Head of SHEQ

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Heading up SHEQ for a well-respected client’s Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality team in the built environment sector. 

You will be based in Northern Ireland including Hybrid #WFH & Belfast Office but will have a full UK&I remit with business travel.

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The Head of SHEQ, Safety Health Environmental & Quality Management, see also QHSE & HSEQ,  job role itself where you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of safety, health, environmental and quality management within the organisation. In addition to managing a small team, the Head of SHEQ will play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with regulations, implementing safety protocols, and promoting a culture of safety and sustainability.  More specifically:

  • Leading and managing a small team of safety, health, environmental and quality professionals.
  • Handling the accreditation process for various standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 45001, and others, and leading internal and certification audits to ensure adherence to policies and successful certification.
  • Updating and ensuring compliance of health, safety, environmental, and quality policies and documentation in line with ISO requirements.
  • Supervising accident and incident investigations to ensure quality and timely reports, identifying root causes, implementing corrective actions, and analysing trends.
  • Managing internal audit plans, overseeing site inspections, and addressing potential weaknesses.
  • Promoting a culture of best practices in health and safety across all locations to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Spearheading initiatives, campaigns, and process enhancements to continually improve safety, health, environment, and quality.
  • Facilitating employee consultation and effective communication on health, safety, environment, and quality matters, including chairing meetings.
  • Overseeing subcontractor SHEQ checks and onboarding processes.
  • Staying updated on legislation, codes of practice, and technical standards, and liaising with external bodies and stakeholders.
  • Providing input for prequalification and tender submissions.

NB A more detailed job specification will be available prior to your interview.

You will have

To be successful as Head of SHEQ - Safety Health Environmental & Quality Manager, you will have a healthy mix of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Science or related field.
  • Professional health and safety qualification (e.g. NEBOSH).
  • Chartered member of IOSH (or working towards this).
  • ISO Internal Auditor.
  • Previous experience in a similar role within construction / M&E / Facilities Management industry
  • Strong knowledge of relevant safety, health, and environmental regulations and standards.
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage a team and prioritise tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and safety management software.
  • Willing to travel across Ireland and UK.

You will get

As Head of SHEQ, you will enjoy a salary of £55K-£65K PA + Car/Allowance + Benefits Package

  • Up to 36 days Annual Leave
  •  Company Pension Scheme
  • Free Life Assurance – 6 times annual salary
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives
  • Free Health Assessments
  • Private Health Care Scheme
  • Family Friendly policies
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Plus there are opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

You can apply

To Head of SHEQ - Safety Health Environmental & Quality Manager by pushing the button on this job posting (recommended), or by sending CV in confidence to anthony@macstaff.co.uk 


11 April 2024
Health & Safety
Ireland, Belfast
£55K-£65K + Package

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