Click on the coloured buttons below to see an overview of some of the roles available within this area of the business. The boxes to the right give you an idea of what the role entails, the experience you might need to carry out the role as well as some qualifications that may be desirable to the recruiting manager.


Director or Head of QHSE

What will I be responsible for?

Overall responsibility for the company’s QHSE strategy. Also contributes to overall company strategy and policy making by advising the board on the QHSE implications of its decisions

What decision/change authority will I have?

Provides clear direction and leadership to the Business/QHSE function. Anticipates and responds to changes in the QHSE environment and ensures that the policies and systems are appropriately changed. Makes recommendations about the addition or deletion of systems. Influences change at the highest levels in the organisation

Who will I work with?

Manages key internal and external stakeholder relationships – engages senior managers across a number of complex and significant finance/business issues. Drives overall client engagement across projects

What projects/people will I lead?

Responsible for leading QHSE teams to ensure compliance with law, improving management/employee communications including mediating in disputes and advising operational directors on how to implement QHSE policies

What technical expertise will I need?

Substantial and broad experience in appropriate QHSE work. Formulating QHSE systems and strategies appropriate to the company’s corporate mission and goals. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Numerical and budgeting skills. Negotiation skills. Experience in dealing with boards and management at the senior level

What experience will I need?

Track record of setting QHSE strategic direction. Significant external relationship management experience. Business orientated and commercially astute; understands the sector and its clients; in-depth knowledge of group interdependencies

Will I need formal qualifications?

Degree level education or equivalent experience
Recognised QHSE qualification (NEBOSH, IOSH)

Can I take ownership of my personal development?

Yes! Visit The learning zone (via the Milife homepage) to complete any one of the following eLearning courses:

Corporate Induction
Equality & Diversity (online)
Anti-Bribery & Corruption (online)
Excellent communication skills
Presentation and speaking
Change management
Influencing others

Where else will my skills and experience be relevant

Many of the skills you demonstrate within your current role will be transferable to a variety of roles within other areas of Mitie. Click on the function icons below to see where your current skillset could take you.

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