Global Head of Health and Safety

yolk recruitment
Closing date
11 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Global Head of Health and Safety
Up to £63,000
Somerset/Hybrid Working

Yolk Recruitment is exclusively managing an exciting opportunity for a Global Head of Health and Safety to join an established worldwide business who are at the forefront of their industry.

Established for over 300 years, my client is entering a new stage of growth and this is a great time to join them and be a part of their next journey. Their brand is worn by celebrities across the world and is a certain favourite to many of them!

With sales across the UK, US and Asia you will be responsible for ensuring all Health and Safety legislation and laws are upheld and correct which will ensure the safety of all staff members. You will lead a team of Health and Safety Advisors to ensure effective operational control and implementation of Health and Safety related processes and programs whilst contributing to the setting of local Health and Safety related targets and provide support to managers in reaching those targets.

If you are passionate about mentoring and developing your team members and enjoy getting involved in the day to day operations then this is the role for you! It offers hybrid working with some travel required across the UK and the possibility of occasional international travel.

This is what you'll be doing as Global Head of Health and Safety

Manage the Health and Safety team and provide support in the development of a positive Health and Safety culture
Provide specialist guidance, policies, processes and advice on adherence to H&S legislation and industry standards
Prepare regular reports and data on operational H&S performance versus targets and objectives and ensure appropriately communicated to instigate action for improvement
Prepare and submit compliance reports, governance reports / self-assessments and reporting as required
Advise on health and safety competency and training requirements of Functional Teams; prepare and deliver internal presentations, including team briefs, health and safety awareness or other training as required
Work with stakeholders to devise, establish, embed and test a Business Continuity Plan
Develop a training matrix to identify key H&S competencies required according to job role and ensure regular training, including refresher given, to meet regulatory and ethical requirements
Investigate accidents and incidents, ensuring compliance to reporting requirements for internal / external stakeholders and preparation / delivery of learning points to prevent a recurrence, improve efficiency, maximise production and reduce absence due to preventable illness and accidents.
Work with the Insurance Manager to manage and reduce the cost of employee and public liability claims Complete audits, assessing compliance to company policy and process
Coach, manage and provide support in structuring personal development plans and continued professional development for H&S Advisors to help develop their technical and competence skills
Work with the Sustainability manager to ensure that environmental requirements are adhered to in relation to working environments and how these impact our people
Support the business in developing relationships with external stakeholders and customers, which provides a stable foundation for future business opportunities and ensures customer needs are met in a timely manner
The experience you'll bring to the team as Global Head of Health and Safety

Experience working within a fast-paced Global multi-site environment as a registered HSE practitioner
NEBOSH Diploma / Degree level qualification in Occupational Safety & Health
IEMA Certificate preferred
Chartered member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) or progressing
Excellent understanding of HS legislation, processes, standards and improvement techniques Positive hands-on leadership, coaching and influencing skills at all levels
Excellent communication skills with internal and external stakeholders including regulators Continuous improvement knowledge / experience including tools and techniques
Experience of managing an Occupational Health function, ideally in a retail and distribution environment
Expert knowledge of practical implementation of H&S legislation Good commercial awareness. Ability to apply a commercial approach to decision-making Project management. Projects delivered on time, within budget and with business benefits
IT skills. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint, incident database, audit databases
Good understanding of insurance matters
And this is what you will get in return

A salary of up to £63,000
Excellent benefits
If you feel you have the skills, experience and passion to be successful in this Global Health and Safety role apply now by calling Bethan on (phone number removed) or emailing your CV to (url removed)

*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities

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