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Head of Health, Safety and Environment

Irwin & Colton
Greater Manchester, Wigan, England
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Car Allowance + Extensive Benefits
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

Head of Health, Safety and Environment


Salary: Circa £70,000 + Car Allowance + Extensive Benefits

Irwin and Colton has been engaged with a leading logistics providers to recruit a Head of Health and Safety. The role will involve leading a nationwide health and safety team across multiple sites to ensure the successful delivery of the Health and Safety strategy. Specifically, this organisation is looking for a creative, innovative individual with new ideas, who can drive continuous improvement and that can ensure their health and safety programme continues to deliver to the highest standard.

The role also reports to the Chief People Officer.

Responsibilities for the Head of Health and Safety will include:

  • Reviewing the health and safety strategy, ensuring this is fit for purpose and industry best practice
  • Leading a national team ensuring the implementation of the health and safety policies and procedures on site
  • Keeping updated with key changes to legislation and ensuring the organisation remains compliant
  • Engaging with senior managers, clients and external stakeholders ensuring responsibilities are clear and answering technical health and safety related enquiries
  • Continually developing and reviewing the health and safety management system in line with industry best practice

The successful Head of Health and Safety will have:

  • Proven experience in a similar role within logistics, warehousing or delivery services or a similar regulatory driven environment
  • Hold NEBOSH Diploma/NVQ 5 (or equivalent) and relevant membership of IOSH
  • The ability to influence and engage key internal and external stakeholders from operations on the ground to the boardroom
  • A strong technical knowledge across relevant health and safety legislation, compliance, and regulations
  • A good understanding of Facility, Security and Environment management (desirable).

This is a great opportunity to work for one of the UK's leading logistics providers leading a team of safety professionals and reporting directly into the board. A UK driver's license is essential. Contact Sam Tearne at or on 01923 963 651.

Irwin and Colton are a specialist Health and Safety recruitment company, based in the Southeast of England, recruiting 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.

Irwin and Colton Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job, you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at our website,


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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