Director of Professional Services

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Wigston, Leicestershire. Flexible working is encouraged and you will only be expected to be present in the office 2-3 days a week

  • Location

    Wigston, Leicestershire. Flexible working is encouraged and you will only be expected to be present in the office 2-3 days a week

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    Attractive Package

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    18 June 2021

  • Client

    Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Ref: GSe74028

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health has never had a more important role to play in keeping people safe and healthy at work, with our members playing a critical role in supporting businesses globally as they plot the route ahead through and beyond the current pandemic. IOSH is the world's leading professional body responsible for safety and health in the workplace. As a champion, supporter, adviser, advocate and trainer for those who protect the safety, health and wellbeing of others, we are a consistent and authoritative voice for the profession. We provide services, training and development to 48,000 members in 130 countries, as well as shaping the future of the profession and influencing key decisions that impact the safety, health and wellbeing of people at work worldwide.

This is an exciting time to join the Institution as we plan the succession to our ambitious WORK 2022 strategy, which has focused on enhancing the profession, collaborating to build strategic partnerships, and influencing and strengthening our impact globally. The organisation has been on a significant transformation journey in recent years and you will be joining at a time where there is plentiful opportunity to capitalise on and consolidate that work. Following a successful internal appointment, IOSH’s new Chief Executive will start in post in August 2021, and therefore this internal role change has opened the opportunity for the post of Director of Professional Services.

The Director of Professional Services will be responsible for a broad portfolio of services centred around leading an excellent, inclusive and highly member-focused directorate. You will play a key ambassadorial role with members, volunteers and a range of other stakeholders, alongside developing and delivering our work in professional development and standards, OSH policy and research and content. As a member of our senior leadership team, the role also has critical strategic responsibilities in providing oversight to the organisation and interacting with the board of trustees, its sub-committees and our Council.

You will be an engaging senior leader with a track record of delivering high quality services,  leading engagement to a diverse stakeholder base and will have the ability to understand the complexities and challenges within  a professional body. You will have a proven track record of shaping and delivering professional standards and demonstrate the ability to deliver a broad range of operational services. Demonstrable experience of motivating and developing high performing teams is critical, as is delivering continuous improvement and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. Whilst experience of front-line occupational safety and health is not essential, you will demonstrate an appreciation for its importance and impact in the workplace and have the ability to get to grips with the key drivers, opportunities and challenges faced by the sector. You will bring the drive, integrity, flexibility and collaboration needed to ensure the continued impact of an excellent and varied offer to our global membership.

For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Katrina Paget, Matt Malone or Eleanor Lawrence on 0113 205 6063.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
5pm, Friday 4 June 2021

Longlist Meeting
Friday 11 June 2021

Preliminary Interviews
w/c Monday 14 June 2021

Shortlist Meeting
w/c Monday 21 June 2021

SLT Engagement Panel
Thursday 24 and Friday 25 June 2021

Heads of Service Engagement Panel
w/c Monday 28 June 2021

Final Panel
Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8 July 2021

How to apply

To apply please submit:

  • an up-to-date copy of your CV 
  • a Supporting Statement (of no more than 2 pages) that addresses Knowledge & Experience criteria in the Person Specification, using specific examples of achievements to demonstrate how you meet the requirements

Your application must be submitted by the deadline, 5pm on Friday 4 June 2021. 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. Please note, we will not approach your referees except with your prior approval.


Matt Malone: 0113 205 6063