be the focal point for all Health and Safety Policy and advice within the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Working with the Operational Management team you will make the MCA a safer place to work for all staff and volunteers driving behavioural change, policy and audits.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the MCA remains compliant with all forms of Health and Safety legislation.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to :

  • Responsible for the oversight of all aspects of Health & Safety (H&S) within the Maritime & Coastguard Agency
  • Work with the Executive Team to improve work place safety for all employees and volunteers,
  • Take a leading role in supporting managers and directors across the agency in developing cultural safety skills
  • Develop and implement clear and measurable strategies
  • Expertly interpret H&S, HR and business metric.
  • Active involvement in all serious incidents.
  • Prepare, review and approve Health and Safety Policies
  • Carry out risk assessments and advise Maritime and Coastguard Agency leaders, staff and volunteers on all health and safety matters.
  • Advise on relations with Trade Unions and where appropriate resolving issues directly with TUS representatives.
  • Play an active role in internal governance meetings and process reviews
  • For a more detailed breakdown please review the attached role profile.

    About you :

    You will come to us with a unique method of implementing Health and Safety, your focus is on behavioural change and inspiring others to see Health and Safety as an important part of everyday life rather than a tick box exercise.

    Your communication style sets you apart from your peers, you can deliver messages to a range of stakeholders, always ensuring that the message is engaging and understood.

    Having worked in a complex organisation, you already know what is needed to encourage change and make a positive difference to change a wider mindset.

    Your natural leadership skills will be a huge benefit in this role, you are confident in your abilities and keep up to date on Health and Safety legislation and new trends.

    You’re looking for a role where you can make a difference and utilise your skills without being confined.

    Benefits :

    Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work / life balance.

    Important information regarding Vetting Checks

    Due to Covid-19, there is less capacity to complete National Security Vetting checks. Vetting is being prioritised for staff either directly involved in the HMG Covid-19 Response or roles in a limited number of agreed high priority areas.

    Therefore, in some instances, following successful BPSS pre-employment checks, the successful candidate may commence employment on the premise that NSV higher security checks will be conducted once normal service levels resume.

    Should NSV checks prove to be unsuccessful, an alternative role, not requiring NSV clearance, will be identified within the department.

    If this is not possible the start date for some campaigns will need to be delayed until vetting has been completed.

    About us

    The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) implements the government's maritime safety policy in the United Kingdom and works to prevent the loss of life and occurrence of pollution on the coast and at sea.

    Safer lives, Safer ships, Cleaner seas.

    Our vision is to be the best maritime safety organisation in the world.

    Find out what it's like to work at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

    We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our one team’ approach really makes a difference.

    We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

    You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.


    A driving licence valid for use within the UK is essential.


    NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent qualifications and membership of a UK H&S professional body


    NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent qualifications and membership of a UK H&S professional body


    We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process :

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Changing and Improving
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Benefits

  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension
  • Things you need to know


    Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

    Nationality requirements

    Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

    Working for the Civil Service

    The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

    We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

    The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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