Director of Health and Safety

Location Eton
Sector: Health and Safety, Facilities Management and Property, Public Sector and Education, Charity and NGO
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £90,000 - £100,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Job ref: OD2977_1716478624
Published: 27 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Director of Health and Safety

Eton College

Eton, Berkshire | £90,000 to £100,000 plus benefits

Irwin and Colton are delighted to be partnering exclusively with Eton College to identify a new Director of Health and Safety. This role will lead the development, implementation and monitoring of all health and safety activities to ensure the safety and wellbeing of pupils, staff, and visitors within the College and the various state of the art facilities within the estate.

Leading a small team of specialists, and working closely with the Leadership Team, you will play a critical role in upholding Eton's commitment to providing a safe, secure and nurturing environment that supports academic excellence, personal development, and community engagement.

Responsibilities of the Director of Health and Safety role will include:

  • Working closely with the Provost and Fellows (the governing body), Head Master, Lower Master and Bursar, to continually develop and enhance the school's approach to health and safety

  • Ensuring thorough and appropriate risk assessments are conducted across all areas of the school, including academic buildings, boarding houses, sports facilities and common areas

  • Partnering with a variety of key stakeholders across the school, including Department Heads, the Leadership Team, and with external stakeholders to foster a culture of safety and promote a coordinated approach

  • Developing and reviewing a comprehensive suite of health and safety policies, procedures and guidelines that are tailored to the distinctive needs of Eton and in alignment with relevant legislation, standards, and best practice

  • Provide leadership to the Health and Safety team, helping them to develop their skills, provide an excellent service to stakeholders and enhance the credibility of the health and safety within the wider school

The successful Director of Health and Safety candidate will have:

  • Experience in leading a health and safety function and team, ideally within an education, university or related organisation

  • A degree, relevant professional qualifications and ideally Chartered membership of a relevant industry body (i.e. CMIOSH)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Prior experience of working with varied and demanding stakeholders, ideally within the creative or academic sectors, and ability to adapt your style to meet different needs

  • A good understanding of safeguarding procedures or willingness to learn is essential (as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 guidance)

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world-renowned institution and take the leading role for Health and Safety. For further information, please contact Oscar Dale on or 01923 432 673 to discuss further and apply.

Further information about The College

Eton College are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. They are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. They believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, we will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can make adjustments accordingly.

Disclosure Checks:

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including, but not limited to, reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred List information), an online search and, where applicable, Prohibition checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form. Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as "spent" under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.