EHS Director

2 days left

South East England
Six figure salary and comprehensive package
11 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
Department Head, Director
Contract Type

Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves 228 destinations across 74 countries for more than 46 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the South East region, generating around 24,000 on-airport jobs and a further 12,000 jobs through related activities. In order to drive an integrated Environment, Health and Safety agenda across the business, the airport is recruiting a high calibre EHS Director. A key member of Executive Management Board, reporting to the CEO and managing a team of over 25 people. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Carry responsibility for creating the overall strategic vision and direction for Gatwick Airport’s EHS initiatives and performance, aligned to the overall business strategy.
  • Assess the business EHS capabilities and develop and implement strategies that will drive superior levels of performance.
  • Work closely with the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Development Officer, leading continuous improvement initiatives and implementing world class processes and systems.
  • Ensure EHS performance maintains the airports ambition for a ‘world class’ safety culture.

Relevant candidates will be degree-educated, with in-depth knowledge of EHS legislation, quality assurance and compliance. Previous experience of driving evolutional change towards behavioural safety culture is essential. Experience across various sectors such as: defence, aerospace, transport, oil & gas, water and manufacturing, within a safety critical environment and/or with best in class EHS credentials is preferable. You will need to be an excellent communicator, tenacious and robust with sufficient business acumen to influence not only across 3,000 Gatwick employees, but also a wider Gatwick Airport community including third-party organisations, ensuring the safe and smooth running of the airport.

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