Group Safety Director

Location Sheffield
Sector: Health and Safety, Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals, Manufacturing
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits
Job ref: EF2962_1715691617
Published: 10 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Group Safety Director
Locations - Sheffield, Leeds, County Durham
Salary - £90,000 - £100,000 Plus Benefits

We're delighted to be partnering with William Cook Holdings, one of the UK's leading heavy engineering specialists, to secure a new Group Safety Director. This is a unique opportunity to define and shape health, safety and environmental management and strategy across their manufacturing and engineering operations.

William Cook companies design, manufacture and overhaul components and systems for applications where safety and reliability are critical. They sell worldwide to customers in the defence, rail, nuclear and energy sectors.

Reporting directly into the Group Managing Director, this role will oversee and lead health, safety and environmental strategy across the group's three main factories and several satellite sites.

Responsibilities of the Group Safety Director will include:

  • Leading the overall strategy for health, safety and environment, security and training in line with UK standards and policies, supporting the drive towards continuous improvement

  • Driving improvements in health and safety performance through strategic gap analysis, developing programmes to reduce risk and strive for best practice

  • Coaching, managing and mentoring a team of health, safety and environmental professionals across operational sites throughout the UK

  • Engaging with employees across the business, including working with business unit leads, function leads and heads of operation, to drive a positive health and safety culture

The successful Group Safety Director candidate will have:

  • Proven experience in similar organisations, ideally within high risk or complex manufacturing, engineering or hazardous environments

  • Proven leadership and management experience within a national and multi-site role and an ability to communicate and engage with a wide range of stakeholders

  • A strong technical knowledge across health and safety legislation, with relevant professional qualifications and membership of relevant professional body (e.g. CMIOSH)

  • Strong project management experience, with a demonstrable desire for continuous improvement

This is a true leadership position, offering the successful candidate the opportunity to shape policy and strategy for a pioneering leader in heavy engineering.

For further information and to apply, contact Emily Flynn on or call 01923 433 289.