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Senior Health and Safety Specialist

Facilities & Admin London, London

Position at NaturalMotion

At NaturalMotion, we make games that wow people! We innovate to create experiences that previously were impossible and that would not exist without us. We take pride in making titles that reach a large audience and in creating communities that last. In 2018, NaturalMotion Studios were named one of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by!

The Health and Safety Specialist has a dynamic and meaningful responsibility to help keep our employees safe through various health, safety, and wellbeing initiatives. In this role, you will support the health and safety programs across EMEA and APAC offices and assist in developing creative safety initiatives that will serve as important resources for employees. You will work collaboratively with internal and external teams to continuously improve safe working environment and provide assistance during emergencies. Strategic time management and excellent prioritization and follow-up skills are key to success in this fast paced and active position.


  • Serve as the local Health and Safety point of contact for EMEA/APAC teams with a solid knowledge base of UK and Finnish H&S regulations
  • Consult partner teams on applicable H&S regulatory requirements to maintain compliance and coordinate on key projects and initiatives – such as with Facilities and HR
  • Conduct research and quickly provide relevant H&S information during critical times and as needed
  • Perform various risk assessments not limited to general office, fire, maternity, and young person risk assessments and manage individual risk mitigation programs
  • Lead safety committee meetings for all EMEA/APAC studios and address potential gaps
  • Fulfill requested H&S and placement forms for interns, temporary workers, and vendors
  • Maintain and manage all H&S compliance trainings by country and ensure local requirements are being met
  • Participate in investigation and root cause analysis of safety incidents involving workplace injuries and illness and implement preventative measures to avoid recurrence
  • Schedule DSE assessments, coordinate follow-up appointments, and procure equipment based on recommendations to mitigate potential and current ergonomic risks
  • Maintain a global record and document management system for all manuals, policies, plans, trainings, incident tracking, database, and spreadsheets
  • Assist in identifying and addressing health and safety challenges by working collaboratively with partner teams and developing cross functional solutions for key partners
  • Support in ensuring compliance related matters and record-keeping requirements, including inspection and training logs, are up to date and maintained per country and local occupational regulatory agencies
  • Conduct regular review and audits of workplace inspection and assessments across all studios to maintain a solid familiarity with the facilities, employees, job responsibilities for potential hazards
  • Work cross-functionally to integrate safety into day to day work activities and promote a safety culture where everyone takes responsibility for themselves as well as others
  • Support line management with annual health and safety audits to verify ongoing compliance with country and regional regulatory requirements and internal standards
  • Assist with ongoing management and expansion of the global health and safety programs
  • Develop innovative safety initiatives that drive engagement and speak to our diverse employee population
  • Coordinate training in CPR, AED, First Aid, Fire Warden, and incident response for the employee- and volunteer-led Zynga Emergency Response Team (ZERT)
  • Market and publicize health and safety with enthusiasm to employees to raise awareness and ensure compliance with laws and regulations

Desired qualifications:

  • High energy professional
  • Experience as an H&S Advisor for UK, Finland, and other EMEA and APAC locations
  • First Aid, Fire Warden, CPR, and AED certifications
  • Technical certification in office ergonomics/DSE
  • Working knowledge and understanding of health and safety principles and regulations
  • Policy and system implementation including compliance programs
  • Ability to maintain and manage spreadsheets and database
  • Strong communication skills with proven leadership, judgement, and interpersonal skills
  • Willing to learn and grow while possessing flexibility to think creatively
  • Collaborates and partners with cross-functional teams from broad backgrounds and levels of management
  • Ability to successfully and comfortably respond to and address inquires and issues from employees
  • Upholds a professional demeanor; poise under pressure with well-developed time management skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle and maintain the highest level of confidentiality
  • Shown experience in program coordination, safety methods, standards, and practices
  • Excellent writing, communication, in person, and presentation skills
  • Ability to identifies problems, collect data, establish fact, and draw valid conclusions

What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus scheme and Zynga stock allowance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday, plus public holidays and Christmas shutdown
  • Private medical care and healthcare cash plan
  • Life insurance and critical illness insurance
  • Discounted gym membership and free weekly yoga class
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free fruit, snacks & soft drinks provided daily, as well as free lunch on Fridays
  • Annual season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme
  • Summer and Christmas parties and Happy Hour every Friday

Zynga is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our broad community; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds. Join us! We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law. Zynga is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need any accommodation during the interview process, please let us know.