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Health & Safety Recruitment

Irwin and Colton specialise in recruiting health and safety professionals, helping to create a safe and sustainable future for the world and generations to come.

We’re here to support organisations to recruit health and safety professionals from Advisor through to Director level across the UK and internationally across all sectors. As specialists in permanent, contract and executive level recruitment, we have extensive experience within the industry and a deep understanding of the market.

Securing HSE talent of calibre is something our team do consistently. We have a dedicated research team assigned to all roles we recruit and a proven methodology which consistently yields the right candidates for our clients time and time again.

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Our sectors

Our team recruit HSE professionals across all sectors, having placed hundreds of roles across the sectors listed below. We are equally adept to working across transport and logistics, education, charities, and the public sector.

We are committed to deepening our knowledge of health and safety issues every day so we can consistently deliver the results our clients need across all industry sectors.

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    Construction &
    Civil Engineering
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    Chemicals &
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    Property &
    Facilities Management
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    Corporate & Consultancy
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    Waste & Recycling

Why us?

Experience you can trust

We focus only on health, safety, environment, and sustainability recruitment, providing us an unrivalled understanding of the industry. We are recognised for a quality, professional and personable service.

Specialist network

We have an unparalleled network of high-calibre HSE professionals. We work hard to build good relationships and constantly work to develop a deeper understanding of the industry we recruit for.


We utilise best in class recruitment technology and systems to ensure our consultants are equipped with the latest tools and stay at the forefront.

Embedded in your sector

We collaborate with IOSH, British Safety Council, NEBOSH, NCRQ and other major corporates in sharing best practice, as well as producing our own series of Safety Bytes videos which share knowledge and insight from industry leaders.

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A case study of our work: The National Gallery

Where we started
The National Gallery needed a Health and Safety professional who could also provide expertise on Fire Risk Management to ensure the safety of their millions of visitors each year and the artworks they house.

How we helped
We used our expertise and extensive candidate network of Health and Safety professionals to identify those candidates who had the relevant property and facilities management experience, but also those who were technically competent on Fire Safety as well.  We needed the right Fire Safety qualifications to ensure the candidate was technically competent to advise the Gallery on the best approaches.

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Our services

Permanent Recruitment

Our dedicated research team and sustainability specialist consultants will help you find the right candidates for your permanent roles.

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Contract & Interim

In need of an environment and sustainability professional at short notice or on a temporary basis? We can help you.

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Executive Search

We have found influential leaders for some of the worlds most well-known organisations.

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Meet the team

Our team specialise in different sectors so that the people we work with receive the very best level of support and advice.

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