Who we are

At Irwin & Colton we specialise in health, safety and environment recruitment. With over a decade’s experience, we know that the health, safety and environment sector is about much more than doing the right thing; it’s also about organisational risks and opportunities. And just like our clients and candidates, at the core of what we do is hard work and expertise.

For clients

We are committed to finding our clients the perfect candidate. But we’re dedicated to sourcing people who are far more than well qualified and technically proficient. Our candidates add true value, creating inspiring ideas, influencing, engaging and communicating, to go beyond compliance and bring real, positive change. It is this blend of hard and soft skills that makes our candidates unique, and makes Irwin & Colton the partner of choice for health, safety and environment recruitment. Using our wealth of experience and deep market knowledge, we recruit both contract and permanent positions, from Health, Safety and Environment Director to Manager and Advisor level, so you always find the perfect candidate

For candidates

When you are looking for your next role, working with the expert in your sector gives you significant advantage. But beyond that, it’s crucial to have the right support. That’s why, at Irwin & Colton, we work with all our candidates personally. So, you get all the help and preparation you need, to successfully take the next step on the career ladder.

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Our fields of expertise within the Health, Safety and Environment
industry include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Occupational Health & Wellbeing
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Fire Safety
  • CDM & Principal Designer

Highlighted Sectors

Construction & Utilities
Construction & Utilities
Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
Property & Facilities Management
Property & Facilities Management
Waste, Recycling & Heavy Industry
Waste, Recycling & Heavy Industry
Media, Technology & Telecoms
Media, Technology & Telecoms
Consultancy & Professional Services
Consultancy & Professional Services

Our partners

What People Say

COO - Global Media Company

"I have worked with Irwin & Colton for many years and have always found them to be professional, personable and people who will work hard to fulfil the company’s recruitment needs time and time again. We have employed over 10 high calibre candidates that Irwin & Colton have introduced us to. They continue to be our recruiters of choice."

Founder & Director, Health & Safety Consultancy

"Where many agencies would back away in search of easier pickings, Irwin & Colton always commit wholeheartedly to the brief and regularly produce outstanding results. We would recommend Irwin & Colton to anyone looking for great quality candidates in the health and safety market."

Director of SHEQ, Major Principal Contractor

"Having worked with Irwin & Colton over the last number of years, we have found them extremely professional and hard working. They have always provided us with candidates of a high calibre and they work hard to ensure that any candidates are fully screened before putting them in front of us. We are very happy to endorse Irwin & Colton and would highly recommend them elsewhere."

HSE Director - Global Civil Engineering Company

"I can always guarantee that the candidates sent to me by Irwin & Colton meet my exact requirements and as such I have filled a number of key positions with them. Combine this with a professional approach and you have a Company that makes me want to return when looking for candidates who match my needs."


Health and Safety Advisor Colchester

Health & Safety Advisor (6-month contract) Colchester | £300/day (inside IR35) + travel expensesIrwin & Colton been engaged on an exciting new opportunity with a very well-established and unique charity who are looking on bring onboard a new Health & Safety Advisor on a 6-month contract basis. This role will be reporting directly into t...

Environment Manager Manchester

Environment ManagerManchester Circa £50,000, plus benefitsIrwin & Colton have been engaged by one of the UK's largest real estate organisations to identify a new Environment Manager. The organisation has a multibillion-pound turnover and specialises across a wide variety of commercial and residential property.This role will report directly int...

Environment Advisor Coventry

Environment Advisor London£43,000 + Car Allowance and Excellent BenefitsIrwin & Colton has been engaged by a high-profile civil engineer to recruit an Environment Advisor, to work across their business. The organisation has a track record of successful delivery of high- profile projects and the environmental agenda has always been core to their...

Safety Byte: IOSH Competency Framework

Irwin & Colton meet Duncan Spencer – IOSH’s Head of Advice & Practice

In this video Duncan gives an overview of the new IOSH Competency Framework.  He answers the questions; how will the Competency Framework help Health and Safety professionals? How will the IOSH Competency Framework help when recruiting? He also expands on the question – Are technical skills becoming less important in health and safety?

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the Chartered body and largest membership organisation for safety and health professionals globally. Full video transcript can be seen here.

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