Group Head of HSE (HQ, Offices and THG Experience)

Based at HQ by Manchester Airport

THG is one of the world’s fastest-growing and largest online retailers. We have over a decade of experience building and growing brands in the Beauty and Wellness sectors, in over 160 markets. We create brilliant digital brand experiences and our in-house team design, develop and build a bespoke proprietary technology platform that is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. With a world-class business, a proprietary technology platform, and disruptive business model, our ambition is to be the global digital leader. Our culture is fast-paced and ambitious – we like to move twice as fast others believe to be possible. This belief is a fundamental part of the DNA that has supported our incredible growth. Our people are our strength and we have over 4,000 diverse, smart thinkers across the globe who are encouraged to think creatively and empowered to turn their ideas into actions. To support our ambitious growth, we are looking for commercially astute, ambitious individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG and play a part in driving the Group forward on its truly exciting journey.

Central Functions are the teams serve the entire business. These people are integral to the smooth running of the business; ensuring everyone is paid on time, that materials are sourced and arrive promptly, that we meet our legal obligations and that our health, safety, environment and security are safeguarded.

The Health, Safety and Environment team ensure that we operate safe working environments for all THG employees and visitors. The team provide on-site support to ensure risks are managed in a timely fashion, as well as completing audits and checks to so the business meets all health, safety and environment-related legislative requirements. The Group Head of HSE for HQ, Offices and THG Experience (Hospitality & Retail) is a Group level function reporting to the Group Director of HSE. You will be responsible for executing and delving a strategic approach to Health, Safety and Environment across multiple business functions specifically for staff and visitors to our offices and THG experience sites globally across various territories (UK, APAC, US, EMEA). You will be required to develop, influence, manage and promote a positive HSE culture across the group to ensure safety across THG. As Group Head of HSE you will have relevant experience at a similar level with a proven ability to deliver a successful safety programme within similar environment. You will be extremely passionate about Health, Safety and Environment with strong leadership and influencing skills.

  • Prepare HSE strategies and associated compliance programmes with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for THG’s offices and THG portfolio
  • Maintain, develop, implement Health, Safety and Environment policies
  • Implement industry best practice on leading a safety programme
  • Outline safe operational procedures across HQ, Offices and THG Experience (Hospitality & Retail) sites
  • Review and make changes to working practices to ensure they are safe and comply with all relevant legislation
  • Provide specialist advice in areas such as Fire Regulations, COSHH, HAZMAT, etc
  • Ensure all HSE-related incidents are investigated thoroughly and clear recommendations are provided to stakeholders
  • Provide monthly reports to Exec level on Group HSE performance
  • Line management of all HSE Managers within HQ, Offices and THG Experience (Hospitality & Retail)
  • Ensure all safety training is suitable and sufficient to meet all legal obligations
  • Responsible for the business response to all third-party safety requests from relevant third parties such as the HSE, EA or Local Authorities
  • Manage Merges & Acquisitions in terms of HSE due diligence, HSE Legal Compliance Audit, integration plans and oversight of completion action plans.
  • Ensure the HQ, Offices and THG Experience (Hospitality & Retail) sites are resourced adequately according to the needs of the business and risk profile.
  • Develop insightful recommendations to address complex operational and strategic HSE issues/findings.
  • Provide professional expert HSE advice and guidance to the Global HSE Team and relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide HSE input into the HSE risk register for THG.
  • Carry out HSE related training as and when required.
  • Any other relevant duties required by the role in relation to HSE management and compliance
  • Requirements

  • 7 Years’ experience in a role at a similar level covering Offices / Hospitality & Retail environment or similar
  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent academic degree
  • NEBOSH General Certificate
  • NEBOSH Fire & Risk Management Certificate
  • NEBOSH Wellbeing Certificate (preferable)
  • Environmental qualification such as IEMA Foundation Certificate or NEBOSH Environment.
  • Previous experience working managing a team and major projects
  • Effective people skills, and influencing change
  • Global HSE Management experience across UK, US, EMEA, APAC is desirable
  • If you are a Chartered Member of IOSH and / or have Lead Auditor/Internal Auditor ISO 45001, 14001, 9001 experience this would be an advantage.


    What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee discounts
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Unfortunately because of the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, we are sometimes unable to respond to every application. If you haven’t heard from us within 14 days of applying, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Should you have any specific questions about this or other applications for positions within THG please contact one of our Talent team to discuss further.

    THG is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment and hence welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

    THG is proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer. If you are invited to interview, please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to the recruitment process that will enable you to perform to the best of your ability.

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