Fire, Health and Safety Manager - North England

Location: Hanger Lane

Hours of Work: 37.5

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Fire, Health and Safety Manager - North England


With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage. Style is well and truly in our blood. As well as UK and Ireland, we are represented globally through our stores in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our e-commerce business is helping to set the trend globally, shipping to 125 countries whilst also growing our presence on the world’s leading digital fashion marketplaces.


Our people make all the difference. Just as the River Island name pulls customers in off the high street and inspires them to buy online, our employer brand turns the heads of talented people, inspiring them to join, stay and grow with us. 



As a Fire, Health and Safety Manager, you will be responsible for the delivery of the Fire, Health and Safety Strategy by assessing and identifying potential risks across the business, delivering solutions and projects to reduce those risks in your partnered departments. It is not required that you are qualified/certified for this position but must have had a level of exposure to and a keen interest in health and safety.This role is field based, predominately across the North of the UK and England


Key priorities of the position include:

  • Executing the Fire risk assessment program across your stores and additional spaces
  • Support stores in the reporting of Fire related defects
  • Risk assessments, analysing risks as well as identifying, describing and estimating the risks affecting the business
  • Risk reporting in an appropriate way for different audiences
  • Providing support, education and coaching to departments within your area of responsibility
  • Support investigations involving FHS, ensuring that all investigations are conducted within the HR policy, Data Protection Act and criminal law, involving external agencies when appropriate
  • Assist your appointed departments with projects to deliver compliance and reduce risk in those areas
  • Analyse Dash board results and centrally provided data, to understand root causes and escalate to the appropriate management teams
  • Development of all FHS Training for all levels of employees


WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING… and we know exactly what experience we’re looking for!


Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • The ability to research and analyse multiple data streams
  • Technical knowledge of Fire, Health and Safety
  • Be able to describe key pieces of relevant legislation
  • Strong experience working in a legal compliance role
  • Strong coaching and development skills
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to build strong relationships, influence and communicate both written and verbally
  • Able to display a high degree of confidentiality and discretion
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to integrate in your partner departments
  • NESBOSH qualification preferred though not essential

Your Key Behaviours


  • Working together across the business to achieve shared success
  • Share knowledge, experience and best practice
  • Create a team spirit in my departments and have a network that stretches beyond our Business
  • Building strong relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Warm and welcoming with colleagues, putting people at the heart of everything I do
  • Take the time to see, hear and recognise others
  • Being agile in the way I think, make decisions and handle change
  • Act quickly, making decisions based on what is right for colleagues
  • Thrive on change and take people with me to deliver it
  • Knowing my own sources of energy and keeping myself fit for life
  • Have the energy and drive to deliver beyond expectation
  • My colleagues see me doing the right thing both when everything is going well and when times are tough
  • Keep my eyes open looking for opportunities to improve my partner departments and the wider business



If you are ambitious and love working in a busy environment where every day is new, then River Island is the place to be! As a business, we are committed to developing our talent and offer a fantastic training program to help you optimise your performance and support your career progression with the company.


You will be working with industry experts who are passionate about our brand and really know their stuff. They are focused on ensuring they deliver this knowledge to their team to support with their development with the business. What better way to learn and develop your career than alongside someone who has been there and done it themselves!


Our working environment is busy, fast moving and responsive to our customers’ needs, much like our training which is unique to our business and reflective of our fun and refreshing brand and our people within it! Our River Academy offers ongoing training and development by running workshops throughout the year varying from courses focusing on softer skills to the more technical courses you may require to perform your duties.


It’s not all work and no play here either…we all work hard but we also like to have fun too! We are a social bunch and regularly host events ranging from summer and Christmas parties, bake offs, and lots of charity events!


WE LOOK OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER…and in doing so, we provide great benefits for our employees:


  • 50% staff discount
  • Company car
  • Bonus
  • Healthcare
  • Pension scheme
  • Giver Island
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