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Health & Safety and Resilience Manager

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
London, GBR
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Health & Safety and Resilience Manager Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented teams who make it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop...

Job Description

Health & Safety and Resilience Manager


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented teams who make it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Are you looking for an opportunity with a leading global business? If the answer is yes, Pearson is recruiting for a health, safety and resilience manager and this could be the ideal role for you.

This is a new position within the Organisational Risk and Resilience team, based out of our London Global HQ. The ideal candidate will have strong commercial experience, be a self-starter, strong team member and able to brief with comfort to mid management.

Who are we looking for?

The new team member will be able to work in diverse environments, recognizing our organisation’s journey to digital, planning with current and future risks in mind. As part of an experienced, global and supportive team, you will be asked to cover a range of locations and business areas.

Main activities:

  • Health & Safety:

o Engage with all key internal and external stakeholders across the UK and EMEIA region to continually improve health, safety, resilience performance objectives and organisation culture.

o Support the implementation of the health and safety strategy via an assurance program and the management of corrective action systems.

o Provide specialist guidance and training to ensure compliance with regional legal and policy requirements.

  • Business Resilience:

o Manage UK BCMSs, maintaining certification against global BC standard ISO 22301.

o Ensure alignment to and compliance with our global BCM policy and programme in the UK and EMEIA. This will include managing risk and business impact analysis, BCPs, DRPs, testing and exercising DR and work area recovery plans. The candidate will also audit external suppliers against their BCP readiness.

o Strong stakeholder management and report writing.

  • Risk Management Systems:

o Support the administration and team data input requirements, with acute attention to detail

o Provide data analysis and trend advice

o Be part of reportage for the Board and quarterly for the various business lines.

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.


Skills & Experience :

  • The ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels, supporting them to deliver their responsibilities around safety, resilience and risk management.
  • Experience of implementing ISO standards.
  • Competent MS Office applications, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Current knowledge of relevant UK EMEIA legislation.
  • Awareness of and aptitude to undertake risk modelling and reporting.
  • Experience in performing ‘hands-on’ BCM/ITDR reviews and assessments of business operations.
  • The role will require travel throughout the UK and locations in Europe.


  • Degree or equivalent workplace experience and commercial skills.
  • Membership of a recognised Business Continuity Association/Institute.
  • NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent) level qualification in Health & Safety.
  • GradIOSH (or equivalent), ideally working towards Chartered Member of IOSH.


Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Other Locations GB-GB-Harlow

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Finance

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 1, 2019

Job Unposting: Oct 15, 2019

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1904810

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.