Health and Safety and Wellbeing Manager

The Planning Inspectorate has a long and proud history in ensuring a fair planning system. The work we do has a significant impact on people’s lives, the communities that they live in and the economy; whether that is considering an appeal for housing, providing challenge and support to Local Authorities on Local Plans or providing recommendations to the Secretary of State on power stations, or airport expansions such as Heathrow.

It’s a really exciting time to be thinking about joining us. We are currently in the middle of a multi-million-pound transformation programme to create a more modern Inspectorate. We want our colleagues to be able to work more flexibly and more collaboratively, exploring new and innovative ways to improve the way we provide services. We are investing heavily in technology and, as well as developing our model to be more customer centric, we are also modernising our systems to introduce increased automation and efficiency.

Job description

We are looking for an experienced Health and Safety professional. The primary focus of this role is to enable senior leaders in PINS to create a culture (supported by systems) where health, safety and wellbeing are high up on the agenda of corporate activities and where all risks of physical and mental harm are appropriately managed. You will be a strategic thinker who places health, safety and well-being at the heart of what we do. You will lead our leaders to create a culture and climate whereby health, safety and well-being are delivered and improved across the organisation.

On a daily basis you will support strategic delivery by providing expert technical support and advice to senior leaders and be proactive in driving forward plans and initiatives, whilst ensuring we have the right governance, and processes in place.

For full information, please refer to job description within the candidate pack attached.


Essential Criteria

• National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health qualified or willingness to study.
• Experience of facilitating culture change in a complex organisation.
• Experience of working in a senior role in Health and Safety in an office environment.
• Excellent written and spoken communication skills in order to explain health and safety processes to a range of people and to give presentations to groups.
• Problem-solving ability.
The ability to understand and analyse complex information and present it simply and accurately
• Attention to detail.
• An interest in the law and the ability to understand and apply regulations.
• Pro-active approach to improving Health and Safety and wellbeing policies.

Desirable Criteria

• CIPD qualified to level 5 or equivalent or a willingness to study towards this qualification.
• Experience of working in a similar role in an office and remote working environment.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Leadership

Apply today!