EHS Lead (South)

  • London Bridge, London SE1 9RA, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Mitie was founded in 1987, Mitie is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and government offices. Mitie has over 49,000 people, 100+ office locations, and thousands of customers across the country, there’s no limit to what you can achieve if you work for us.

Delivering the exceptional, every day

Our purpose: our expertise, care, technology and insight create amazing work environments, helping our customers be exceptional every day.
Our promise to our people: a place to work where you can thrive and be your best every day.
Our promise to our customers: a trusted partner creating exceptional environments for your customers and people, adding value every day.
Our culture – our core values and how we behave:

1. We are one Mitie: we work as one to deliver a seamless, unrivalled service. We are all in it together, if we can help a customer or colleague in any way, we will. We are one Mitie.
2. We are built on integrity and trust: integrity and trust are at the heart of all we do. We are the face of company. We treat others as we would like to be treated. We are proud to work for Mitie.
3. We go the extra mile: whether it’s keeping things running smoothly in a safe environment, looking for new ways to do things better or fixing problems, going the extra mile for our colleagues and customers and keeping our promises is in our DNA.
4. Our diversity makes us stronger: we are very proud of our rich and diverse culture and backgrounds. Our diversity creates ideas and insights. Everyone at Mitie has a voice and is treated as an equal.
5. Our customers’ business, is our business: we are a partner, trusted for our expertise and for putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.


• Knowledge of relevant procedures
• Level of customer Service
• Team Player
• Health and safety awareness and knowledge
• Communication

Job Description

Main Duties 

  • Identify & implement strategies to reduce risk for Mitie companies and our clients.
  • Manage a team of EHS people and have experience of doing this to an acceptable level and being able to demonstrate that.
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of legislation and codes of practice applicable to the company’s business.
  • Ensure Operational managers and personnel have the appropriate technical competence to work safely by the identification and provision of formal training needs.
  • Provide advice and guidance to clients, account directors and assurance groups
  • Ensure  clients, account directors and assurance groups are aware of their legal and company responsibilities.
  • Produce EHS reports as requested
  • Attend Regional and National meetings as required to represent the EHS agenda.
  • In conjunction with the QHSE Director establish and maintain the Regional EHS forums to enable engagement and communication with employees.
  • Where required in consultation with line manager liaise with relevant enforcing authorities.
  • Lead and motivate the regional teams ensuring that EHS is embedded at all levels inline with the Mitie values.
  • Continuously develop the capabilities of the regional EHS teams raising their knowledge and skill levels.
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of legislation and codes of practice applicable to the company’s business.
  • Develop an understanding of the Mitie Intranet in order to access relevant documentation.
  • Attend performance appraisals and work to agreed personal improvement and development plans.
  • With the ability to carryout regular reviews with the teams and create personal development plans as appropriate.
  • Attend relevant training courses as part of personal development needs and meeting changing business needs


  • Significant client care experience
  • Significant experience of managing large team directly
  • Significant experience of implementing culture and change programmes
  • Represent the Director of QHSE as required in their absence.
  • Any other reasonable “ad hoc” duties as required by the needs of the business.
  • Good understanding of ISO and relevant British Standards applicable to the businesses.
  • Good standard of written English.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literate (Word, XL Spread sheets).
  • Able to work unsupervised and on own initiative.
  • NEBOSH Diploma/equivalent or above.
  • Environmental Management.
  • CMIOSH or working towards CPD.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Experience of multi-site, multi-discipline organisations.
  • Detailed knowledge of risk assessment and management.
  • Work in a commercial, client-facing environment.
  • Ability to manage meetings.
  • Excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Diplomatic and personable.
  • Good management skills.
  • Flexible approach to work patterns.
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Additional Information

Health and Safety responsibilities

  • Follow Group and company policies and procedures at all times;
  • Report any apparent deficiencies in systems of work or equipment provided that may result in failure of service delivery or risk to health and safety or the environment;
  • Use all work equipment and personal PPE properly and in accordance with training received;
  • Report any issues or training needs to your Line manager and /or via your divisional incident reporting system;

Information Security

  • Ensure compliance with Mitie's information security procedures in all activities;
  • Proactively identify and report security risks to your manager;
  • Report actual and suspected security incidents;


This job description Is intended to give the post holder an appreciation of the role envisaged for this position and the range of duties undertaken. Specific tasks and objectives will be agreed with the post holder throughout the period of employment. The job description may be varied from time to time by the Company to reflect changes in the post holder’s role and/or the needs of the business.

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