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Head of Health and Safety

Irwin & Colton
England, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
£80000 - £100000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

Head of Health & Safety
Location: Rotherham
Salary: £80,000 to £100,000 plus benefits (dependent upon experience)

We are working with a leading heavy manufacturing company, to secure a new Head of Health & Safety. This is a great opportunity to lead and develop strategy for health and safety across their UK manufacturing sites.

Reporting directly to the CEO, this role will oversee health and safety operations across a number of factories, producing high quality heavy industrial products. The company has a reputation for quality and health and safety is vitally important to senior management and all stakeholders.

Responsibilities of the Head of Health and Safety will include:

  • Driving improvements in health and safety performance through strategic gap analysis, developing programmes to reduce risk and strive for best practice
  • Leading the overall strategy for health, safety and environment, security and training in line with UK standards and policies, supporting the drive towards continuous improvement
  • Managing and leading a team of health, safety and environmental professionals across operational sites throughout the UK
  • Engaging with employees across the business, including working with business unit leads, function leads and heads of operation, to drive a positive health and safety culture

The successful Head of Health and Safety candidate will have:

  • Proven experience in similar organisations, ideally within high risk or complex manufacturing and engineering
  • Proven leadership and management experience within a national and multi-site role and an ability to communicate and engage with a wide range of stakeholders
  • A strong technical knowledge across health and safety legislation, with relevant professional qualifications and membership of relevant professional body (e.g. CMIOSH)

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape policy and strategy for a leader in their field. For further information and to apply, contact Emily Flynn on or call 01923 433 289.


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
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