Head of Health & Safety

Knowlhill, Buckinghamshire
£101,500 per annum
14 Jun 2019
17 Jun 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
NHBC has a new opportunity available for a Head of Health & Safety. Working on a full-time permanent basis you will earn an attractive salary package offering up to £101,500

Our purpose is to give homeowners confidence in the construction quality of new homes. We do this by working with the house building industry to raise the standards of new homes and providing protection for homeowners. Homes are at the heart of all our lives and our employees are proud to be making a difference to improving the standards of house building in the UK. Being an independent non-profit distributing company with no shareholders enables us to focus on our mission. NHBC is the home warranty provider of choice, we currently insure over 1.5m homes, with a market share of approximately 80%.

The UK continues to see an increase in the number of new homes being built and the opportunities here are immense. Join us and we'll offer constant challenge and ample scope to build a career in a refreshingly open, inspiring and friendly environment.

About the Head of Health & Safety role

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this exciting and pivotal role to NHBC will require you to lead, inspire and shape a commercial Health & Safety (H&S) Services business and an internal corporate H&S group strategy with a national remit. You will support a team of H&S professionals to provide a UK wide consultancy service for customers in the house building industry, whilst providing support to ensure NHBC staff work in a safe, secure and compliant manner.

This role will require a presence in Milton Keynes but we will be open to candidates based from home that can accommodate the visits into headquarters, when necessary.

Duties within the role will include:

- Strengthening NHBCs reputation and brand by developing H&S networks with government (Incl. HSE), house-builders and other industry bodies (e.g. HBF).

- Build partnerships with customers to understand their specific business requirements.

- Oversee H&S business planning, budgeting and business development activities.

- Monitor business performance through development and implementation of key metrics

- Collaborate with Product Management and the NHBC Services Ltd Board to develop and implement a strategic plan to transform H&S Services into a consultative, 'data driven' business.

- Effectively lead the H&S Services management team, ensuring customer expectations are exceeded.

- Support Group H&S Manager to keep NHBC's Executive and Non-Executive Directors up to date on current development in health and safety legislation and best practice that are relevant to NHBC's undertakings and responsibilities.

- Advise Executive Committee (ExCo) members, senior managers and staff, to ensure the appropriate level of health and safety compliance is maintained throughout NHBC.

About you as our Head of Health & Safety

In order to be considered for this exciting opportunity you will ideally bring the following expertise:

- Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH).

- Skilled networker with experience of managing key stakeholders within the H&S sector.

- Strong business acumen, coupled with a drive to coach and develop H&S professionals.

- Developer of systems and procedures that ensure business expectations are met and/or exceeded.

Personal Attributes as our Head of Health & Safety

An advantage will be given to applicants that already offer experience of working at a senior level within the House Building and/or Construction industry.

With regards to personal traits and attributes, you will be a highly visible leader, charismatic with excellent motivational qualities, whilst remaining calm and measured when operating under pressure.

Salary / Benefits you'll need as our Head of Health & Safety:

We offer a fantastic benefits package in a great working environment -including:

- Competitive salary offering up to £101,500

- 15% Bonus.

- Company Car (from Executive list)

- 27 days pa annual leave with option to purchase one additional week per year.

- Pension scheme accredited to Pension Mark Plus standards (up to 10.5% of salary employer contribution) with life assurance of 4 x salary.

- Fully funded private medical insurance.

Always happy to talk flexible working

We encourage employees to work flexibly in different ways including home working, field working and both formal and informal flexible working arrangements. We don't promise we can offer you what you want, but we are always happy to talk flexible working. In the interview process we'll discuss this more with you.

Diversity and Inclusion

NHBC is committed to equal opportunities for all. We are a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant and the Women in Finance Charter. Our inclusive culture helps us to maintain competitive advantage as we aim to attract people from diverse backgrounds to complement our team. Underlying our overall commitment to equality is the fundamental belief in the right of all employees and customers to be treated with dignity and respect and to be guaranteed freedom from discrimination.

Our Values

Excellent - Proud and professional in all that we do.

Connected - Collaborating, sharing and achieving success as a team.

Human - Challenging, supporting and respecting each other.

Progressive - Inspired by possibilities, learning and adapting together.