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Compliance Manager Humber

Date: 08-Feb-2019

Location: Immingham, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.




Job Title: Compliance Manager, Health, Safety and Environment (Humber)

Location: Humber (primary location of Hull or Immingham, with regular travel to all 4 sites (Immingham, Grimsby, Hull & Goole)

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday, 24th February 2019


Are you an enthusiastic Health & Safety specialist ready for your next challenge?


ABP are looking for a proactive and driven individual to coach, challenge and support the Humber region’s approach to Occupational Health and Safety Management. 


You will support the delivery of business objectives through the provision of industry leading services and provide proactive management support to re-enforce the QHSS&E agenda.  You will lead compliance officers across the Humber, ensuring that the compliance team have the resources, skills and managerial support to deliver against agreed business plans, and provide the appropriate functional support services established with business leaders and ultimately the ABP Compliance Director.


Main Responsibilities

  • Working with the Port Manager to ensure safe working practices and a safe working environment are commonplace within their port and on the Humber.  This includes carrying out appropriate compliance management and monitoring activities to assist the Port Managers in fulfilling their compliance obligations.
  • In consultation with the Head of Compliance, develop a robust, comprehensive health and safety strategy for the Humber consistent with overall ABP Group compliance strategy.
  • Leading, managing, and developing a Compliance Advisor reporting to them, so as to ensure they are best-in-class and adequately resourced at all times.
  • Engaging with their respective management team to create a strong compliance culture which recognises local ownership of compliance at all levels and strives to deliver a safe, beyond zero-harm working environment.
  • Assist Humber Marine Teams in compliance with Port Marine Safety Code.
  • Responsible for the ongoing management, development and training of team members. To undertake appraisals (PDR) and to ensure team members have sufficient knowledge to be able to operate independently on a day to day basis.
  • Ensure health and safety inspections and audits are on a planned basis and submit reports to line managers.
  • Ensure dangerous occurrences and accidents at work are investigated thoroughly and recommend remedial measures to prevent recurrence where necessary.
  • Driving culture change across reporting areas, embedding continuous improvement in all activities and processes, so as to achieve a beyond zero-harm level of performance.
  • Liaise with the enforcing authorities, insurance companies and other trade organisation’s and outside agencies including local authorities, MCA, Environment Agency, Police, HM Revenue & Customs, HSE etc. on matters relating to compliance at work.
  • Initiate, develop and implement safety campaigns to promote safe working practices on and off the job.  This includes reacting where trends are recognised and campaigns introduced to redress the situation, or proactive to address possible risks.
  • Monitor and co-ordinate the activities of tenants and customers in respect of compliance at work.


Interested?  We are looking for somebody who has:

  • Demonstrable influential leadership skills and is considered a credible, resilient and confident people-leader.
  • A recognised Health and Safety qualification (e.g. BSc. NEBOSH Diploma, NVQ or other relevant qualification) and be a chartered member of, or working towards, IOSH.
  • Extensive experience in assessing risks and formulating safe systems of work.
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation, training and influencing skills.
  • Good organisational and personnel management skills.
  • Demonstrable approach to Continuous Professional Development.
  • A current UK Driving Licence.


Ideally, you’ll also have :

  • Experience with COMAH, dangerous goods and major hazards.
  • Minimum 1 year working within the port industry.
  • Experience of cargo handling in ports (or equivalent).


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.