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Associate Director - Health & Safety

Hybrid Working - Competitive Salary

Permanent: Full-Time

We are excited to announce we are hiring again due to our continued growth.

Our experience across numerous sectors and our commitment to being responsive and reliable enables us to develop strong, ongoing relationships with our clients, and as part of our growth, we now have an opportunity for an Associate Director In Health & Safety.

What we are seeking:

Henry Riley are looking for a motivated, seasoned Health and Safety Professional with a strong background in construction and experience of modern construction practices. You must be capable of confidently delivering the role of Principal Designer and a CDM Client Advisory role, in addition to managing the day-to-day delivery of one of our logistics clients on a UK wide basis.

Preferably based in the Midlands, working out of either our Cambridge, Leicester or Birmingham offices, you will be ideally positioned to attend sites as required to react to site-based issues as necessary or requested by our site-based operatives and also to attend any regular ‘in-person’ meetings. The role is challenging and does demand a degree of flexibility regarding working hours.


  • Management of freelance staff based on client premises.
  • Manage own projects and oversee those of others.
  • Primary point of contact for client throughout the working day plus some out of hours contact/coordination when issues arise.
  • Manage the expectations of the client throughout individual contracts.
  • Coordinate leave/illness cover and liaise with recruitment agency as necessary.
  • Liaise with project management to close out client deliverables.
  • With assistance from the team Administrator, monitor client deliverables platform and ensure any issues/actions are closed out by the on-site resource.
  • Liaise with Client H&S Business Partner on a regular basis to maintain, and build on, client/consultant relationships.
  • Challenge the client on resource allocation requirements and deliverables where appropriate.


  • Flexible attitude towards delivery methodology.
  • Experience of construction operations within a logistics environment.
  • Staff management including leading on recruitment and disciplinary processes of freelance appointments to specific client.


  • Previous industry experience within a Health & Safety/CDM Advisor or Principal Designer role
  • Grad IOSH and CMIOSH preferred but not essential
  • Hold NEBOSH Construction/Diploma construction Level 6 (Level 3 if already chartered in design discipline)
  • Incorporated Member of the Association for Project Safety (IMaPS) working toward Certified Member of the Association for Project Safety (CMaPS)
  • Health and safety management system auditing with OHSAS 18001 Auditor/Lead auditor preferable
  • Qualified Fire Risk Assessor – IFE or IFSM preferable
  • Wide ranging sector experience that includes strong sector experience with Global Distribution Clients and working knowledge of large scale/complex projects.
  • Knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office suite
  • Communication & influencing skills at all levels within the organisation & externally
  • Ability to seek out and develop Business Opportunities
  • Ability to provide health and safety training and presentations internally to staff and externally to clients and others
  • Experienced in developing others to support the growth of the talent pipeline

Henry Riley are an international property and construction consultancy, who, for the last 130 years have been industry leaders in cost management, project management, health & safety, and digital services. Our success isn’t solely down to our ability to be visionary, innovative, and forward thinking, but our people who strive to be ambitious, creative, progressive and aspire to make a difference.

Our aim is to create and enhance an inclusive workplace culture where diversity is not only accepted but valued and built into our company culture, creating opportunity for all. Our Vision is to become a more Diverse and Sustainable business, so we are delighted to learn from our 2021 Diversity & Inclusion survey our people reported we are a great place to work, scoring above our competitors in opportunity for growth, development, and leadership. This sets us in the spotlight for supporting our people with their growth and development in their careers, excellent work life balance and new hybrid working. High on our agenda and key to our Diversity and Inclusion targets, is supporting our people’s mental health and wellbeing. To help us achieve this, we have partnered with Mates in Mind who will be raising awareness of Mental Health within our business and the construction industry.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during any stage of the application or interview process, please contact our recruitment team at: recruitment@henryriley.com

If you see yourself working with us, please email your CV along with your current salary to: recruitment@henryriley.com

Henry Riley LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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