Head of Health and Safety

Location London
Sector: Facilities Management and Property, Corporate and Professional Services, Retail, Hospitality and Leisure
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Job ref: MAC2187_1681919432
Published: about 1 year ago
Startdate: ASAP

Head of Health and Safety
London (with some wider UK travel)
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 plus benefits

Irwin and Colton have engaged on an exciting opportunity with one of the UK's leading independent catering organisations, who are looking to bring onboard a new Head of Health and Safety. This organisation is well-recognised across the UK and this role is a great opportunity to lead and develop health and safety, as well as food safety across the organisation.

This will be a varied role in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and will work closely with the board, reporting to the Managing Director.

Responsibilities of the Head of Health and Safety will include:

  • Leading, influencing, and engaging across the organisation to promote a positive health, safety, and food safety culture in line with overall company strategy

  • Responsible for all aspects of safety, hygiene, and licencing compliance across the


  • Oversee the day-to-day implementation of management systems and auditing by the team

  • Representing the company at Board-level as required, as well as guiding senior stakeholders across wider operations

  • Overseeing direct reports with site managers to create solutions and ensuring key priorities from audits are actioned

  • Leading on the rollout of initiatives to meet customer and client expectations

The successful Head of Health and Safety will have:

  • Environmental Health Degree / Advanced Food level 4 qualified is essential

  • NEBOSH General Certificate (ideally Diploma)

  • Proven experience in a similar role across health, safety, and food safety (ideally within the hospitality industry)

  • Strong experience influencing and engaging with stakeholders, from catering staff to Board members

The position would suit an experienced professional with leadership experience and can bring new ideas. The position will be predominantly London-focussed, with some wider UK travel

For more information on this opportunity or to discuss your next career move, contact Matthew Cathcart on +44(0) 1923 432 636 or apply here.

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