Head of Health and Safety

Shirley Parsons
Competitive package and benefits
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Job Role
Health & Safety Director
Contract Type
Full Time
NEBOSH Qualification
NEBOSH Diploma
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Head of H&S (global remit) - Competitive package and benefits

Shirley Parsons has been retained exclusively by a FTSE 100 manufacturing organisation to appoint a proven H&S leader with global experience. This is a strategic appointment and will require an individual with the experience of delivering results in a fast-paced and complex environment. As Head of H&S you'll take a leading and influential role in establishing clear standards for H&S & developing a strategy in a collaborative manner, that ensures these standards are successfully adopted and embedded throughout the organisation. You'll maintain oversight of ongoing compliance and performance levels, establishing frameworks and driving engagement with senior stakeholders.

The organisation has high level of senior management engagement throughout the group, with mature leading and lagging metrics and general reporting, together with a range of initiatives. A key area of focus for the business will be evolving both the H&S climate and culture, so demonstrable examples of success in the evolution of these areas is a prerequisite for the role.

Other significant areas of focus include evolving the group wide behavioural based safety observations initiative and the recent introduction of a new Global Electrotonic SMS platform and root cause analysis tool.

There is an expectation that the successful applicant will also lead, consolidate and refine existing assurance strategies. Supporting H&S Management teams through digitization programmes and contribute in the Health and Well-being programme; while maintaining and evolving engagement strategies at all levels.

The role will report into Managing Director and have a strong dotted line into the Group H&S Director. To be successful, you'll need proven leadership experience within a large, complex organisation, including previous accountability for developing and implementing strategy, policies and frameworks.

Your communication, influencing and stakeholder management skills will be excellent. You'll be a dynamic and personable leader who doesn't mind getting hands-on when needed, working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to achieve your shared goals.

This is an exciting role for an ambitious candidate. Due to the global footprint of the business, there will be an expectation of global travel.


Shirley Parsons are global leaders in HSEQ recruitment, search and staffing services. We are an ever-growing global HSEQ talent network built on long-term relationships, industry knowledge, and geographic expansion.

We act as career agents to HSEQ professionals and partners to organisations looking to attract the best HSEQ talent. Together, we can help create sustainable prosperity through business improvement, safer work environments, and enhanced wellbeing.

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43 Buckingham Street
HP20 2NQ

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