Head of Health and Safety - Newcastle upon Tyne

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Responsible for Health and Safety throughout the whole organisation, the role of the Head of Health and Safety is to provide leadership to continuously develop and improve H&S strategy and management programmes.

They oversee the whole health, safety and facilities operation to embed and maintain a culture of safety and well-being across a business. They also manage the selection and training of H&S personnel and the provision of H&S training and mentoring across the organisation.

The skills required

Integral to this position is the ability to drive H&S behavioural culture, ensuring the engagement and commitment of all internal and external stakeholders. The Head of Health and Safety will be a good team motivator and communicator with the energy and drive to deliver change and performance improvements effectively.

The Head of Health and Safety will contribute towards strategic planning in relation to health, safety and site management across the business and a known ability to drive improvement to planned objectives. They must be responsible for effective and efficient management and operation of health and safety policies, procedures, and systems in accordance with recent and relevant health and safety regulations and requirements

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Head of Health and Safety Jobs in Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne has long been an important location in Britain. During Roman times, a fort called Pons Aelius was erected and served as the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall, while the Duke of Normandy built a castle here in 1080.

In the Middle Ages, Newcastle was a fortress on the northern border during the wars against Scotland. By the 16th century, the area had become known for its coal production. The city enjoyed a monopoly on shipping the fuel and thus created a rivalry with other nearby towns like Tyneside and Sunderland.

Printing, glassworks and shipbuilding were a big part of the city's economy as the Industrial Revolution took hold. Then, 19th century innovations such as safety lamps, improved milling techniques, electricity generation and light bulbs paved the way for the city's prosperity.

Of course, you can't forget one of Newcastle's most beloved products: Newcastle Brown Ale. Also known as Newkie Broon, this drink first went into production in 1928 and has been a favourite beverage ever since. Production, however, has been moved to North Yorkshire.

Today, the Tyneside conurbation is among the 10 most populous in the UK, making it a good choice for those seeking new Head of Health and Safety vacancies.

Heavy industry has declined over the last 50 years, to be replaced mainly with retail and the service sector. Just some of the many companies that are headquartered or have regional offices in the city include Greggs the baker, the Go-Ahead Group, Northern Rock, Proctor & Gamble UK and Sage, an enterprise software company.

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