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Interim Director of Health & Safety

Irwin & Colton
England, London
Up to £1000 per day
Closing date
1 Jun 2024

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Job Role
Health & Safety Director
Contract Type
Full Time
NEBOSH Qualification
NEBOSH Certification, NEBOSH Diploma

Job Details

Interim Director - Health and Safety


Rate: circa £1000 per day (inside IR35)

Irwin and Colton are delighted to be partnering exclusively with a leading research and development organisation to find an Interim Health and Safety Director.

This exciting opportunity will lead and manage the operational Health and safety team, alongside developing strategy and overseeing the implementation of new transformation projects across the organisation.

The role is a true leadership position which will report to the Executive level and Board. The organisation is diverse and complex, including a variety of different environments, and health and safety is a top priority.

Responsibilities of the Interim Health and Safety Director will include:

  • Provide expert guidance and leadership to the Board of Directors, and engage with all staff across the organisation on health and safety issues
  • Ensure a positive health and safety culture across the business, ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Leading the development and delivery of a best practice health and safety function, identifying opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of the team and operations
  • Lead and manage a team of technical professionals operating across various specialisms, supporting them to promote a culture of best practice
  • Ensure all organisational activities are properly risk assessed and oversee a regular audit programme to evaluate performance

The successful Interim Health and Safety Director will have:

  • Proven experience in a similar leadership role in health and safety, from a related industry sector (eg. University, Pharma, Chemicals, Research and Development)
  • Relevant professional qualifications (ie. CMIOSH)
  • Experience in strategy development and project management
  • Ability to communicate with a range of senior stakeholders

This position would suit an experienced leader with extensive team management and change management experience. For further information contact Tom Hewat on or 01923 432 637 to discuss further and apply.


Irwin and Colton is a specialist recruitment company supporting health, safety, environment and sustainability professionals in creating a safe and sustainable future for the world.

We recruit experienced HSE professionals from Advisor through to Director level, covering all industry sectors and working across the UK and internationally.

For more information please visit or call 01923 432 633.

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+44 (0) 1923 432 633
Cardinal Point
Park Road

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