Health, Safety and Environment Specialist

£26,000 - £28,000

Are you forward thinking? Already possess a Diploma level NEBOSH certification? Passionate about achieving standards & goals?  Consider yourself approachable & supportive, visible within the business and out on the ground, with the ability to work in collaboration with various stakeholders, to challenge and to offer solutions? We are seeking a Health & Safety and Environment Specialist to join our dedicated team in Newcastle.


Working Mon – Fri, 08:30 – 17:00, you’ll be providing competent advice to the business, monitoring & contributing to compliance within UK/EU legislation, whilst adhering to company standards as defined in the DFDS Safety Management System framework. Based in a very busy operational environment, acting as a point of contact for departmental managers on matters of occupational/operational health and safety as well as environmental matters.  Ensuring continuous development, undertaking compliance checks against company standards on matters of health and safety and ensuring full compliance is maintained and areas for continuous improvement established. Providing support and guidance to the business in maintaining it’s 45001 accreditations, also, in the investigation of incidents & accidents ensuring they are probed thoroughly, the root cause is established and acted upon to avoid reoccurrence.


You shall be joining a forward-thinking team, who will ensure your integration into the department is seamless and accommodating. We require an engaging individual who can dynamically adapt to work, manage their own workload commitments, to ensure delivery of the collective strategic goals. Coordinating with line managers ensuring safe operations are maintained through guidance, support, and coaching. Attending various meetings & working groups. You would also be trained to join the DFDS Culture Champions network.



Job Role involves:

  • Practical working knowledge as a champion in Health and Safety.
  • Excellent working knowledge of HSE Management Systems; HSG65 is essential.
  • Responsible for improving systems and processes.
  • A pragmatic risk-based approach to health and safety management.
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of health and safety policies and procedures across the site.
  • Provide appropriate advice and guidance to a wide range of stakeholders, to ensure the ongoing effectiveness of HS&E systems, processes, and policy to enable safe working and environmental compliance.
  • Responsible for performing health and safety inspections, audits, and undertaking safety investigations on accidents and serious near misses / property damage.
  • Check safety equipment across the site.
  • Collect, monitor and document HSE metrics/documentation and action plans and communicate these with relevant stakeholders.
  • Complete HSE inductions.
  • Ensuring environmental compliance is well integrated and understood throughout all of our functions.
  • Monitoring and reporting environmental performance
  • Seeking opportunities to enhance awareness and environmental performance.
  • Engaging with key internal and external stakeholders including contractors, regulators, and enforcement agencies.
  • Managing Health and Safety documentation, monthly and quarterly reporting.
  • Keeping up to date with legislation and regulation changes in the industry.
  • Provide advice, training and coaching to other managers and employees, as required.
  • Delivering briefings to colleagues on safety initiatives and campaigns as directed by DFDS Group H&S.
  • To have an interest in sustainability, participating in the Sustainability Project Team for the Passenger Organisation and making proposals for initiatives to drive our sustainability agenda.




Now about what we can give you.  You’ll be able to access some fantastic benefits such as:

  • Life assurance cover
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Free ferry travel for up to 4 guests between Dover and Calais / Newcastle and Amsterdam with no limit on trips
  • Full employee assistance programme including:
  • Proactive financial, emotional, mental and physical health care support including face to face counselling, fast 24/7 access to a GP, a second medical opinion and legal support for colleagues and their family
  • Huge range of retail discounts from high street and online retailers
  • Cashback on health care including dental, optical, physiotherapy, prescriptions, specialist consultations and much more
  • Access to Thrive, our award-winning Wellbeing platform
  • Access to mental health first aid and opportunity to join support webinars with a focus on all areas of positive wellbeing


Who We Are…. DFDS provides shipping and transport services in Europe, generating annual revenues of EUR 1.9bn. To over 8,400 freight customers, we deliver high performance and superior reliability through shipping and port terminal services, and transport and logistics solutions. For six million passengers, we provide safe overnight and short sea ferry services. Our 10,000 employees are located on ships and in offices across more than 20 countries. DFDS was founded in 1866, is headquartered in Copenhagen, and listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.  In the UK, DFDS prides itself on having signed the Armed Forces Covenant and membership of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network.  We have just been added to the CILT top 30 Logistics Providers List!


Interested? Apply now!   If you’re looking for a varied role and have a desire to work in one of Northern Europe’s leading shipping and logistics company, please send us across your CV!




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