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Health & Safety Manager, UK&I
📍 London, UK

Wework Moorgate

Health & Safety Manager, UK&I

Coworking Space:
Wework Moorgate
London, UK 1 Fore Street London EC2Y 9DT

About the Role

WeWork’s United Kingdom and Ireland Building Operations Team is currently in search of a Health & Safety Manager based in London who is proficient and highly experienced in multisite Health and Safety management frameworks with a people focused, holistic and innovative risk management mindset. 

As the Health and Safety Manager (UK&I)  you will provide WeWork with leadership for all Health and Safety matters and implement Regional and Global Health and Safety initiatives in your Territory. You will be an ambassador of Health and Safety responding to our business’ unique challenges with an approach that balances an uncompromised search for Health and Safety excellence with a commercial and innovative approach. 

You will work alongside and influence other Territory business leaders (operations, people risk, legal, construction, design, logistics, etc) to ensure a world class Health and Safety culture is present in all of the company’s activities, locations and decisions.

Externally, you will be interfacing with external consultancies as well as governmental agencies to determine applicable local standards and reporting requirements. 


  • Be the subject matter expert for Health and Safety, driving and facilitating H&S programs through the Territory.

  • Provide the Territory with Health and Safety advice and leadership, ensuring that Health and Safety is taken into account in all areas of the business via persuasion and influencing at all levels within the organisation.

  • Implement WeWork’s innovative, straightforward and scalable Health and Safety management frameworks that deliver Health and Safety excellence and compliance across the Territory, taking into account cultural differences, regulatory requirements, society expectations.

  • Work closely with the Regional H&S Manager to ensure Global and Regional Health and Safety standards and initiatives are absorbed and implemented in the Territory business operations.  

  • Work closely with the Facilities Teams to ensure robust facilities maintenance regimes are in place to adequately control risks such as fire, legionella, electricity, lifts etc.

  • Work closely with the Development Team to ensure that the construction and design of our buildings is done in a safe manner, factoring Health and Safety matters into the design of the building.

  • Work closely with the Security Team to provide insight and guidance on Health and Safety matters

  • Promote other cross functional initiatives that foster a world class Health and Safety culture and standards.

  • Be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of Health and Safety training programs that empower our Community Teams to become Health and Safety and emergency leaders. (Including but not limited to Occupational H&S, Fire Safety and First Aid)

  • Implement robust and mature monitoring, auditing and reporting processes on Health and Safety performance, training and compliance. (Including but not limited to accident analysis, training completion, regulatory enforcement and H&S auditing).

  • In collaboration with the Security Team, develop and maintain WeWork’s Emergency planning, preparedness and management (Emergency Action Plans). 

  • Assist on thorough H&S due diligence process when entering new markets, coordinating readiness plans and advising the business on residual risk.

  • Oversee the H&S incident reporting systems, detecting trends and ensuring that thorough investigations take place when required.

  • Establish relationships (when applicable) with third party vendors and develop and review and set large scale regional contracts to support our service and project needs.


  • 3+ years practical experience in the creation, implementation and monitoring of Health and Safety management systems.


  • NEBOSH General Certificate

Skills and Expertise 

  • Experience of Health and Safety governance, risk management and reporting.

  • Ability to initiate and maintain extensive contacts with professionals and officials of other organizations and companies.

  • Ability to inspire and engage as part of behavioural based safety initiatives.

  • Experience in change management.

  • Strong influencing skills at all levels.

  • Strong time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability and experience to develop and implement training material.

  • Experience managing large scale projects with multiple deadlines and stakeholders.

  • Financial accountability and skills

  • Innovation (expected to find innovative ways to drive the health and safety culture across the Region)

  • Technology (will be expected to embrace/implement the latest tech systems to help support the health and safety function) 

Beneficial Experience

  • Proficient in the following programs: all things Google, MS Office, Slack.

  • Experience creating or managing H&S management systems based on OHSAS18001 and/or ISO 45001 international standards.

  • Experience in Facilities Management.

  • Experience in Construction Safety.

  • Experience in Event Safety management plans.

The successful applicant will:

Full time