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 Manager Wolverhampton

Health and Safety Manager (6 Month FTC) Wolverhampton | £55,000 to £60,000 plus Excellent benefits We're pleased to have been engaged to recruit a Health and Safety Manager to work for a specialist global manufacturer of security products. This role is specifically responsible for a manufacturing and assembly site in the Wolverhampton area. The rol...

Senior Health & Safety Consultant London

Senior Health and Safety Consultant | LondonSalary: Circa £58,000 + Benefits Irwin & Colton have been engaged by a global-leading consultancy to recruit a Senior Health & Safety consultant to join their growing team. The consultancy has built an excellent reputation and a unique client network which is helping them to drive growth across al...

Health, Safety and Environment Manager London

Health, Safety and Environment ManagerBirmingham, London, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle or BristolHome-based | £50,000 to £60,000 plus Excellent BenefitsWe're pleased to have been engaged to recruit a Health, Safety and Environment Manager to work with a leading hi-tech, global online retailer with a major automated logistics and distribution networ...

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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