Head of Health and Safety

  • Chelsea FC
  • Chelsea, London, UK
  • 27 Mar, 2024
Full time Health & Safety Leadership & Management Premier League

Job Description


JOB TITLE: Head of Health and Safety

DEPARTMENT: Legal, Safeguarding and Health & Safety

JOB FUNCTION: Deliver a world class support service which informs, enables and advises all teams across the business to help the Club achieve its objectives.

LOCATION: Stamford Bridge with regular travel to Cobham, Kingsmeadow and Camberley

CONTRACT: Permanent, Full Time


PLAY YOUR PART (Main Responsibilities):

· Deliver a ‘best in class’ risk, safety and compliance culture across all CFC sites.

· Set standards and clear levels of expectations in all areas of health, safety and compliance.

· Build and maintain a structured network across the Premier League

· Set a vision and strategy for the management and continual improvement of H&S across the business

· Assess and evaluate against metrics to measure progress and successes and recognise and address any shortcomings

· Ensure accidents, incidents and near misses are investigated, reported and reviewed, making recommendations where appropriate and ensuring any statutory reports (RIDDOR) are completed.

· Create quarterly reports on all H&S matters to be discussed in the Audit and Risk Committee.

· Be proactive in your approach and provide prompt and balanced advice and support

· Manage a regular assurance and audit programme across the business to ensure H&S compliance at all levels

· Maintain good and effective working relationships across the Club and ensure lines of communication are clear and open

· Lead the health and safety team in wellbeing matters.

· Play an active role within the Wellbeing Working Group.

· Lead on stress risk assessments and how to manage stress in the workplace.

· Ensure the Club remains compliant and up to date on all relevant Health and Safety Legislation

· Lead and present on the health and safety risk register

· Maintain good working relationships with third party suppliers

· Manage and appropriately disseminate the H&S budget

· Attend regular meetings with the Club’s Insurance Brokers as required.



DO THE RIGHT THING (Our Expectations):

· To demonstrate and live by the club’s values; Here to Win, Be Brave, Do the Right Thing, Play Your Part, Many Teams, One Club and Proud to Be Chelsea

· To adhere to the club’s policies and procedures, including Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and GDPR.

· To act as an ambassador for diversity, equality, and inclusion, and demonstrate a positive commitment by treating others fairly in line with our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy and reporting any acts of discrimination through appropriate channels

· To create a safe environment and act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are either in your care or attending club premises, and report any concerns to the Safeguarding Lead

· To report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the HR Department


HERE TO WIN (Measures of Performance):


• Drive and enthusiasm, with an ability to demonstrate pro-active ownership and management of tasks and projects through to completion

• Professional. Takes pride in the provision of their work. Excellent attention to detail

• High standards of professional integrity

• Good leadership and management skills; develops and motivates team members to perform

• Willingness to continue developing

• Maintain high audit scores in each area of the business

PROUD TO BE CHELSEA (Person Specification):


• Excellent inter-personal and team working skills, that inspire trust and confidence

• An ability to effectively identify and manage issues and risks. Adopting a positive ‘can do’ approach when seeking solutions

• Effectively manages time and competing demands

• Demonstrates a confident and persuasive communication style (verbal and written) which adapts to the audience and circumstances

• Ability to present and communicate complex information in a simple and compelling way

• Well-organised, with an ability to effectively manage competing demands on occasions



• NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent

• Chartered membership of IOSH or other Occupational Health and Safety Professional Body.



• At least five years’ experience in a comparable organisation.

• Experience leading and mentoring a small team

• Experience in managing and overseeing contractors

Skills and Behaviours:

· Excellent communication skills

· Proactive knowledge-sharing and continuous improvement

· Strategic thinker

· Leadership Skills

· Commitment to Training

· Adaptable and able to deviate when required but continuing to ensure standards are maintained and compliant.

What We Offer: · https://chelseafc.pagetiger.com/benefits2223/1


· Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.?


If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.

Chelsea FC is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.

This Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive; the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.