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Head of Health and Safety


Job Title Head of Health and Safety
Contract Type Permanent
Location Towcester
Salary £competitive
Job Published 12 days ago
REF 25277
Contact Name Nicola Klein
Contact Email

Job Description

Head of Health and Safety – Silverstone - £Competitive

Silverstone is synonymous with British motor racing. With 70 years of rich history, the venue has a glorious heritage that is recognised and admired around the world. Since 1950 Silverstone has played host to the FIA Formula 1 British Grand Prix 51 times and the circuit also hosts a number of other high profile events including the British round of the FIM Motorcycle World Championship (MotoGP), the FIA World Endurance Championship and the world's largest historic race meeting, the Silverstone Classic

Fast forward to 2019 and the 550 acre home of the British Grand Prix is currently undergoing an evolutionary transformation of the venue. Now with a purpose-built hotel, an experience visitor attraction and a number of additional revenue streams coming on board outside of motorsport. It is a thoroughly exciting time and growth period for the organisation.

Principal People are delighted to announce that we have been retained exclusively as a search partner to the organisation, to identify a Head of Health and Safety to spearhead health and safety across an exciting variety of business operations.

Operating from Silverstone and as part of the Senior Management Team, this is an opportunity to embark on a fast-paced and ever changing journey with the company, influencing across a range of business operations and being surrounded by a culture of energy, optimism and team-work.

Why this is a great opportunity:

  • This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead safety in a company with a household name brand, certain to add a huge amount of value to your overall career experience
  • You will joining the company at a fascinating time in its evolutionary journey, with the opportunity to shape and influence the safety culture and operations throughout a period of transformation
  • You will oversee a diverse range of risk across; Catering, Venue, Driving Experiences, Corporate and Public Events as well as overseeing work from a plethora of sub-contractors completing a range of works around the venue
  • This role will play a significant part in being the expert that ensures hundreds of thousands of staff, spectators and visitors enjoy their visits to the venue and return home safely as they should  

As the Head of Health and Safety, you will be responsible for:

  • Having complete oversight of operational activities and ensuring from an ethical, legal, compliance perspective that the activities are carried out safely
  • Building relationships with all sub-contractors, working in alignment with a partnership approach
  • Being the lead health and safety representative before, after and during a plethora of events throughout the year
  • Manging the health and safety budget
  • Conducting routine audits and inspections of the venue, including but not exclusive to; track licenses, fire safety certificates, petroleum licenses and more

To be strongly considered for this opportunity, the successful Head of Health and Safety will:

  • Bring with them a positive, proactive and empowering approach to safety
  • Have a degree level qualification in health and safety
  • Have previous working experience of managing safety across large, diverse businesses in; events, leisure, retail and other high public footfall sectors
  • Be able to work strategically, but not be adverse to delivering operationally frequently

In return, the successful Head of Health and Safety will be offered a highly competitive salary, plus an exceptional package.

If this could be of interest, please register your interest with Taylor Newton or Zac Wilson now or call on 01252 759162 to ensure your application is considered.

Ref: 25277 | Published: 14 Jan 2020