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Head of SHEQ

Location Northern Ireland with travel across Ireland and UK

Salary  £55,000 - £65,000 plus Car Allowance

Full Time/Permanent


TCRecruit is exclusively instructed to identify a Head of SHEQ to lead our well respected client's Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality team in the built environment sector.  The successful candidate 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.

About the Role

The Head of SHEQ will be responsible for:

  • 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.

  • Compiling monthly reports on operational SHEQ performance for board review.

About You

  • 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.

The Offer

  • Salary in the region of £55,000 - £65,000

  • Car Allowance

  • Private healthcare 

  • Flexibility and worklife balance

  • Benefits buy and sell scheme

  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

If you are passionate about safety, health, and environmental management and looking to make a positive impact to the built environment sector please apply with your CV.  

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