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Who is Drive DeVilbiss

Drive DeVilbiss has become a leading manufacturer and supplier of medical products with a strong and consistent track record of growth achieved both organically and through acquisitions. We are proud of our high-quality, diverse product portfolio, channel footprint and global operating scale. Our products are sold into the homecare, long-term care, retail, and e-commerce channels in more than 80 countries around the world.

“Leading the World with Innovative Healthcare Solutions that Enhance Lives”

Summary (Major Purpose of the Role):

The Safety Manager is responsible for developing and implementing health and safety plans, enforcing policies, assessing risk, and ensuring compliance with legal guidelines. They conduct training, investigate incidents, and provide recommendations for improvement, aiming to create a safe and compliant workplace environment.

Main Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Covering UK Manufacturing as Health & Safety Manager
  • Define and develop the HSE Roadmap for manufacturing which ensures a safe and healthy working environment and culture for all employees.
  • Part of the Manufacturing senior leadership team
  • Assist the onsite Managers and Leadership teams in the interpretation and application of health, safety and environmental regulations, policies and procedures through effective communication
  • Ensure that the HSE management systems are implemented and maintained across the manufacturing footprint.
  • Be the sponsor and subject matter expert for the UK manufacturing HSE platform.
  • Lead the interface with applicable government agencies relating to the HSE matters
  • Identify internal or external non-compliance to regulations or company standards.


  • Technical Expert: Provide comprehensive H&S technical expertise and be aware of emerging technologies. Recognised as a specialist/expert in the field, with anestablished external H&S network. Coordinate knowledge sharing with the team.
  • Member of a professional body – minimum NEBOSH, Tech Iosh – Institute of Occupational Safety and Health working to CMIOSH status.
  • Give specialised advice: Provides guidance and counsel on complex and unfamiliar situations and leverages other experts to develop solutions.
  • Risk Management , able to balance cost/effort/benefit against business and legal requirements.
  • Stakeholder Management: Managing expectations and the level of stakeholder engagement. Ability to manage complex relationships in a variety of business and technical situations. Influence and engage with stakeholders in decisions based on analysis of their needs.
  • skills in building the case for change, drawing on data and analytical techniques where appropriate, and communicating this to business audiences
  • Change Management: Hands on, collaborative and practical approach, able to create and sustain successful and complex business change.
  • Communication Ability: Able to express ideas, explanations or opinions in a way that is appropriate to the situation, understandable to audience and demonstrating a constructive, assured and non- confrontational manner. Is able to put forward cogent and structured argument to gain buy-in and influence decisions, maintaining composure in doing so.
  • Presentation skills: Presentation and engagement skills for an appropriate audience, taking complex data and presenting this simply and effectively

Reporting Relationships and Supervision:

Education and Experience:

Must have

  • NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety (or equivalent)
  • Qualification or practical experience in multi-site manufacturing environment

Good to have

  • NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety or equivalent
  • NEBOSH Environmental or equivalent
  • Proven record of managing contractors
  • Practical experience of managing health & safety
  • Fabrication, welding, painting processes knowledge

Why Apply to Drive DeVilbiss

Competitive Benefits including – company sick pay, 26 days annual leave rising to 28 (+ Book Your Birthday Off Work and the option to buy/sell/carry over annualleave), pension, BUPACash Plan Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Bike2Work, free onsite parking, long service recognition, staff discount on our products and access to Perkbox (our benefits and rewards platform).

Equal Opportunities Statement:

Drive DeVilbiss is an equal opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We ensure that to ensure that no candidate receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race or colour, nationality, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Drive DeVilbiss complies with applicable legislation governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Selection criteria and procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure that individuals are treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.

All successful candidates will be required to prove their eligibility to work in the UK, as well as accurate reference details covering their recent employment history. Please note some roles are also subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Health and Safety Manager