Health, Safety and Environment Manager


Job Title: Health, Safety and Environment Manager

Location: Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1NS

Reports To: Facilities Manager

Competitive salary offered


The Opportunity

Ashridge is looking for an experienced Health, Safety and Environment Manager to work in our beautiful Grade 1 listed building set in the countryside just outside London. Due to the nature of the business and variety of activities carried out in the House, the successful candidate will need to provide a comprehensive health, safety and environment service. So varied experience of working with different stakeholders is a must in order to manage the challenges that the House and business activities provide.

Reporting to the Facilities Manager you will be responsible for developing and implementing Health, Safety and Environment best practices, ensuring the Company complies with current Health and Safety legislation, approved codes of practice and current HSE guidance, carrying out Risk Assessments and Risk reduction.

The role will suit an experienced professional who has a can do attitude, enjoys a challenge and is able to think on his/her feet.

Ashridge is a unique place, combining an Executive Education school with a full-service event venue, surrounded by vast and historic gardens. So the more varied your experience, the better.


Ensure working practices are safe, environmentally sound and comply with relevant legislation, including COSHH, fire regulations, food hygiene, hazardous substances such as asbestos, noise, confined spaces, working at height, safeguarding machinery, stress management, DSE and occupational diseases etc.

Prepare health, safety and environment strategies, action plans and develop and deliver internal procedures and policies.

Maintain ISO14001 and ISO50001 accreditation by identifying and leading initiatives for continual improvement. 

Prepare and submit Ashridge’s carbon footprint disclosure.

Outline safe operational procedures which identify and take into account all relevant hazards.

Carry out regular site inspections and audits to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented.

Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health, safety and environment issues and risks.

Establish (where relevant) and keep records including inspection findings, incident/accident reporting, investigations and produce monitoring reports with improvements suggestions.

Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all Health, Safety and Environment legislation and any developments that affect the business.

Undertake any other reasonable duties or responsibilities as directed by the Facilities Manager


This role will generally be worked Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm however Ashridge is a twenty-four-hour operation, so some out of hours, weekend and bank holiday working may be required dependent on business activities.


Work is generally office based, although a fair amount of time will be spent working in different areas of the Estate, 70%/30%. Some activities may involve working at height, in cramped conditions or in noisy, dirty or dangerous places, though this is not the typical work environment.


PPE is provided for when working in different parts of the Ashridge Estate 


Key Attributes

Member of the Institute of Occupational Health (CMIOSH) with a minimum of five years’ experience.

Attend Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) seminars and read professional journals.

NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent

ISO internal auditor experience

Sound knowledge of HSE and environmental legislation and regulations

Energy management experience

Excellent written and spoken communication skills –someone who can ensure compliance but bring everyone with them

Negotiating skills

The ability to understand and analyse complex information and present it simply and accurately

An investigative mind

Attention to detail 

Ability to manage your own workload


About us

Ashridge House is a beautiful Grade 1 listed heritage property with world-class conference and training facilities. It is also the home campus of Ashridge Executive Education (one of three operating divisions of Hult International Business School) and the perfect location for corporate meetings and private events.

Ashridge House hosts both day and residential events for between 2 and 250 people, welcoming guests from all over the world. Set in extensive parkland in the Hertfordshire countryside, the magnificent neo-gothic mansion provides the complete meeting experience for our clients. Our beautiful private dining rooms in the historic Main House are available for functions, and our extensive 190 acre estate is ideal for teambuilding activities. In 2016 the team was again awarded Gold Standard for customer service in the BDRC Venue Verdict accreditation - providing the very best customer service is at the heart of what we do.


Employee Benefits/Perks

  • 25 days paid holiday each year
  • Complimentary daily lunch and refreshments available to all staff
  • Free access to on-site gym (with swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room, squash court and outdoor sporting facilities)
  • Access to the company pension scheme and healthcare schemes
  • Free staff shuttle to and from Berkhamsted station (set schedule)
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free access to Virtual Ashridge, our award winning online learning resource tool


Additional Information

At the heart of Ashridge Executive Education is the Ashridge (Bonar Law Memorial) Trust, a major UK charity incorporated by Act of Parliament that exists to provide global executive education together with appropriate research and to maintain Ashridge House and Gardens for the benefit of the nation. The Ashridge site in Berkhamsted acts as both the hub for this global operation and as a major conference center.

Please note that you must have the right to work in EU to be considered for this position. 


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