Head of Health & Safety

Posted about 1 month ago by MOLA
Contract Type
Salary £ Competitive
Sector Construction HSE
Posted about 1 month ago
Apply by Thursday, 2 January 2020

London or Northampton (incl. 2 days travel per week between locations)
Full time

MOLA is an experienced and innovative archaeology and built heritage practice. We have been providing independent, professional heritage advice and services for over 40 years across the UK and internationally on schemes both large and small. Our commercial services are designed to help our development, infrastructure and construction sector clients to meet their planning process requirements swiftly and expertly, with the certainty and value they need. We conduct hundreds of projects a year to help our clients to achieve planning and discharge planning conditions.

We have one of the most experienced and skilled archaeological fieldwork teams in the UK and over the past 40 years we have developed archaeological fieldwork strategies that respond pragmatically to the pressures of development and construction. We employ professional archaeologists who operate safely, working closely with onsite contractors, becoming valued project team members. With offices in London, Northampton and Basingstoke, we undertake projects across the UK and internationally and have expertise in both complex urban environments and large open-area sites, such quarries.

The Role
MOLA is seeking an experienced Head of Health and Safety to lead on, and take responsibility for providing professional health and safety leadership within MOLA and to all levels of staff. You will support and advise the management teams, employees and liaising with contractors and third parties.
You will improve performance through the implementation of health and safety management systems, including ISO 45001, and other current standards and legislation and will successfully design, deliver and maintain a health and safety change programme to embed and drive a positive safety culture across the organisation as well as ensuring the timely delivery of associated underpinning health and safety management action plans and operational programmes.

We would really like to hear from you if you are a Health and Safety manager or consultant with extensive experience working in a role at a similar level and bringing about culture change within an organisation. You will also have experience in training, coaching and mentoring and be someone who enjoys and is good at managing, mentoring and developing teams.   

Personal Qualities:
Ideally you will have excellent communication and problem solving skills, and the ability to:

  • work as part of multi-disciplinary teams
  • manage your own workload and prioritise accordingly
  • motivate, empower and inspire teams 
  • build productive and professional relationships with all our partners across the sector including clients, consultants, other contractors and curators

Employee Benefits:
We offer a range of benefits to our employees including the following:

  • 30 days annual leave (incl. bank holidays), pro-rata, rising based on service length
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life Assurance and Sickness Income Protection Policies
  • Free health care cash plan (including dependent children)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season interest-free travel loan
  • Cycle scheme
  • Free access to many of London’s museums and galleries (excluding ticketed events)

MOLA have a policy of mentoring and training for staff at all levels in order to develop individual capability and enhance career prospects.

For full details of the required competencies and experience and to download the application form, please go to the MOLA careers site Applications should be submitted electronically to quoting Job Reference HHS1219.
Applications without an application form will not be considered.

Closing date: 9am, 2nd January 2020

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of eligibility will be required prior to commencement.
MOLA promotes diversity and equality of opportunity at all levels, and welcomes applications from people regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or belief.