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Health, Safety and Environmental Recruitment - Client Services

Principal People are the longest established Health, Safety and Environmental recruiter in the UK.

Established in 1986, Principal People have been recruiting permanentcontractinterim management and consultancy professionals for over 30 years. Principal People are the leading Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality recruitment agency in the UK. We are also specialists in the Corporate Responsibility, Fire Safety and Sustainability candidate markets.

We have an enviable reputation in the Industry; our understanding of the Health and Safety market allows us to provide solutions to our clients, within London and across the UK and Ireland.

HSE - Client Services FAQs

Why choose Principal people?

  • 35,000+ strong HSE candidate database
  • 98% client satisfaction rate
  • Sector specialist consultants
  • Experience within all sectors
  • Supporting large, small, public, private and commercial employers

What kind of HSE recruitment service do you deliver?

We are approachable, honest, and hardworking. We work tirelessly to find the right match for our clients whatever their needs, including:

  • Permanent – roles at all levels
  • Contract – fixed term or daily rate options
  • Executive Search 
  • Consultancy – one-off projects, daily rate

What are the HSE qualifications and experience levels of the candidates in our network?

We offer candidates with HSE qualifications encompassing all experience levels:

  • Entry level
  • Middle management
  • Senior professionals
  • Global heads

What kind of service can I expect from permanent recruitment?

We offer a contingency service that entails:

  • Detailed qualification of the job description, candidate profiles, responsibilities, key achievements, technical skills, requirements, character and profile fit for the ideal candidate
  • Search for active and passive candidates through our extensive database
  • Comprehensive marketing throughout our specialist and general job board portfolio
  • Active social media communication to grow communities
  • Comprehensive coverage of the whole candidate marketplace

How can you help me with the selection process? 

A: When selecting candidates, we undertake the following process:

  • Face-to-face or Skype interviews to match their cultural fit for the job
  • Psychometric testing for in-depth understanding of character type
  • Reference checking and compliance checks on qualifications
  • We offer salary and package advice using significant data on our placements in relevant vertical markets to ensure that we provide the most appropriate attraction packages 
  • We offer ‘consolation on offer’ management to ensure the selected candidate is trustworthy, especially important in today’s candidate-led market
  • We invoice only on the successful projects, formal acceptance of the offer, and commencement candidate after the start date
  • We offer rebate periods to protect and de-risk your investment

Can you provide temporary, contract, or interim staff?

We supply fully qualified health and safety temporary, contract and interim placements and management to ensure you are compliant, as well as seeing you through your short-term requirements.

We have recently worked for clients in situations where other health and safety agencies have previously advertised a role for four weeks and have been unable to supply a suitable candidate.

Meanwhile, we found excellent matches that meet the client’s specification in as little as two days.
If you urgently need a health and safety manager, advisor or officer, call us free on 0800 999 5500, and we’ll find the right person - fast!

How can we inform you if there are vacancies in our organisation?

Simply fill in this form, call free on 0800 999 5500 or email

Client Testimonials

Our aim is to build long-term relationships with our clients - not just quick fixes. Our values of Integrity, Quality, and Commitment underpin our every step.

“By the end of our interaction, not only was I thoroughly impressed but have since recommended Principal People”

Business, Safety & Security Manager – A Principal Retail Organisation

“Having previously reached out to a number of ‘Health and Safety Specialists’, it became quickly apparent that Principal People were truly one of the main Health and Safety Specialists”.

Health & Safety Director – Leading Financial Services & Property Management company

See more of our client testimonials here.