HSE Director

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    Competitive Salary

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    4 months ago

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HSE Director- £competitive salary, flexible working available

Location - UK Nationwide travel, international coverage. Ideally based within a 2 hour commute from London

I am recruiting on behalf of a global business support organisation and market leader across multiple industries worldwide. This position offers the post holder the opportunity to lead the HSE function forward at senior level whilst retaining a hands-on site HSE presence.

The HSE Director is responsible for providing leadership, guidance and direction in the provision of Health, Safety and Environment, ensuring the application of 'best practice' and the development of a positive culture throughout the workforce.

Main purpose of role:

  • Proactively engage with Management teams to ensure ownership and accountability for HSE improvement.
  • Provide expert advice and direction on current and future Health, Safety and Environmental legislation, guidance and practices to ensure continual improvement.
  • Continually review current policies and procedures to ensure successful control of HSE risks.
  • Prepare, monitor and analyse statistical data on Health, Safety and Environment trends and occurrences for sites, identifying corrective actions as required.
  • Develop relationships with external bodies to ensure a collaborative working environment.
  • Develop and influence a positive culture to Health & Safety to develop behavioural safety through effective initiatives.
  • Ensure the delivery of effective communication of objectives to the HSE team.
  • Ensure that regular audits, inspections and safety tours take place within the required standards and provide guidance on corrective actions where appropriate.
  • Manage the integration of differing Health & Safety cultures and work with other colleagues in different streams to ensure best practice approach.
  • Provide direction to direct reports and manage performance to ensure satisfactory performance through conducting 1-2-1, setting objectives and annual Performance Development Reviews.
  • Develop and implement KPI's for team and monitor success on a regular basis, identifying corrective actions as necessary


  • Strong business Acumen
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience of Transformational change
  • Experience as a Senior Director in a business with a workforce of over 3,000 and with multiple sites across different industries
  • Experience of proactively engaging with senior management and other key stakeholders to improve HSE
  • Extensive experience of delivering a high standard of compliance and exceptional health and safety statistics
  • Candidates must have a proven track record of embedding H&S Behavioural change in relation to a safety culture
  • Multi-Site HSE experience
  • Demonstrable performance improvement
  • Demonstrable experience of bespoke strategy implementation and system design
  • Previous work experience in implementing, maintaining and auditing: ISO 9001, BSI ISO 14001 and BSI OHSAS 18001


  • Degree level of Education
  • Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management (NEBOSH or BSC)
  • Chartered Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety or other appropriate discipline

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market-leading organisation and make a notable difference to the HSE Function. If you are a high calibre, career focused HSE Director and would like to know more, please get in touch for a confidential discussion .