Director of Health and Safety and Environment

Competitive salary and Benefits Package
08 Sep 2017
06 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Health and Safety and Environment

The Port of Tyne in North East England is one of the UK’s major deep-sea ports - a vital trading gateway to world-wide markets.  The Port has operated on the Tyne since Roman times and became a trust port, constituted by Act of Parliament, in 1968.  We have no shareholders or owners and are governed by an independent Board up to eight non-executive directors, including the Chairman, who are appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport.  We receive no Government funding, and are run on a commercial basis, reinvesting all profits back into the business for the benefit of all of its stakeholders -  customers, employees, business, Government and the community.

We are looking for a new Director to join our leadership team.  Reporting to the CEO, you will responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership in the key areas of Health and Safety, Environment and Quality Management.


  • Educated to degree level
  • Proven track record of strategic leadership within a diverse business environment
  • Previous experience of managing Health and Safety and Environment Functions
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
  • Experience of leading behavioural/cultural change management programmes
  • Able to encourage innovation and drive continuous improvement
  • Experience of risk management, compliance and internal audits

Further information is available at

For an informal confidential discussion about the role please contact Michael Dobson on 0207 426 3968 or Matt Malone on 0113 205 6063.  Applications (CV and supporting letter) should be submitted via the website above.

Closing date for applications: Friday 6 October 2017