| May 23, 2024

Interim Head of Health and Safety in Corporate Sustainability | England

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  • Full Time
  • England

Website Acre

Are you a Health and Safety professional with experience in the agricultural industry looking to continue your career on a global scale?

A fresh fruit producer and supplier is seeking a dedicated Head of Health & Safety to lead their global health and safety initiatives. This is a leadership role and using your expertise, you will be getting involved in developing and implementing a comprehensive H&S management system aligned with ISO 45001 standards, promoting a positive safety culture, and driving continuous improvement in risk management across their operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing and standardizing H&S activities and procedures regionally
  • Managing and maintaining ISO 45001 and running the programme globally
  • Monitoring and analyzing H&S performance, focusing on improvement areas
  • Managing project-specific risk management plans and ensuring compliance with international standards
  • Leading continuous improvement efforts through training and preventive measures
  • Conducting audits, inspections, and root cause analysis of incidents
  • Providing strategic direction and mentorship to H&S officers, promoting safety awareness


  • Proven experience with H&S management systems (ISO 45001 preferred)
  • In-depth knowledge of H&S legislation and best practices
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • NEBOSH certificate and experience in a global environment is desirable​

If you are an expert in Health and Safety and want to hear more get in touch and send your CV to Tiana Thomas at [email protected].

Diversity Statement

Diversity drives innovation and accelerates businesses and enterprises towards their missions. As such, we are wholly committed to partnering with clients and candidates alike to foster a more inclusive, sustainable future for generations to come.

Acre is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining a progressive and inclusive workplace, both for ourselves and for the organisations we support. It is important to us that we offer equal opportunities in the recruitment processes that we run. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability.

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About Acre

At Acre, we work with the most aspirational businesses with potential to make real change; from those who are just starting out to those who are well on the journey to crafting a legacy.

Our 20 years’ experience in sustainability recruitment, combined with our extensive global network, enables us to provide talent solutions that are designed to deliver this change. Through our unique behavioural assessment technology, we understand the types of people, skills and behaviours required to create impact. We can develop these qualities within your existing teams too.

We find talented people and develop their skills to make a true impact in ambitious, progressive organisations. The result? Businesses equipped to build resilience, adapt and manage the risks involved in tackling climate change.​


To apply for this job please visit www.acre.com.