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Head of Health & Safety

Location North East | Salary Competitive Salary plus Benefits including car and bonus


Our client is a large multi-site international business who is a market leader in their field. An opportunity has become available for an experienced Health & Safety professional who will lead on the strategy and management of health and safety across their growing organisation.

The role will encompass all aspects of Health & Safety within the work environment. Managing a team of H&S professionals, the role will manage both operational and strategic input for Health, Safety & Environment for the UK and European arm of the business.


Job Description

Main accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the delivery of health and safety strategy across all UK and selected European sites.
  • Provide guidance on Health & Safety matters to all stakeholders including the leadership teams.
  • Coach and be responsible for developing a H&S team across multiple sites.
  • Drive and implement continuous improvement H&S strategies.
  • Support leadership, management and project teams in maintaining first class HSQE standards.
  • Project manage regular site audits and accident investigations.
  • Provide operational and strategic collaboration and coaching around Health and Safety initiatives.
  • Strive to maintain H&S operational excellence across all UK sites.


Person Specification

The successful candidate will:

  • Have demonstrable Health & Safety expertise gained at a senior level from within an industrial based environment.
  • Be an experienced manager who is used to developing a team of Health & Safety experts within a multi-site environment.
  • Be educated to degree level and hold a specific Health & Safety qualification such as NEBOSH Diploma level or equivalent.
  • Be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of UK Health and Safety legislation.
  • Be a credible communicator able to influence across all levels.
  • Be able to travel occasionally across the UK and Europe from the main base in the North East.


Contact Consultant

Katie Nevin

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