European Head of Safety, Health, Environment & Quality

Irwin & Colton
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
£65000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allowance and Bonus
Closing date
25 Dec 2021
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European Head of Safety, Health, Environment & Quality  | UK & Europe
Salary Circa £70,000 plus £8,000 car allowance, excellent benefits and bonus

Irwin & Colton have been engaged by a leading waste and recycling organisation to recruit a European Head of Safety, Health, Environment & Quality. Forming part of the Leadership team, this role will lead on Safety, Health, Environment & Quality across all UK and European operations.

Covering multiple sites, with an element of home working, this is an excellent opportunity to become part of a global organisation.

Responsibilities for the European Head of Safety, Health, Environment & Quality will include:

  • Leading and developing a team of experienced SHEQ professionals on the development and execution of the SHEQ strategy across the organisation
  • Developing, implementing and promoting new initiatives to increase health and safety performance and understanding across the business
  • Overall responsibility for the ongoing maintenance and development of the integrated ISO standards and accreditation
  • Engaging with key stakeholders across the business, including working with the Board of Directors to continue to drive a positive safety culture

The successful European Head of Safety, Health, Environment & Quality will have:

  • Proven experience in a similar health and safety leadership role from within a multi-site waste, recycling, heavy industrial or similar environment
  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent and membership of IOSH or other relevant professional body (ideally Chartered or working towards)
  • Strong knowledge of creating and implementing health and safety strategies and the ability to communicate and engage with a wide range of stakeholders across the business

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate health and safety professional to lead the strategy and overall direction for the function across a diverse organisation. For more information on this opportunity or to discuss your next career move, contact Emily Flynn at or 01923 433 289

Irwin & Colton are a specialist Health and Safety recruitment company, based in the South East of England we recruit 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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At Irwin & Colton we specialise in health, safety and environment recruitment. With over a decade’s experience, we know that the health, safety and environment sector is about much more than doing the right thing; it’s also about organisational risks and opportunities. And just like our clients and candidates, at the core of what we do is hard work and expertise.

For clients:

We are committed to finding our clients the perfect candidate. But we’re dedicated to sourcing people who are far more than well qualified and technically proficient. Our candidates add true value, creating inspiring ideas, influencing, engaging and communicating, to go beyond compliance and bring real, positive change. It is this blend of hard and soft skills that makes our candidates unique, and makes Irwin & Colton the partner of choice for health, safety and environment recruitment. Using our wealth of experience and deep market knowledge, we recruit both contract and permanent positions, from Health, Safety and Environment Director to Manager and Advisor level, so you always find the perfect candidate

For candidates:

When you are looking for your next role, working with the expert in your sector gives you significant advantage. But beyond that, it’s crucial to have the right support. That’s why, at Irwin & Colton, we work with all our candidates personally. So, you get all the help and preparation you need, to successfully take the next step on the career ladder.

For more information please visit or call 01923 432 633.

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