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HSE careers

Regardless of your role, being part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) gives you a real opportunity to help Great Britain work well. We protect lives and livelihoods and also help employers innovate, be productive and grow. Our people do some of the most important work in the Civil Service, supporting the government.

As the national occupational health and safety regulator, we offer a range of rewarding career opportunities. We employ scientists, engineers, health experts, and IT and digital professionals as well as inspectors and many other roles. We invest in our people because together we can help more people come home safe and well from their jobs.

Latest vacancies

User Researcher

The purpose of this role is to design, conduct and interpret user engagement and research activities and ensure the voice of the customer is represented as services are designed and managed.

Risk Assessment Scientist

This exciting opportunity will be based in HSE's Science Division at our state-of-the-art Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), in Buxton, Derbyshire. Our Science Division is a world-leading provider of health and safety solutions to industry and government. The scope of our work requires a diversity of talented individuals. Our capabilities encompass a wide range of topics including: occupational and environmental health; risk assessment; work environment; fire, explosion, process safety and engineering; and specialist photographic and analytical services.   This breadth of expertise underpins our particular strength in creating multidisciplinary teams to support major incident investigations and policy development, as well as undertaking high quality research and development.

We are looking for a Scientist to join our Risk Assessment Methods Team in the Risk Capability Group where you will be involved in a range of work relating to hazard identification and risk assessment, with a focus on assessing low likelihood, high consequence risks and how these risks can be managed effectively.

Bid Manager

This role is focussed on developing commercial opportunities within Science Division (SD). You will work closely with our wider commercial team and operational staff across the division. You will act as a key link to clients to understand their requirements, commercially qualify opportunities and present back appropriate products & services to meet these requirements.

In this role you will enhance SD’s ability to respond to enquiries promptly, whilst ensuring that industry contacts are proactively maintained and developed in a professional way. This will allow key technical staff to focus on the technical solutions, risks and challenges of the work.

Chief Executive

We are looking for a high performing leader to take HSE through these next stages of our development. We are seeking someone who has the ability to operate in a political environment at a senior level, interfacing with and across government and experience of leading a large organisation who can build on the success of the past but who can lead culture change.

Head of Delivery, Science Division

Science Division is a unique, diverse community of specialists, often working in interdisciplinary teams with experimental facilities that are significant on a world scale. Combining scientific, medical and technical expertise, we help organisations to manage risk and protect their workforce from illness and injury. Our project teams provide evidence to support incident investigations and policy development, annual national statistics as well as undertaking high quality R&D and foresight work for HSE.

Administration Apprentice Bootle

Our operational support staff contribute to the delivery of the Strategy by supportsing the work of HSE Inspectors across a range of industries including Manufacturing, Construction, Chemicals and Energy. The support is delivered through a range of established and developing procedures.

Control, Instrumentation and Cyber Security Specialist

Our Control, Instrumentation and Cyber Security specialists help employers across Great Britain in a large range of essential major hazard industries, with thousands of workers, to manage work safely. In this role, you can utilise your considerable technical knowledge to influence not only individual employers but whole industry sectors, particularly the major hazard industries.

Economic Adviser

We are looking for an exceptional economist to provide high-quality economic analysis to business areas across HSE, including HSE’s health strategy, injury and fatality priority areas and the regulation of major hazards.

Diary Secretary to the Chair of Health and Safety Executive

Could you say in your current role you are doing life-saving work? You can with HSE. As Diary Secretary to the Chair of HSE, Martin Temple CBE, you will be helping him to be effective in his role to help people come home safe and well from their jobs. This role provides you with a unique opportunity to have a birds-eye view of all HSE work sectors.

Updated: 2018-12-13