Group Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Up to £100000.00 per annum + Up to £120k + Excellent Benefits
19 Jul 2021
18 Aug 2021
Jonathan Goldsmith
Contract Type
Full Time
NEBOSH Qualification
NEBOSH Diploma

Flexible location of either London or Bristol

Are you looking to join a business where sustainability underpins everything they do?

This organisation, an integrated energy, mining and infrastructure group operating in sub-Saharan Africa, are committed to making a positive environmental and social impact on the communities in which they operate. Their mission is to develop, own and operate high-quality long-term assets that will be critical to achieving a sustainable future.

The corporate team, based in the UK, is currently undergoing a period of growth prior to an initial public offering (IPO) and the Board are looking for someone like you to create a corporate strategy to drive long-term, sustainable improvement. Day to day, you'll be providing strategic and practical health & safety leadership across the Group and its assets. You will support the VP of Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement, as well as project teams in sub-Saharan Africa, to ensure the business achieves one of its highest priorities - a safe and healthy workforce.

You'll be:
* A confident and experienced leader - you'll be responsible for creating processes, mechanisms and tools which will enable a long-term, positive and sustainable health & safety culture across a variety of major projects and assets.
* Happy to roll your sleeves up - the corporate leadership team is a lean one, so this will mean getting stuck into all sorts of projects if and when required!
* Organised and able to prioritise - you'll be the corporate face of H&S for the organisation, so your skills will be in high demand! It's important that you have held a similar post before and are confident in choosing what projects to prioritise at a given time.

In terms of experience:
* It's important that you have previous health & safety leadership experience within a global business.
* It's vital that you have experience working across different geographies, cultures and languages. Experience working in Africa will be viewed favourably.
* You will have previously worked in a high-hazard industry, such as mining, energy, oil & gas, power generation, construction, transportation or petrochemicals.
* It's important that you're technically proficient - you will possess a professional qualification in occupational health & safety.
* If you can demonstrate that you can build meaningful relationships whilst working remotely, that will go a long way.

You will be based in either the South East or South West of England, ideally in a commutable distance of either London or Bristol.

In return for your skills and expertise you'll be met with a salary of up to £120,000 dependent on your experience, a bonus of up to 30% and an outstanding wider benefits package. You'll also have some peace of mind - this organisation hasn't been affected by recent events and is pushing ahead with its growth and hiring plans.

If this has piqued your interest, get in touch with Jonathan Goldsmith at to discuss the role. Don't worry if your CV isn't ready yet - we can work out the finer details later.

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