SHEF Manager

Manchester | Other





Who we are

VIVO provides facilities management and accommodation maintenance for the UK military and its partners. VIVO embodies both experience and innovation.


What we do

We put our Customers and Families First. They are the driving force behind everything we do. We drive forward improvements for them to ensure the service they receive, whether reactive repairs or a major project, is completed safely and on time. In order to achieve this, we have 4 core values: open, caring, agile and collaborative. These are at the heart of everything we do.



SHEF Manager

North West

Salary £50,000 - £55,000 + Car Allowance/ Car


The Safety, Health, Environment and Fire (SHEF) Manager will support operations with guidance and solutions to ensure work activities of VIVO employees and their subcontractors in completed in a safe manner complying with current regulations and adhering to Safety Operating Procedures [SOP] held within VIVO and its parent companies.

The role focuses on Health, Safety, Environment, & Fire with the Built Estate Contracts in Defence based across the Southwest and/or Central regions of England, supporting Line Management on implementation of the Safety Management System.

The SHEF Manager will report to the Head of SHEF functionally but will also have a subject matter expert support & engagement relationship with Built Estate Operational personnel, & Contractors within designated contracts.


Key Accountabilities

This is a new role in a new business supporting the Built Estate Directorate, formed to deliver infrastructure, management of Built Estate, asset, facilities management and construction services into the UK Defence Sector. 

  • Run project activities as agreed within the SHEF activities.
  • Delivering general, none accredited health and safety training as required
  • Assisting the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor in the delivery of their duties
  • Carrying out scheduled and unscheduled inspections of work activities across a large geographical area
  • Taking appropriate action where any H&S management is failing.
  • Writing and/or contributing to the contract and business monthly H&S report
  • Assisting operational managers where necessary in facilitating liaison
  • Attend coordination / cooperation meetings with clients.

Supporting the health and safety audit regime ensuring that BS 45001 certification is maintained

  • Support Sustainability initiatives across all contracts
  • Support VIVO Zero Harm initiatives across all contracts



    • Qualifications - NEBOSH Diploma or Construction/General Certificate or equivalent
    • NEBOSH Environmental Diploma / Certificate
    • P405 - Asbestos Management preferred
    • Fire Risk Assessment accredited qualification (IOSH / BSC etc:)
    • Membership of Association for Project Safety (APS) or Equivalent Organisation
    • Chartered Member of IOSH, or working towards
    • Recognised Auditor
    • Recognised Train the Trainer
    • Recognised Accident investigation techniques


Knowledge & Experience:

  • Good communication skills
  • Experience of H&S management in construction
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current and relevant H&S legislation
  • Presentation skills including delivery of training
  • Data Analysis and Report Writing
  • A good level of skill in using Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Designing and leading H&S Campaigns
  • Environmental Management Qualification
  • Experience in working on MOD Establishments
  • Experience in operating to the BS 45001 standard
  • Experience in chairing meetings


Location will be flexible, with home working where practical an option, but there will be requirements for travel within the UK to support the teams and activities of the business.

VIVO Defence Services

The role you have applied for is with VIVO Defence Services, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS. By applying for this role, please be aware that information contained within your CV may be shared between VIVO Defence Services, Serco and EQUANS during the recruitment process.


At VIVO, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. Therefore, we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool.


We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working and operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident Leader. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. If candidates wish to request extra time to apply then they should contact 0345 010 4000 and ask to speak to a VIVO Recruiter.



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02/08/2024 11:55:00
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