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FULL_TIME 2024-06-19 00:00:00 2024-06-14

Head of Health & Safety | Ref: PSR0040319

Bristol, Lichfield, London, Remote/Home | Consulting,Management,Project & programme management | Start: ASAP | Duration: 8 months

Posted 1 month ago

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Head of Health & Safety - Inside IR35

Contract Term: 8 Months

Contracting Authority: MoD - DIO

Location: Hybrid – up to 3 days p/week in Bristol, London or Lichfield, WS14 9PY.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is a central government department with a mission to protect our country and provide the ultimate guarantee of its security and independence, as well as helping to protect its values and interests abroad.

As Head of DIO Health and Safety, you will have the opportunity to fundamentally change how DIO manages and assures the H&S aspects of the business, with a direction of travel already established and senior commitments made. DIO is moving from a culture of centrally driven H&S practice to a business-led approach in which your H&S expertise and change leadership experience could make a huge difference. This is a highly visible role in which delivery of H&S objectives by influence, persuasion and leadership is key to success.

As Head of Health & Safety your main responsibilities will be: 

  • Leading on several major initiatives to improve DIO’s H&S performance and practice.
  • Developing the DIO Safety Management System (SMS).
  • Leading a programme to deliver significant improvements in safety maturity as measured by JSP 815 (safety management).
  • Leading the development & delivery of an annual Serious About Safety (SAS) Conference.
  • Working as part of the Technical Services Board, working with 5 peers and the Head of Technical Services to lead the 160-person organisation to deliver an exciting & broad portfolio and provide clear and visible leadership.


SC Clearance is an essential requirement to be considered for this role, therefore you must be willing & eligible to undergo these checks.


You will have:

  • Strategic Health & Safety Management experience at a senior level.
  • Senior stakeholder management skills – to Chief of / Director levels.
  • Change Management experience – ability to lead successful H&S Change Programmes within complex organisations.
  • NEBOSH National Diploma – essential.
  • Member of a relevant Professional Institution / Institute.


If this role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply or get in touch with caoimhe.mccullagh@publicsectorresourcing.co.uk


Disability confident

As a member of the disability confident scheme, MOD guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

If you qualify for the above, please notify us on PSRapplications@publicsectorresourcing.co.uk


We will be in touch to discuss your suitability and arrange your Guaranteed Interview.

Should you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the recruitment process or if there is a more accessible way for us to communicate, please do let me know.


MoD is proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, we guarantee to interview all veterans or spouses / partners of military personnel who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates / military spouses or partners, who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.


In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following, this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different.


Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.

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