Health & Safety Lead

Location Surrey
Sector: Health and Safety, Facilities Management and Property, Corporate and Professional Services
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Car Allowance
Job ref: MAC2754_1707740225
Published: 10 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Health & Safety Lead
Location: Surrey
Salary: Circa £65,000 plus car allowance

Irwin and Colton are pleased to have been engaged by an industry-leading FM organisation who are looking to bring on board a new Health & Safety Lead. The vacancy is brand new and will lead on one of their newest contracts within the UK, taking full responsibility for a team of safety professionals across numerous sites (from corporate offices spaces to laboratories). The role also reports to the Head of Health and Safety.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing health and safety team, looking to drive cultural change across the board, and to work in a professional and dynamic working environment.

Responsibilities of the Health & Safety Lead will include:

  • Engaging with key stakeholders to drive a positive health and safety culture, from employees right through to senior management

  • Supporting the wider business units on the development and delivery of operational safety protocol; identifying opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of the health and safety function internally and externally with clients

  • Assessment and development of the health and safety management systems to ensure that it reflects best practice

  • To analyse risk across the critical working environment and to create change to mitigate risks

  • Ensuring contractors on-sites are compliant to agreed legislation and company guidelines


The successful Health & Safety Lead will have:

  • NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent) and relevant membership of a professional body

  • Proven experience within the built environment, ideally from a facilities management background (Hard FM) - background from a science-based environment i.e. Labs is beneficial

  • Experience in influencing, engaging, and liaising with senior management to create cultural change on safety

  • Strong working understanding of relevant ISO systems (ISO 45001, 14001, and 9001)

  • Experience managing a team of health and safety professionals

  • Happy to travel UK-wide when necessary

This is an excellent opportunity to join an established Facilities Management company with a long history and strong heritage, and brilliant retention.

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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