Head of Health

Zoological Society of London
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Executive / senior industry position

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure directors and managers are made aware and implement all relevant Health and Safety legislation in the UK and Overseas
  • Develop procedures and systems to ensure that ZSL achieves full legal compliance
  • Act as the main contact for Local Authority and Health & Safety enforcement officers
  • Manage Health and Safety committee meetings on both sites (Chair in the absence of Head of Facilities)
  • Ensure that records and trends of RIDDOR, Non RIDDOR, and near misses are reported on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis to the Head of Facilities Management
  • Develop a full audit programme for both locations in the UK and Overseas locations (In particular compliance documentation, risk assessments and contractor controls


Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will be an established Health and Safety Manager with extensive risk management and security experience. Therefore, applicants should have:

  • In-depth knowledge of Health and Safety practice and procedures
  • Previous management experience with a proven track record of line / people management.
  • Knowledge of security issues in the UK and Overseas
  • CMIOSH and NEBOSH or equivalent
  • Analytical approach with experience of using data to identify accident trends and root causes
  • In-depth knowledge of legislation and compliance
  • IT literate – competent user of Excel, Powerpoint, Word
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to engage and influence senior stakeholders

To Apply:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae;
  2. A concise Covering Letter explaining the candidate’s reason for applying and how the candidate meets the requirements of the job.
  3. Equality of Opportunity Monitoring Form.

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Posted on


Executive / senior industry position


London , United Kingdom