Head of Health and Safety

Milton Keynes Council

Milton Keynes

  • Location

    Milton Keynes

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £79,754

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    29 October 2018

  • Client

    Milton Keynes Council

Ref: GSe47364

Milton Keynes is now 50 years old and we are ambitious about our future. There is a firm commitment to ensure the best possible outcomes for the people who live, work and invest in Milton Keynes. We are looking for a Head of Health and Safety who will help deliver these commitments through innovation and strong delivery.

This is an exciting time for a talented health and safety professional to join a forward-thinking organisation with a broad portfolio. Health and safety is a corporate priority which is reflected in the creation of this new post. Reporting to the Corporate Director of Resources, you will be responsible for establishing a corporate health and safety structure and building a high performing and trusted team, raising standards across the organisation.

You will be a high calibre professional with a strong technical background. NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent. You will have the gravitas to be a trusted advisor to the corporate leadership team on statutory compliance and best practice. With a track record of influencing at a senior level, excellent relationship building skills your approach to health and safety management will be proactive and collaborative.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a leader to build a team and culture from the ground up and make their mark. Once established there is the potential to grow the function and explore potential commercial opportunities. 

For more information and to discuss this opportunity in more detail, contact our advising consultant at GatenbySanderson: Rachel Cox (0113 205 6068) or Greg Hayes (07464 543 442).


Closing date29th October
Long listing8th November
Preliminary interviews14th November
Short listing21st November
Final panel4th December
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.