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Job Reference: G4S/TP/238391/44
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Human Resources/Health and Safety
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Market related
Location: Centurion
G4S Region: Cash Division
Country:South Africa

G4S Business Unit:Cash Solutions
Closing Date: May 31, 2013
Package Description: Basic Salary plus subsidised benefits Relevant tools for trade

Job Introduction:

To manage an effective Safety Health, Environment and Quality assurance process for G4S 

Role Responsibility:




Performance Standards

Manage and review the Quality Management System (QMS)














  • Implement and review the Quality Management System on an annual basis to ensure it meets national accreditation requirements (SABS requirements)
  • Ensure that the Quality systems are benchmarked against recognized Quality Management Standards (SABS)
  • Design and implement operational policy with standards and procedures for regions
  • Identify and manage any quality systems risks that impact on G4S
  • Collate feedback from compliance report on a national level and manage risks/compliance
  • Manage document control system within G4S by ensuring safe keeping of all master copies of the various policies and procedures and ensuring that these are authorised.
  • Ensure all relevant parties acknowledge receipt of changes and updates

Liaise with external accreditation body (SABS)and internal stakeholders

  • Provide support to departmental managers and staff on the interpretation & implementation of quality systems
  • Provide training  on QMS to the business (if required)
  • Ensure that all new appointments of Department Heads, Regional General Managers and Branch/Depot Managers are appointed as Quality Management Representatives

Plan and manage internal quality audit process

  • Ensure a yearly audit schedule is compiled
  • Ensure that the audit schedules are in line with the ISO requirements.
  • Manage the communication of audit dates, audit scope and procedures to required departments
  • Manage the audits on regional and national level
  • Ensure agreement on audit findings
  • Ensure the publication of audit results with proposed corrective action plan
  • Conduct meeting reviews/closing meetings with all levels of management after audit completion
  • Ensure  the monitor and implementation of corrective action plan s nationally

Manage ISO certification process


  • Ensure certification processes and external audits are facilitated within G4S locations nationally
  • All Directors  are kept informed of pending audits
  • Implement national tracking process to review results both during and after each audit
  • Ensure national corrective action plan drafted based on branch input with recommendations with regard to corrective action follow-up strategies made

Manage the budget/expenses

  • Check, analyse and explain major variances to budget on a monthly basis
  • Ensure that expense mandates follow audit procedures
  • Prepare annual input on estimated management development for business units

Set and manage SHE for G4S nationally

  • Act as the company’s appointed Health and Safety Expert.
  • Ensure the continued implementation of the G4S Africa Health and Safety strategy
  • Review and update the Risk Assessment monthly and submit to Group
  • Design, develop and review national SHE policies, standards and procedures to ensure legal compliance
  • Design, develop and review SHE Management system for G4 S nationally
  • Design, develop and review and track progress of SHE action plans
  • Design, develop and maintain a national SHE audit programme to ensure standards are maintained
  • Generate and present reports for the national SHEQ meetings
  • Maintain records of all company fatalities
  • Maintain the Health and Safety file
  • Ensure all SHE registrations, permits and licenses applied for and up-to-date
  • Design, develop and maintain appropriate emergency plans and Business Continuity Plans (BCP).

The Ideal Candidate:





  • Knowledge  and understanding of quality assurance
  • Knowledge of the applicable legislation and regulations related to ISO certification
  • Knowledge  and understanding of Health Safety and Environment
  • Knowledge of the applicable legislation and regulations related to Health Safety and Environment
  • Knowledge  and understanding of Company Policies, Processes and Procedures
  • MS Office
  • Project Management
  • Delivering strategy
  • Working with complexity
  • Developing policy and operational standards
  • Conducting Quality, Health, Safety and Environment audits
  • Leading people
  • Ability to do Hazard Identification and Risk assessments



  • Awareness of the market environment
  • Customer thinking
  • Collaborating and co-operating
  • Understanding the organisation’s goals and objectives
  • Dealing with changing circumstances
    • Acting professionally
  • Working with complexity
  • Attention to detail
  • Stress tolerance/work under pressure


  • Relevant Quality assurance qualification or equivalent
  • SAMTRAC or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience in SHE and Quality Assurance – a minimum of 5 years experience would be deemed appropriate for the level of the position. (Experience of operations in the security industry would be an advantage)

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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.