Health and Safety Director - Blackburn

Health and Safety Director Jobs

Healthy and safety is a legal requirement for any business, especially in the logistics industry where heavy transport, warehouses, potentially hazardous materials and bulk goods are inherently dangerous if the correct health and safety procedures are not observed.

The role of the Health and Safety director is to assume responsibility for the promotion of excellence in professional practise of health and safety. As the focal point, this role will oversee the recruitment of H&S personnel on a continuing basis and the provision of HR support, training and mentoring across the organisation.

The skills required

The Health and Safety Director must have extensive experience health and safety within a particular field at high level positions and proven experience as a Health and Safety Director, a track record of being an excellent leader with experience of bringing together teams of professionals to deliver key objectives.

Integral to the positon of health and safety director is professional credibility, excellent influencing skills, experience in leading change and a clear understanding of the wider health sector and how it impacts service delivery.

Passionate about safety, well-being and legal compliance to be able to lead on H&S strategy development and delivery for the division. Experienced and effective in coaching H&S to internal and external stake holders while ensuring service level agreements and key performance indicators are met.

Cast UK’s Health and Safety Director opportunities

Cast UK was founded by specialists in logistics, supply chain and procurement. This gives us in-depth knowledge of what employers and candidates are looking for.

We have jobs in all areas of the UK, so are perfectly placed to find you work wherever you are located. If you’re moving house, please check to see if there are any positions available in the new area; if you’re simply looking for more job fulfilment or to advance your career, there’s more than likely an employer who’s looking for the skills you are offering.

Employers approach us to find Health and Safety candidates because they are confident that we will be able to fill their managerial and executive vacancies. Do get in touch if you’re looking for a job in Health and Safety; there’s a good chance a vacancy will arise with your name on it.

Health and Safety Director Jobs in Blackburn

A large town in Lancashire, Blackburn is a busy place with many opportunities for those looking for Health and Safety Director vacancies. Plus, it's just nine miles from Preston and 20 miles from Manchester, thus offering an easy commute for those who live or work in these other locations.

From the middle of the 13th century, Blackburn was a mill town that produced textiles - and was once known as the weaving capital of the world. The spinning jenny, was invented by local James Hargreaves in 1764 and it paved the way for Blackburn to become one of the first industrialised towns.

After the end of the second world war, Blackburn's textile sector experienced a brief boost, and then fell into decline. Along with the rest of the region, a combination of deindustrialisation and global competition meant much of the work was outsourced abroad and the town suffered economically.

Today, Blackburn is experiencing a renewal, as the economy switches from manufacturing-led industries to the service sector. However, around 20 per cent of the local workforce is still based in manufacturing, with one major employer being BAE Systems.

Other top employers in Blackburn include the local council and Blackburn College, as well as the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The IT, finance and communications sectors also play a big part in the local economy, and many of the leading companies in these fields can be found in places like Greenbank Business Park and Shadsworth Business Park.

Cast UK - helping you discover new vacancies

For anyone seeking a new Health and Safety Director role in Blackburn - or anywhere else in the country - the recruitment consultants at Cast UK can help.

Our team of dedicated specialists have extensive experience in filling vacancies in the supply chain, procurement and logistics sectors and we work hard to find the best talent for every role.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Blackburn or source a new job in Blackburn then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.

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