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Head of Health, Safety & Environment

Job description

Allen & York are proud to be working in conjunction with BAE Systems to assist in appointing their Head of Health, Safety & Environment Manager for their Land Division. This appointment represents a senior level opportunity to lead the SHE function across 5 sites in the UK.

Since its inception in 1999 BAE Systems PLC has become Europe's largest defence contractor working across the globe in countries such as the USA, Australia, India and Saudi Arabia. The company employ over 89,000 employees and in 2021 generated revenue of £19.5b.

BAE Systems Land support and equip the British Armed Forces to protect the UK's assets and interests at home and abroad working with international partners providing world class products and engineering services.
This is an exciting and rare opportunity to work for a world-class defence and engineering organisation operating at the forefront of manufacturing excellence.

As the Senior Lead in Health, Safety and Environment your role will be to strategically manage SHE across all sites in the UK working closely with key stakeholders and technical leads to create collaborative and sustainable relationships.
Reporting to the Operations Director, this role, as an inspirational leader, will coach, mentor and support direct and indirect reports and employees across the business. The role will ensure effective systems are in place to manage the COMAH sites and will oversee and comply with regulations and legislation on all locations for the business.

It is essential that candidates are CMIOSH and have a proven track record working and managing at a very senior level in a highly regulated and secure business. Candidates will be familiar working within a matrix structure and managing teams directly and indirectly as well has having experience on higher and lower tier COMAH sites.

Candidates will ideally be based around the M6 corridor with flexibility for travel across the UK.

BAE Systems want to be a leading employer in diversity and inclusion and welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Flexibility provisions may vary for each role but include hybrid working, flexible working and shift working patterns.
It should be noted that given the nature of the business, candidates will be subject to security checks prior to employment.

If you feel this outstanding opportunity is one which meets your skillset and career aspirations and you have the experience and gravitas to deliver in this role, then please get in contact with Stuart Vivian at to register your interest.

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