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Allen & York are delighted to be working with a specialist construction company who work in Africa on projects to support local communities with full turnkey projects where they design, build, finance and manage social projects.

Based out of Johannesburg the company work across various countries in Africa including Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Ivory Coast amongst others. Many of the projects are working in rural areas on projects in sectors such as health care, agriculture, education, and housing.

This role is responsible for overseeing and promoting a culture of safety, security and environmental across the business and will be responsible for several key functions including regular visits to sites on a scheduled basis as well as ad-hoc as required to ensure compliance and that standards and improvements are being met.

The role will be responsible for Health and Safety standards across the company and will work with key stakeholders across the business, including the UK, providing regular reports and updates on statistics and monthly plans and progress. In addition, the role will work to look at proactive measures for improvement as well as providing a focal point of contact for any actions or incidents as required.

The role will also take on responsibility for Security and Environmental issues and will be required to be aware of alerts where security threats could affect staff or contractors.

The role is based out of the Johannesburg office. Candidates can either be based in Johannesburg currently or the company can support UK citizens to relocate to the region.

Candidates should have extensive knowledge of construction working in remote locations, ideally Africa but other emerging markets will be considered. Strong project management skills are required as well as a track record of working with a mixed nationality workforce.

Experience of conducting training and mentoring personnel is necessary as will travel across the region and occasionally to the UK.
Appropriate levels of qualification are required for this role proportionate to the level and requirements for a challenging and exciting opportunity.

About us: Allen & York have been matching purposeful people with purpose-led organisations for 30 years. We partner with our clients and candidates on roles that build an understanding of climate change, promote sustainability, and create inclusive and responsible organisations, working towards a sustainable world for us all.

Committed to inclusiveness in the workplace, we aim to increase diversity across all areas and therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, or whether or not they have a disability.

Let's help build a better world, together.

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