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Rope Access Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Founded in 1968, Griffiths is one of the leading civil engineering and rail contractors working throughout Wales, the midlands and south-west England. Operating out of regional centres across Wales and England, we serve the major infrastructure sectors including highways, rail, and local and national governments.  

In 2018, Griffiths became part of Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials business and an owned subsidiary of CRH. Griffiths has over 1,000 employees operating across one hundred sites or schemes at any given time.  

We are looking for ambitious and safety conscious people who share our company values who can work well as part of a team. 

Joining our team as a Rope Access Manager you will be entitled to a highly competitive salary and package as well as our commitment to provide excellent training and support development. Please note that this role is project based within different geographical regions, so a flexible approach will be required.  

We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it is important that our people come from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 

Role Responsibility

As a Rope Access Manager, you will be responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of Rope Access deliverables on Griffiths projects, ensuring all company procedures relating to working at height are communicated and adhered to by Rope Access Supervisors and Technicians. 

You will report directly to the Operations Director and will be responsible for: 

  • Providing H&S leadership to Griffiths Rope Access Teams and promoting behavioural safety improvements.  

  • Providing technical advice on Rope Access aspects of proposed and current projects to senior members of the project teams and their stakeholders. 

  • Ensuring that Rope Access Team(s) rigorously adhere to business lifesaving rules. 

  • Completing company Rope Access RAMS 

  • Reviewing and approving RAMS provided by sub-contract organisations employed to undertake working at height 

  • Mentoring Rope Access Supervisors and Technicians. 

  • Identifying refresher and specialist training for Rope Access Technicians. 

  • Providing subject matter expert advice when tendering projects. 

  • Maintaining effective client/stakeholder relationships  

  • Ensuring Rope Access Supervisors organise and motivate teams to safely meet the required programme milestones.  

  • Conducting visits to check that the Rope Access Supervisors and technicians are working safely in accordance with the identified risks and are complying with the control measures identified in safety documentation. 

  • Conduct Internal audits, ensuring compliance with IRATA ICOPS.  

  • Ensure equipment is stored correctly, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with company procedures and IRATA ICOP. 

  • Participating in safety/incident investigations as required. 

  • Maintaining professional standards, outlining behavioural expectations to ensure morale and productivity is maintained. 

  • Applying the principles of workplace respect on site. 

  • Ensure all key Rope Access personnel hold the correct competencies for their responsibilities. 

  • Uphold the core company values, inspire, and encourage the same throughout the Rope Access Team. 

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, you must safety conscious, dependable, have a good attitude to work and be prepared to work in a challenging environment. We are looking for a reliable and experienced Manager with knowledge in the Geotechnical and arboricultural sectors of the construction industry. We are looking for someone who really wants to make a difference and be involved in the development of our growing business. 


  • Have experience of rope access planning 

  • IOSH or Nebosh qualified 

  • Extensive managerial and communication skills 

  • Experience in; rail, civil engineering, construction, and geotechnical works. 

  • Have a full driving licence  

  • IT Literate 

  • Candidates must be flexible and willing to travel or lodge if required to sites across the business if required. 

Why Us

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 
  • Training and development opportunities 

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

Tarmac is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Tarmac Trading Limited

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