Amanda has been with Shirley Parsons for four years and has built up a wealth of experience across a range of sectors and organisations. She heads up the services division, leading a team which supports organisations in the corporate, retail, property, consultancy, charity and public sectors. The team ensures organisations are able to access the high-calibre health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ) talent they need to develop.
Shirley Parsons are global leaders in HSEQ recruitment, executive search and staffing services. They are a growing global HSEQ talent network, which is built on long-term relationships, industry knowledge, and geographic expansion. Shirley Parsons act as career agents to HSEQ professionals and as partners to organisations that are looking to attract the best HSEQ talent. They can help create sustainable prosperity through business improvement, safer work environments, and enhanced wellbeing.
Jack Cornick, team leader, health, safety and construction, ALLEN &YORK
Jack joined ALLEN & YORK in 2016 to head up the well-established health and safety team. His client base is varied and includes organisations that work in the finance, construction, manufacturing, logistics, waste and corporate property sectors. ALLEN & YORK's extensive network of clients means the team can provide support for roles that range from entry to director level. Jack and the team have a combined experience of over 20 years within health and safety recruitment and they are extremely proficient in recruiting for difficult-to-fill positions worldwide. Most recently Jack has successfully recruited for positions in the UK, India and Europe. Jack takes a keen interest in market trends and regularly attends conferences and seminars to ensure he is kept up to date with developments.
Every industry requires health and safety expertise with a specific skill-set. ALLEN & YORK has structured its business to meet these needs, with recruitment teams focused on health, safety and environment in industry-specific sectors. The construction team's main role involves placing candidates with clients who are involved in large infrastructure projects. The corporate team recruits across different sectors, from retail to leisure and telecoms to finance. Each consultant has a specific focus, so that all clients receive a dedicated and well-informed service and are offered candidates of the highest quality.
The labour market for safety and health practitioners in the UK has been in flux in recent years, influenced not only by the economic downturn and slow recovery but also by employers’ changing perceptions of the importance of OSH management. We brought together recruitment experts from Shirley Parsons and Allen & York to discuss these trends and to advise on how organisations can attract the best candidates and how practitioners can secure the best job offers.LOUIS WUSTEMANN (LW): How is the job market?
We all learn differently. Some people can read something, understand it and put it into practice without any difficulty. Others respond immediately to verbal instructions. Some need to go out and put the lessons into practice before they fully understand it.
RRC’s Founder David Young was working in a bank when he was asked by his colleagues for help with their banking exams. All had full time jobs so had little time for conventional study. David Young’s revolutionary solution was to develop a set of study materials specially geared to the syllabus and examinations. Students didn’t need to buy textbooks and so saved time and money, and this first home study course produced spectacular results.
Steve Sellick, training manager at THSP has highlighted the importance of effective training to create a safer working environment. He focuses clearly on the promise that each and every worker across the UK makes to their loved ones and family members before the start of every shift; “I’ll see you later”. This promise should never involve a hospital visit or worse. Steve tells us that there is one huge factor in keeping this promise; correct skills and knowledge of health and safety. This training will help all workers to keep the promise to their loved ones.
Anfield, the home of Liverpool Football Club, is undergoing a major redevelopment, part of a wider £260m scheme to regenerate one of the city’s most deprived areas.Founded by John Houlding after he broke away from the board of Everton FC to form a new club in 1892, Liverpool FC has become one of the most successful clubs in Europe.In 2012, current owners Fenway Sports Group announced that Liverpool FC would remain at its historic home rather than build a new stadium and decided to redevelop the Main Stand to meet growing spectator demand, adding 4,500 seats.