Interim Deputy Head of Health and Safety

London Temporary £300 - £400 per day
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the Health & Safety department
  • Develop and implement a robust H&S Management Systems across the business

About Our Client

The client are a group of educational establishments across London.

Job Description

As the Interim Deputy Head of Health and Safety, you will undertake the following:

  • Develop and implement a robust, transparent, and innovative Health and Safety and Management System through consultation with key stakeholders with tailored solutions for the service users and high-risk working environments
  • To develop all aspects of the Health & Safety policies, procedures, and guidelines across all disciplines
  • To ensure rigorous risk assessment and accident management systems are in place and to take part in these as appropriate
  • Create, maintain and document management systems with the aim of gaining recognised Health & Safety accreditation to help build upon the organisation's reputation, with the aim of being viewed as a best in class, proactive hub for education provision in a safe and well controlled environment
  • Ensure that continual improvement is a focus within the strategy for the Health & safety initiatives, including the development of new Health & Safety policies and systems of work to address changing needs within the business
  • To identify and set Health & Safety performance metrics and objectives (KPI's) for the business, individual departments and individuals, based on appropriate proactive and reactive measurement standards
  • Work with HR to identify Health & Safety training needs for employees and develop management controls to ensure this training need is continually updated and reviewed
  • To oversee and manage the Health & Safety budget reporting
  • To educate, inform and act as a trusted advisor to the Principal and Group Leadership Team with regards to health and safety including liabilities, performance trends, risks, and opportunities
  • Convene the cross-Group Health & Safety Committee, health and safety committees and any other relevant working groups
  • Proactively manage team members, identify personal training needs within the team and ensure a professional and customer focused service is always delivered
  • To grow and maintain a positive H&S culture

The Successful Applicant

To be the Interim Deputy Head of Health and Safety, you will need the following:

  • Hold CMIOSH / FIIRSM qualification
  • Leadership/managerial experience within the Health, Safety & Environmental function, with substantial experience in the management of health and safety and the provision of health and safety advice and guidance, in a practical environment
  • The ability to maintain an awareness of health and safety legislation and practice and to apply this knowledge in a simple, practical way within the educational environment
  • The ability to deliver training seminars and programmes
  • Proven leadership skills with demonstrated abilities to work collaboratively and to influence key stakeholder groups
  • Have the ability to travel in and around London when required to attend sites and for training purposes

What's on Offer

For the successful Interim Deputy Head of Health and Safety, you will receive a competitive day rate and the ability to work at a board level within an exciting organisation and the opportunity to lead the way from a Health & Safety perspective for this London based organisation.

Chris Bax
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+44 207 269 1743

Job summary

Health, Safety & Environment
Health, Safety & Environment
Public Sector
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Consultant name
Chris Bax
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 1743
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