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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:
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)

About the Company:

Securing your World


G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and 657,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit

G4S operates in over 30 countries in Africa and employs over 105 000 people on the continent.

At G4S South Africa, our vision is to be recognised as the leader in providing security solutions. We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver ourcommercial strategy. We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce. Our employees are the public face of G4S and we recognise and respect the value they add to the business by delivering excellent service day after day.

G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are:

  • Customer Focus
  • Expertise
  • Performance
  • Best People
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration & Teamwork

One of the G4S Group’s core values is to ensure we employ the Best People. We strive to develop our employees’ competence and inspire them to live our values.G4S ensures that we provide our employees with opportunities for growth and development within a dynamic and challenging business environment.         

At G4S South Africa, we place great value on attracting and retaining the best people at all levels, to ensure the continued success of the organisation.


We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, but SA citizens or those with a valid SA work permit, will have a distinct advantage.

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