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Ford & Stanley are partnered with the second largest train operator in the UK who provide around 2,500 local and regional services every day to more than 500 stations across the North of England.

The engineering business is currently undergoing a modernisation/transformation process and such has committed substantial investment to enhance infrastructure and ways of working.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development of a proactive safety culture within the engineering team to deliver the business’ safety plans and objectives by providing effective communications and professional advice, guidance and support to the director, managers, health and safety representatives and the occupational health service.
  • Lead the integration of occupational health and safety best practice and risk management principles into all Northern activities, facilitating continuous improvement in safety standards and performance.
  • Manage the annual safety plan and supporting objectives to support the railway strategic safety plan, ensuring these plans are integrated within the business planning and objective setting process.
  • Identify hazards associated with Northern engineering activities and develop generic or specialised risk assessments which address the key risks to the business and others who may be affected. Develop and facilitate the introduction of relevant control measures identified in risk assessments and lead periodic systematic reviews to ensure they remain suitable and sufficient.
  • Compile and manage the delivery of the annual audit plan to assess the effectiveness of adherence to the safety management system


Location: Leeds, Manchester or York.

Salary: Up to £55,000

Working Practice: 5 days on site

Agreed Criteria for candidates to secure interview

  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent (or strong evidence working towards).
  • Rail engineering background or similar (will consider relevant experience in other industrial sectors).
  • Experience dealing with multiple stakeholders at all levels of an organisation.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to develop short and long terms plans.



About Ford & Stanley Group


Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.


Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.



    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Leeds
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£60000 - £65000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Jake Benn

    Senior Recruitment Consultant