HSE board opportunity to shape future of health and safety

08 August 2017

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is recruiting a non-executive board member to represent the interests of employees and help influence the future direction of the profession.


Non-executive board members have several key responsibilities. They are expected to play a full part in eight board meetings a year, including a two-day strategic planning event.

Other responsibilities will include:

• Chairing and participating in the activities of board committees

• Maintaining effective working relationships with a broad range of networks and stakeholders

• Representing HSE externally, acting collectively in representing its decisions to stakeholders and the public

• Acting as a mentor to HSE’s senior staff, particularly in their area of expertise

• Demonstrating commitment to the seven principles of public life: selflessness; integrity; objectivity; accountability; openness; honesty; and leadership.

Candidates will need to demonstrate that they match essential criteria, including being able to influence and communicate with stakeholders, analyse complex issues and work in a sensitive area under close public scrutiny. Knowledge of health and safety issues is also desirable.

The closing date for applications is Friday 18 August. The successful candidate will take up the role on 1 December 2017 and serve for a fixed term of between three and five years. They will be entitled to annual remuneration of £15,100 per annum for around 30 days’ commitment. Reasonable travelling expenses will also be paid.

For further details, including further person specification and how to apply, click here.