Reference : GBR08372

Mine Manager

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom Loughborough
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 08/11/2022

Position description

Mine Manager – British Gypsum – Saint Gobain

At Saint-Gobain, we pride ourselves on being innovative, customer focused, agile, open and engaging and entrepreneurial. We are also proud to have been named a ‘Top Employer’ for 6 consecutive years. If you are a quick learner, you like working in a team, and you want to know what it’s like to work for a top employer that is working hard to make the world a better home; then please read on to find out more about this exciting and rare opportunity to join us as a Mine Manager.

Is this role right for me?

This a very rare and extremely rewarding opportunity to join British Gypsum, across the UK we have 5 underground room and pillar mines one is in Cumbia, one in East Sussex and 3 in the Midlands. There is a range of seam conditions between our mines which results in the use either continuous miners, roadheader or drill and blast mining methods.

Mining and manufacturing started in the 19th century and since then we have been responsible for a huge wealth of innovations, head to to see our amazing story!

The future means better built environments, better homes and better places to work.

We know that a building is more than just a building. It’s a home, a place to rest and recuperate, a place to learn, and a place to work. That’s why we’ve been helping the industry and our construction partners build better ever since our launch in 1917. It’s an ethos we continue to live by today, because we want to create spaces that people love to work, rest and play in.

The overall purpose of the role is to be the statutory competent person responsible for the overall management of the Mine in accordance with applicable legislation and for delivering the Mines Performance KPIs & SPIs utilising extensive experience and knowledge in mining engineering and operations management in order to ensure the safety, environmental and quality standards are achieved whilst satisfying demand.

(Statutory Appointment under Regulation 10 of the Mines Regulations 2014)


Role Accountabilities

  • Actively promotes safe working practices as a core value that places safety at the heart of all decisions
  • Develops and Deploys local policies and procedures in compliance with BG mining standards.
  • Leads by example and encourages safety activity throughout the team
  • Ensures all statutory obligations are fulfilled with regard to the entire operation
  • Leads the site safety committee
  • Reporting and investigation of H&S incidents
  • Demonstrates high level of technical competence
  • Can lead multi-disciplined and cross-functional teams
  • Can develop, empower and motivate a team to ever higher performance
  • Fosters Trust within team and with stakeholders
  • Collaborates effectively internally & externally
  • The ability to Innovate 

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma qualification (or equivalent) in Mining Engineering or related discipline.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in managing underground mining operations.
  • Record of success in a unionised production management role.
  • Experience of identifying, planning and leading continuous improvement projects
  • Mining Engineering and Safety management skills & knowledge sufficient to ensure the operation is wholly compliant with all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Management skills to inspire and enable the team to be developed to consistently improve performance
  • Good stakeholder management skills to ensure all interactions are professional and satisfactorily concluded
  • Good root cause analysis skills to ensure all identified shortcomings are investigated and effective countermeasures implemented

Additional Requirements

Permanent Role Package / Benefits

In addition to a competitive base salary plus a car and an attractive bonus scheme, you will benefit from a significant focus on your own personal development and also have access to:

  • 36.25 Hours Per Week (Minimal contractual hours)
  • 25 Days holidays + Public Holidays
  • Bonus Scheme (up to 20%)
  • Pension - 4% contribution (Increasing with Service)
  • Life Assurance - 2 x salary / 4 x salary in pension scheme
  • Staff Discount - Across Saint-Gobain Brands

Are Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer?

We’re working hard to be, and we’re keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

We understand that a diverse workplace is not only a more enjoyable place to be, but also facilitates better decision making and innovation. So, whoever you are, and whichever Saint-Gobain business you join, you can be sure of a warm welcome with us.

And what about flexibility?

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role (this could be flexible hours, a job share, part time, to name a few). We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting, but we promise to listen.

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