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Head of Health and Safety

Networx Recruitment
Coventry, West Midlands
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

Job Details

Head of Health and Safety

Salary £73,235 per year

Birmingham/ Coventry with some hybrid working

Permanent, Full Time

(37 hours, Monday to Friday)


We are brave, we are ambitious, we are honest, and we are Citizen!


Citizen Housing is looking to appoint a highly experienced Health and Safety leader. This is an exceptional Health and Safety opportunity not to be missed.






  • Set the health and safety strategy and plans for all corporate and operational services. Develop a world-class safety culture, support the implementation and on-going development of the health and safety management system. Oversee the health and safety of all corporate sites and facilities. Support the Health and Safety committees, conduct audits, investigate accidents and produce reports. Oversee and maintain Citizen’s operational emergency plan. Act as Citizen’s competent person for Health and Safety.



Experience, Skills and Qualifications:


  • NEBOSH Diploma or an equivalent level qualification First-class leadership and stakeholder management experience Property/Facilities/Construction experience (desirable) Ideally, experience with ISO45001, H&S Governance and Contractor Management (CDM) Excellent interpersonal and communication skills



This is an exceptional opportunity to work together with two other Heads of Service (Fire Safety and Building Safety & Compliance) to ensure the safety of Citizen’s residents and staff. You will be reporting to the Director of Building Safety, leading the implementation of the group-wide Health and Safety strategy along with leading a team of H&S Advisors and Managers.




Our people are everything and we offer:


  • Opportunities for salary progression IT equipment to allow some optional home working ‘Live work better’ scheme which actively encourages work-life balance 32 days annual leave per year plus bank holidays Enhanced family leave Company Pension – Citizen match up to 10%  AXA Private Health Care BUPA health screening assessment biannually Cycle to work Annual leave purchase
  • Citysave financial support - savings and loans MyPerks Benefits portal - Shopping and Discounts, wellbeing, Gyms, Cinemas, discounted days out If part of the pension scheme you are entitled to Life cover (three times your annual salary) Organisational Sick Pay (benefit increases with length of service) EAP – a 24/7 service which gives free, confidential advice and support on a range of issues including telephone counselling Medicash scheme -which includes digital Physiotherapy app, retail vouchers and discounts, discounted gym memberships and more! Recognition through our Employee Excellence Awards Representation opportunities on our Staff Consultative Forum Access to Citizen’s Wellbeing platform Occupational Health We believe everyone has something to give and encourage everyone to be the best they can be to reach their full potential with extensive learning and development opportunities and Study Leave


Here at Citizen, our purpose is to provide homes that are a foundation for life.


With over fifty years of experience, we have grown to be one of the UK’s most trusted social housing providers, Citizen owns and manages 30,000 homes for diverse communities across the West Midlands, from urban tower blocks to rural villages and towns.


We adopt a proactive approach to safeguarding to ensure everyone accessing our services can do so without fear of harm, abuse or neglect.


Closing date: 26th April 2024

Interview date: 14th May 2024


Please note we will be reviewing applications throughout the campaign and may invite candidates to interview at any time.  We reserve the right to close this position earlier than the published closing date should a suitable candidate be identified. 



Company info
01943 661105
The engine house
Ilkley road
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom

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