Head of Health and Safety

Location Scotland
Sector: Health and Safety, Construction and Civil Engineering, Corporate and Professional Services, Utilities and Energy
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £80000 per annum + Car or Car Allowance + Excellent Benefits
Job ref: EPF2456_1694597827
Published: 11 months ago

Head of Health and Safety
Scotland | c.£80,000 + Car or Car Allowance + Excellent Benefits

Irwin and Colton has been engaged by one of the UK's largest utility providers to recruit a Head of Health and Safety. The role will involve leading a large health and safety team to ensure the successful delivery of the Health and Safety strategy. Specifically, this organisation is looking for a creative, innovative individual with new ideas, who can drive a behavioural change programme and that can ensure their health and safety programme continues to deliver to the highest standard.

The role also reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities for the Head of Health and Safetywill include:

  • Reviewing the health and safety strategy, ensuring this is fit for purpose and industry best practice

  • Leading a national team ensuring the implementation of the health and safety policies and procedures on site

  • Keeping updated with key changes to legislation and ensuring the organisation remains compliant

  • Engaging with senior managers, clients and external stakeholders ensuring responsibilities are clear and answering technical health and safety related enquiries

  • Continually developing and reviewing the health and safety management system in line with industry best practice

The successful Head of Health and Safety will have:

  • Proven experience in a similar role within major infrastructure, civil engineering, rail, utilities, or a similar regulatory driven environment

  • Hold NEBOSH Diploma/NVQ 5 (or equivalent) and relevant membership of IOSH

  • The ability to influence and engage key internal and external stakeholders from operations on the ground to the boardroom

  • A strong technical knowledge across relevant health and safety legislation, compliance, and regulations

This is a great opportunity to work for one of the UK's leading utility providers leading a large team of safety professionals across Scotland. A UK driver's license is essential. Contact Elizabeth Ferguson at elizabeth.ferguson@irwinandcolton. com or on 01923 433 215.

Irwin and Colton are a specialist Health and Safety recruitment company, based in the Southeast of England, recruiting across the UK. We recruit all roles in the health and safety industry from Health and Safety Manager, Health and Safety Director through to Health and Safety Advisor positions.

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