Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary Up to £80,000 + Benefits
Reference BBBH10956_1592476593

Acre is delighted to be partnered with one of the UK's best-recognised specialist construction businesses to identify an Associate Director of Health & Safety. Working closely with the Group Health & Safety Director and divisional leaders, this position will help oversee a change in health & safety culture and performance by enabling and empowering site and project teams to take ownership of H&S.

Through an enabling and collaborative approach, you will play a crucial role in the ongoing step-change within the organisation, helping to create a sustainable and values-driven H&S culture.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide high-quality, professional and proactive support to the divisional business units from the design stage through to project completion

  • Influence and empower business leaders to shape and implement robust plans that drive performance improvements where required

  • Ensure that the operational business is empowered to properly implement the sustainable culture change

  • Act as a commercially-aware, focused and business-minded partner for Health & Safety

  • Ensure that site and project teams are self-sufficient and properly enabled through a successful H&S coaching and influencing strategy

  • Lead on all major incident and accident investigation and ensure that preventive actions are implemented through a process of root cause analysis

Person Specification:

  • Relevant technical knowledge gained through substantial and sustained H&S experience in a construction or civil engineering environment

  • Track record of successfully bringing new ideas and creative thinking to common H&S challenges

  • Highly engaging and compelling communication style with a proven ability to win hearts and minds at all levels within an organisation

  • Ambitious and results-driven with a strong desire to exceed expectations both internally and externally

  • Takes ownership of complex issues and tasks and empowers others to do the same

  • The qualities of persistence, tenacity and diplomacy to sell the benefits and overcome obstacles and resistance to change

This position offers a great opportunity to take up a highly influential and visible position whilst overseeing a long-term cultural change programme within a reputable business. For more information or to apply to this position, please contact Jonathan Goldsmith on +44 (0) 207 400 5596 or at jonathan.goldsmith@acre.com.