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Health & Safety Manager

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Health & Safety Manager

Health & Safety Manager

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Ulster Carpets is one of Northern Ireland’s leading exporters, manufacturing luxury carpet for hospitality and residential customers across the world.

Ulster has been weaving carpet in Northern Ireland since its foundation by George Walter Wilson in 1938 and the company continues to be a family business with a professional management team focused on growth, innovative technology and significant investment for the future.

The Group is headquartered on the original 1938 site at Castleisland Factory in Portadown, with UK manufacturing sites in Portadown, Dewsbury and Sunderland.

Globally, the company employs more than 600 people with sales and design offices in the UK, USA, France, Germany and the Middle East.

The Ulster Carpets Group includes wool processing company, Ulster Yarns Ltd, based in Yorkshire; Danish carpet manufacturer, Danfloor; technical textile machinery manufacturer, GTM and Ulster North East, both located in Sunderland; and Axfelt, manufacturers of a fully sustainable underlay, based in South Devon.

The Group also includes luxury interior brands, Roger Oates Design Ltd, designers and makers of unique stripe runners and rugs, based in Herefordshire; Solidwool, a unique composite material founded on transforming unwanted wool into beautiful, lasting design; and iconic British flooring brand, Alternative Flooring.

Across the world, Ulster Carpets continues to demonstrate excellence in design, creativity and exceptional service levels as well as the highest levels of quality, safety, environmental and sustainability performance.

As the company embarks on the next phase of its investment programme, this is a rare opportunity to join the Ulster Carpets’ management team as a Health and Safety Manager to build on and modernise the safety culture.

Reporting to the Director for Organisation Development, high level responsibilities include:

  • Management and development of safety systems
  • Risk management and business continuity planning
  • KPI, Accident & Incident Reporting at all levels
  • Communication, engagement & people development across the site

The successful candidate will:

  • Have 3 – 5 years’ health & safety experience in a site lead role within a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Demonstrable experience of modernising management systems, enacting real cultural change and engagement at all levels
  • Be NEBOSH/IOSH Qualified to at least certificate level, ideally diploma level
  • Skilled at leading internal and external audits and influencing at all levels

To request a full job description and/or apply for the position, please email recruit@ulstercarpets.com