Salary: £41,200 per annum

Shift hours: Full Time

HMP Bronzefield are currently recruiting for a Safety & Risk Manager to support the Director and offer assurance that all safety requirements are in place. This strategic manager role would be suitable for someone who is hands on and strives to get things done.

HMP/YOI Bronzefield houses up to 572 women (approximately 14.5% of the national female prison population). The women in our custody have a diverse and complex set of needs and range from mothers and babies, young offenders, life and long term sentenced women, short to mid-term sentenced women, foreign nationals and women on remand. HMP/YOI Bronzefield is a closed local prison serving courts across the South of England. Our mission is to deliver quality of life services which make a meaningful difference to women in the criminal justice system by supporting them to change their lives for the better. To achieve this we focus on providing needs-based services and programmes to rehabilitate and improve the well-being of our women.

We have been awarded a bronze accreditation by Investors in People for our commitment to our staff, their development, engagement and investment in a sustainable future.

  • Support regular tours, inspections, and spot checks to ensure that HMP Bronzefield prison Director, senior management team and line managers are taking appropriate action to control potential hazardous situations / unsafe conditions and are maintaining up to date effective Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work.
  • Provides operational and technical input from a Safety & Risk perspective to the Operational teams.
  • Represents and positively promotes SJS on external/regulatory/client forums and at Sodexo Safety & Risk meeting.
  • Identifies, manages, controls and reviews safety risks (operational, financial, reputational, compliance, and knowledge and people); and contributes to and supports the Sodexo’s risk management framework and process across Sodexo Justice sites, including HMP Bronzefield.
  • Working closely with the HSEQ team, ensuring that the Directors and the senior management teams comply with fire safety legislation and regulations by: ensuring that fire safety risk assessments are up to date; that firefighting equipment is inspected and maintained; that the fire alarm and detection systems are tested; ensuring fire safety audits and inspections are conducted ; reporting as required on fire safety arrangements; ensuring that all sites fire safety training plan for staff is implemented; maintaining fire safety policies.
  • Working closely with the Directors and senior management teams to ensure that Vendor and subcontractor audits includes auditable safety due diligence reviews, are appropriately timetabled throughout the year and carried out.
  • Ensure that the Directors, senior management teams, line managers and staff undertake regular review on the effectiveness of control measures including the validity of risk assessments and safe systems of work across all SJS activities.
  • When appropriate to assists in the training of SJS personnel in fire, safety, health and risk procedural requirements.
  • Provide professional supervision, coaching & mentoring of staff to enable their self-development & succession arrangements.
  • Ensure awareness of GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance workflow) is understood by all managers and workflows are complied with to deliver good practice in HMP Bronzefield.
  • Develops processes to ensure the delivery and maintenance of a positive safety culture.
  • Reports monthly to the Group Head of Safety & Risk on all relevant fire, safety, health and risk management matter and management information data for onward reporting to management reviews and Sodexo.
  • **Full job description below


  • Degree educated or equivalent in Occupational Health & Safety. (Level 5 NVQ)
  • Professional recognised chartered membership, ideally of IIRSM and IOSH.
  • Solid knowledge of and experience in SHEQ management systems; fire, health, safety and environmental audit; safety management and incident investigation.
  • Project management and risk management skills.
  • High performance and outputs achieved with minimal supervision and able to make sound judgements in a politicised environment.
  • Passion for being proactive and taking ownership for delivery of outcomes: e.g. risk assessments; accident reports; safety tours
  • Confident at effective planning and organisation: e.g. action plan completion; following up deadlines; risk assessment QA’s
  • Good team player with sound interpersonal skills.
  • General knowledge of commercial financial management processes and procedures.
  • Flexible working to be able to travel across SJS sites to deliver enhanced Safety & Risk operational resilience support to directors and managers.


  • Risk Management and Business Continuity Management training.
  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 audit training.
  • PAS 7 Integrated fire risk management system
  • PAS 79 Fire Risk Assessments.
  • Knowledge of PAS3002, Wellbeing at Work
  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
  • Previous experience in a justice custodial or community environment.

Reference: SDX/TP/RF8598/SJS

Location: HMP Bronzefield, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, England

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