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Head of Operational Health and Safety

Based at Hanslope Park near Milton Keynes, MK19 7BH
up to £70k
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Total package of up to £70k made of up base pay and allowances, based on experience.

Full time with the flexibility of hybrid working, depending on business needs.

Based at Hanslope Park near Milton Keynes, MK19 7BH

At FCDO Services, we protect the UK’s interests at home and overseas. We design and construct secure government buildings, courier diplomatic packages worldwide, safeguard government tech, and a whole lot more. Our work is as varied and vital as it gets, but we never lose sight of our people. Their skills, aspirations and growth mean as much as the global mission we're on. In our world, it all matters.

As our Head of Operational Health and Safety you will ensure we deliver our projects and services safety. If you’re a senior safety professional with a wealth of diverse experience including construction and complex multidisciplinary delivery streams   - this could be the role for you.

Impacting every area of our organisation this senior role is challenging and exciting. It will stretch your technical, leadership and management skills with diverse H&S risks on a global scale. Through design and delivery of strategy and operational safety risk management it will take your safety skills to the next level across logistics, construction and data centres, impacting people, products and services. You will be a key player in a major safety change programme, ensuring we have a strong safety culture now and into the future.

You’ll design and deliver our Health & Safety Strategy and Policy, both in the UK and overseas. You’ll ensure our corporate governance arrangements meet statutory and regulatory requirements. Building effective relationships and driving continual improvement, you’ll make sure we always deliver for our government-level customers.

Bring the expertise we’re looking for.

You’re a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Health & Safety, with a NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) Diploma or equivalent. You’ve already delivered effective safety management across a diverse platform and managed a team of health and safety professionals.

You have strong communication, influencing and presentation skills. When it comes to representing FCDO Services to external agencies and customers, you’re able to make a personal impact and build credibility. Crucially, you bring the imagination and curiosity to address both the big picture and smaller issues.

Supporting your wellbeing with the right benefits

Joining FCDO Services isn’t just about stepping into a role full of pride and purpose, it’s about having everything you need to reach your full potential. As part of our team, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement and a Civil Service Pension. Along with this, we’ll also support your development with training opportunities to help you advance your career with us. Our offices have an on-site gym, restaurant and recently refurbished outside workspace, and we offer interest-free loans on season tickets and bikes to help you get there. We’re committed to giving you the best because you’ll help us protect our assets around the world.

Want to see your future team’s work in action?

Step into our Virtual Embassy, to see how we deliver for government customers and how you could help. Explore the embassy now at

Vetting process

All our employees have to be security cleared to the highest level, so you’ll need to undergo a comprehensive vetting process before joining. You are able to start work with Security Check (SC) clearance, with Developed Vetting (DV) being a longer-term requirement of the role. You can find out more about vetting on our website:

Or you can start your application today at FCOS Careers Current jobs (

Closing date for applications is : 26 May 2024.

It takes a diverse team to protect a diverse world.

The vital work we do takes an incredible community of colleagues, with different skills, backgrounds, cultures and identities. We support every individual, so that you always know you’re welcome and valued. It’s what makes us a Disability Confident employer, and why we’re recognised as a ‘Carer Confident’ workplace. And it’s how you know you’re joining an inspiring, inclusive organisation.

Hanslope Park based posts attract a Location Allowance of £1,750 per annum.

FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

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