Head of Health and Safety

Head of Health and Safety

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Health and Safety

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  • Salary:

    £65k - 75k per year

  • Contact:

    Michael McPhilemy

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    01252 759 162

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Head of Health and Safety – Up to £75K plus package – North West

Principal People are seeking a Health and Safety Professional to be part of a successful and established Groundworks and Civil Engineering business that will provide you  with an opportunity to progress throughout the business. With 30+ live sites around the North West, this is a fantastic opportunity to expand your experience and grow your career within a dynamic and reputable organisation who operate within the Civil Engineering and Groundworks sector.

Working with some of the most recognised construction businesses, this company works on exciting and diverse projects and are looking for a Head of Health and Safety that will have autonomy and be a trusted member of the business. We are looking for an enthusiastic, collaborative and knowledgeable Health & Safety leader who holds a passion for Health & Safety.

Currently working on over 30 Groundworks and Civil Engineering projects across the North West, this operational and hands on position is a great opportunity to work your way up and be supported throughout your career with clear progression routes into a Health and Safety Director position in the next 12-18 months.

Key responsibilities of this Head of Health and Safety include:

  • Develop and implement the Health and Safety strategy
  • Support, coach and mentor individuals both inside and outside of the health and safety function
  • Reviewing and creating HSEQ policies and procedures.
  • Review HSEQ performance including the output of certain activities, to identify root cause analysis and corrective actions needed
  • Attending site and office meetings
  • Conduct site audits and site inspections
  • Conduct incident investigations when required

The successful Head of Health and Safety will hold:

  • Experience working in Civil Engineering, Groundworks, Construction, Utilities, New build or similar.          
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate or NEBOSH General Certificate or  equivalent. 
  • Full UK Driving licence

In return the successful Head off  Health and Safety will receive:  

  • Basic salary of £65k - £75k
  • Car allowance of £6,000 per year or potentially a company car.
  • Travel expenses
  • Pension scheme
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Discretionary bonus

To ensure you don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity, please apply immediately or contact me on m.mcphilemy@principalpeople.co.uk quoting reference MM27123