Head of Health & Safety

  • Negotiable DOE
  • Wiltshire, England
  • Contract

Head of Health & Safety

Location: South West

Contract: 3-months ongoing

Pay: Inside IR35 - Negotiable DOE


Our client, a local authority in the South West, is seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of Health & Safety to lead their health, safety, and well-being initiatives. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in maximizing business effectiveness while minimizing risks and losses across the council.


Key Responsibilities

  • Influence political and management planning to maximize business effectiveness.
  • Manage key risks identified by the council's risk management process.
  • Formulate and promulgate corporate health, safety, and well-being policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Directly manage professionals across three disciplines and Workplace Charter project officers, with indirect management of Public Health specialists.
  • Lead key performance indicators related to health and safety, interpreting and analyzing performance management data for continuous improvement.
  • Prepare reports for Cabinet, Corporate Leadership Team, and Health and Safety meetings.
  • Coordinate with Health and Safety Executive Inspectors and manage the health and safety services effectively.
  • Manage the operational budget and corporate budget for reasonable adjustments.
  • Act as the lead professional officer in all workplace health and safety matters, providing advice and support on complex cases.
  • Ensure proper reporting and investigation of accidents, incidents, and near misses in accordance with statutory responsibilities.


Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Required

  • Chartered Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) achieved through a degree-level qualification or industry qualification and interview route.
  • Minimum of ten years' experience in a senior role within the specialist field(s).
  • Experience in influencing strategic planning and effective people management.
  • Strong presentation skills (oral and written) and experience in procurement and contract management.
  • Previous experience working for a Local Authority


How to Apply: If you're interested in applying, please submit your CV now and contact Joe O'Halloran at Spencer Clarke Group on 01772 954200.

Joe O’Halloran Senior Consultant

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