Health & Safety Manager Reach Publishing

So, who are we?

We are Reach Plc, you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human.

Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

Key Responsibilities

What will the role involve?

You will develop and manage the Health and Safety digital platforms to ensure compliance and produce succinct trend analysis reports. This role will lead the operational processes for insurance, working collaboratively with the Finance team and improving operational efficiency.

  • Liaise with Directors, Heads of Departments & Senior Managers to raise and maintain awareness of health & safety related issues and to ensure that risk is appropriately managed within their areas
  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure that they have sufficient risk assessments, insurance, communication platforms and PPE
  • Identify health and safety training needs for departments, organising training and carrying out health and safety briefings for management and staff
  • Create templates, processes and standardised documentation, ensuring they are user-friendly, accurate and on-brand
  • Conduct audits and inspections to ensure that health and safety performance is monitored, ensuring appropriate action plans are developed to address any actions
The Ideal Candidate

Who are we looking for?

You will have recent proven experience of working in a health and safety role at a similar level and bringing about culture change within an organisation. You will demonstrate an excellent knowledge of health and safety combined with proven experience in managing digital health and safety platforms.


  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of 3 years working in a health and safety role
  • IT proficient with competence in implementing digital health and safety platforms
  • Experience in training, coaching and mentoring to develop health and safety knowledge
  • Travel safety knowledge
  • Thorough understanding of risk assessments and ability to produce sensible pragmatic solutions
  • A flexible approach, initiative and perseverance
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to persuasively communicate and garner support for ideas to drive positive change


  • Experience in data analysis and external benchmarking
  • Experience working with insurers and managing insurance claims
  • Experience in personal safety
  • Graduate membership of IOSH
  • Training qualification e.g. PTLLS
  • Previous newsgathering or media experience
Package Description

What can we offer you?

We are offering a competitive salary of £45, 000, Company Car and benefits including;

  • Help saving for your retirement – join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%
  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join – After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Giving back day – an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Enhanced family leave – including maternity, paternity and adoption – and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
  • Private Healthcare Cash Plan – free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Wellbeing support – including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest, a free subscription to mindfulness app Headspace and access to free mental health coaching through Sanctus
  • Awesome career opportunities – you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
  • We are a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation

Job Information

Job Reference: 012305_1655720293
Salary: Up to £45000 per annum + Plus Company Car and Benefits
Salary From: £45000
Salary To: £45000
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: England
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Reach Plc
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