QHSE Manager


London, GB

Department or practice area:  Workplace Services

Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 


With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Workplace Services  team, with the addition of a QHSE Manager.


The opportunity for you


Taylor Wessing are currently recruiting for an experienced Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager (QHSE Manager) based in our London Head office but covering 4 sites across UK and Dublin property portfolio. You will take responsibility for leading all aspects of developing, implementing, and maintaining agreed QHSE and other operating standards across the Contract, ensuring compliance, training, auditing and maintaining ISO standards across the business. Working as part of an integrated team linking with site contacts and workplace managers, wider business support and external auditors. You will be based in London with travel to 3 other sites.


Key responsibilities


  • Manage the QHSE team to achieve control, monitoring and implementation of QHSE
  • Supporting Workplace teams, wider employees to ensure all areas of the business are compliant.
  • Develop, maintain and improve the business Integrated Management Systems to underpin QHSE and operating standards.  Maintaining our current ISO accreditation and building to obtain our ISO 45001
  • Maintain risk registers, reviewing QHSE risks and escalating where appropriate.
  • Support the training and development of all staff to ensure awareness and understanding of QHSE Standards and the relevance to business objectives.
  • Implement the Crisis Management Plan across all sites and ensure robust line of escalation exists.
  • Provide a single business focus for accident and incident reporting and assist with subsequent investigation process; provide trend analysis to Contract Management Team to support and provide focus for driving positive behaviours and culture within the business.
  • Develop Business Continuity Plans for all Service streams and participate in any tabletop or live exercises to test the plans.
  • Monitor, audit and report on contract QHSE performance and provide assurance to sites and support the workplace teams in correcting findings.
  • Maintain quality, safety and environmental systems; implement and audit to achieve compliance with current ISO 9001, 14001 and 50001, as well as working towards obtaining ISO 45001 certification.
  • Provide leadership to support the management of supply chains and compliance with QHSE standards through audit and review of operating practice and systems.
  • Ensure appropriate education and upskilling is provided to support a compliant business and to identify any systemic weaknesses.
  • Be professionally accountable to the Head of Property and Workplace


Knowledge, skills and experience


  • NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health or equivalent
  • IEMA Diploma or similar
  • Lead Auditor qualification
  • Robust knowledge and understanding of Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental legislation & best practice and appropriate industry specific qualifications (NEBOSH & IEMA, Auditor Training)
  • Experienced Manager with experience of hard and soft service delivery within FM Industry
  • Experience of implementing and maintaining QHSE systems and ISO standards across an Integrated Facilities Management business
  • Role Model for hands on ownership and implementation and Managing Change with good analytical skills.
  • Previous experience of managing and maintaining client and stakeholder relationships
  • Excellent IT skills across Microsoft Office
  • Good personal organisation skills.
  • Good listening and communication skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Team Player working hands on in partnership with all workplace teams.




Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 


  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or adopt a child). 


Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 


Our culture


Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.


The way we work


At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  


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