Adam Hawkswood
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Adam Hawkswood

Careers Consultant

About Adam

​Adam is a Careers Consultant at Shirley Parsons and joined in 2023 after successfully applying for Shirley Parsons Graduate Internship scheme.

After completing a degree in Philosophy and Politics at the University of Essex, Adam worked in Education as a Childcare Assistant at a nursery, and then the school he previously attended.

Adam started of his working career as a Swimming Instructor when he was just 16. He was a competitive swimmer in his youth before turning his focus to his studies and decided to run his own swimming lessons in his spare time.

Wanting to give something back to his local community, Adam is also a Town Councillor in Berkhamsted.

“I apply my background in education and humanities to my everyday life and I’m extremely motivated by an ever evolving and important industry.”

When he’s not working or doing his town council duties, Adam enjoys spending time with his friends, hiking and being surrounded by nature.

Regional Safety Manager

$140k - 160k per year

Bellflower

A  leading construction engineering and maintenance contractor is looking to add a Regional Safety Manager, to their team in the Bellflower, CA area. This is a newly created position, where you will lead a small team and be responsible for the development and continuous improvement of the company’s safety culture and program. This represents a fantastic opportunity to join a growing company, with a commitment to safety and who will offer continuous development opportunities. The Role: Promote a proactive safety culture at all levels of the organization, with heavy focus on employee engagement towards the safety programHighlight successes and focus areas to senior leadership, in order to continually develop the company safety program Lead a team of EHS professionals throughout the region Undertake job-site inspections, hazard observations, near miss investigations and audits across all operational projects as deemed necessaryIdentify, develop and deliver safety training in areas such as: safety regulation, hazardous conditions, use of tools and equipment etc. Ensure company continually remains compliant and informed of industry regulatory changes when it comes to bodies such as Cal/OSHA  The Candidate: 7-10 years safety leadership experience in an industrial construction environmentA proven leader, with strong communication skills who can engage with internal & external stakeholders alikeBachelors Degree in Occupational Safety, Engineering or other related discipline (preferred)Experience dealing with regulatory bodies e.g. Cal/OSHA Able to travel as the role requires (circa. 25%)

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Interim Head of Environmental Sustainability & Operational Excellence

£80k - 85k per year

London

Interim Head of Environmental Sustainability & Operational Excellence London / Remote £85,000 + benefits Shirley Parsons is thrilled to announce its partnership with a global-leading Maritime classification and compliance specialist to seek out a Head of Environment & Operational Performance for a 12-month fixed-term contract. The selected candidate will spearhead the company's net-zero strategy, bolstered by science-based targets, and further elevate sustainability issues by championing tailored improvement initiatives.In this pivotal role, you will: Take ownership of the sustainability strategy, fostering an organizational culture that consistently pursues enhanced sustainability performance through behavioural shifts and pioneering thought leadership.Generate comprehensive reports on the company's sustainability performance, ensuring data alignment and compliance with the reporting requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).Coordinate the execution of the emissions reduction plan in alignment with the company's long-term science-based targets and net-zero aspirations.Utilize your engaging personality traits to influence key internal stakeholders effectively.Continuously assess performance against internal and external benchmarks to ensure adherence to mandatory and voluntary standards and regulations. The ideal candidate possesses: Extensive experience in implementing Environmental systems, including ISO 14001 and 45001.Demonstrated success in utilizing science-based targets to drive emission reduction implementation plans.Proven track record of effectively engaging stakeholders across all levels of the organization through exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, rallying senior leaders behind sustainability strategies to facilitate success.A degree in Environmental Science or a related field.Attentive listening skills and the ability to swiftly build trust with key stakeholders both internally and externally.   

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