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Head of Health & Safety


UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management



Michael Hewlett
020 3962 9900

Our higher education and public sector practice specialises in appointing to senior management posts across public services. We primarily represent higher education & research institutions but also partner with public venues, NHS, local/central government & charitable bodies. We


Job Description

REF: 16251
Posted: 11 August 2021
Closes: 05 September 2021

London Metropolitan University is seeking to recruit a Head of Health and Safety to take up a key leadership role for the University.

London Metropolitan University is a striving and ambitious institution committed to transforming the lives of its students through excellent education. We are committed to making education available to people from all walks of life, creating and advancing social justice, social mobility and access to opportunity and professions. Our graduates benefit personally, but also contribute to society, culture, public services and the economy in all areas of London, the UK and around the world.

The Head of Health & Safety is responsible for providing assurance to the Senior Leadership Team and Health and Safety Committee on the status of the University’s compliance with statutory, regulatory and best practice health and safety compliance. Key aspects of the role include the development and implementation of Health & Safety Strategy, maintenance and continuous improvement of Health & Safety polices and processes, leadership and management of the Health & Safety team, all to drive a best practice culture for health, safety and wellbeing throughout the University for students, staff and the wider University community.

We are seeking an individual with demonstrable experience of leading a health and safety function cross a large-scale, diverse organisation in a comparable context. The successful candidate will possess demonstrable experience of delivering health & safety management initiatives that drive organisational change and performance improvement, resulting in best practice (including the programme to achieve ISO45001 accreditation).

The role calls for an individual with proven leadership and influencing skills and with a strong focus on delivering excellent customer experience. It is anticipated that you will have a relevant professional background in the health and safety industry, supported by a relevant professional qualification.

The role provides the opportunity for a motivated health and safety professional to take up a senior leadership role across a diverse London-based university that has an ambitious and aspirational culture. We are seeking to attract a diverse field of candidates and welcome applications for flexible working. The Candidate Brief can be viewed at

To arrange a confidential briefing discussion to learn more please contact our retained search advisor Michael Hewlett ( at The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.

Championing equity and inclusion lies at the heart of everything we do here at London Metropolitan University. Read more about our diverse community and our commitments to inclusion and equality at: