We are currently recruiting for a Head of Health & Safety in Exeter.


Pay rate: PAYE £466.89 per day/UMB £600 per day.

Hours:  37 hours per week.

Contract duration: Temporary ongoing.



You will ensure that all processes and procedures in place for the effective delivery and management of the Health and Safety Risks are identified and mitigated to an appropriate level and they will ensure a sustainable cross organisational model to maintain a high level of Health and Safety maturity.



  • To provide inspiring leadership to ensure that Health and Safety practices and culture are integrated and embedded.
  • Work with the Director of Services, to devise and deliver the H&S strategy, implementing policy and procedures changes. Report twice yearly to the board or sub-committee.
  • Influence and drive a guiding collation of senior leadership to ensure the Health and Safety improvement plan is delivered with the appropriate change management, seen to be done is a collegiate manner and demonstrates collaborative behaviours.
  • Design and implement an appropriate management and governance structure to ensure strategy, legal obligations and performance management is appropriate to different levels of the organisations.
  • Improve the H&S Management systems, evolving to a single integrated system aligned with ISO standards and embedding a practice of continuous improvement. Ensure appropriate reporting and compliance is in place on reporting and audits, risk management and legal compliance.
  • Ensure the client delivers its HSES policy commitments, remains legally compliant.
  • Has a track record of working closely with the Trade Unions and a Health and Safety Consultancy
  • Be a champion of change through visible leadership, clear and consistent communication, and a focus on benefits realisation.
  • Legally accountable for implementing the Health & Safety Policy and are directly accountable for ensuring the safe working of all people within their reporting line.
  • Establish and maintain a culture which promotes diversity and inclusion, by seeking to embed good practice to create an inclusive place to work for all, where individuals from all backgrounds can flourish.


Apply online or contact Terri O’Keefe on 07879 585551. You can also email terri@peelsolutions.co.uk  for more information on this role.

Job Category: Business Services
Job Type: Temporary
Job Location: Devon

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