Head of Delivery, Science Division (SCSPB1)

Health and Safety Executive

Closing date: 16 Dec 2018

Reference number



Up to £73,500


SCS Pay Band 1

Contract type


Business area

Operational Directorates - Science Division

Type of role

Operational Delivery

Working pattern

Full-time, Job share



Number of posts



Buxton or Bootle (at least 2 days a week to be spent in each location)

About the job

Job description

At the Health and Safety Executive, we believe everyone has the right to come home safe and well from their job. That’s why our mission is to prevent work related death, injury and ill health.

We are proud of the support we provide to businesses – through free guidance and advice. By giving employers the confidence to manage risks correctly, we boost productivity, support the economy and contribute to a fairer society.

HSE helps workers understand how they can stay safe and well.

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.

As a key member of the SD leadership team, you will be an inspiring, confident and empowering leader of the delivery groups, delivering continuous improvement in the ways we work, setting and delivering challenging operational performance targets.

You will oversee and work with group managers to ensure safe, high quality delivery of science,engineering and evidence projects that result in high levels of customer satisfaction.



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


See candidate pack


This post is eligible for Excess Fares Allowance. A successful internal candidate currently based at another office may be entitled to Excess Fares Allowance in line with HSE Policy (http://intranet/finance/expenses/excess-fares-allowance-policy.htm).

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

Please see attached Candidate Pack for full details
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Terms & Conditions

It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they are aware of the terms and conditions they will adopt should they be successful in their application. For a summary of HSE terms and conditions as part of Civil Service Reform, please see the attached document.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

Claire Wilson - Claire.wilson@hse.gov.uk

Sift/interview dates and location

Shortlist meeting 18th December 2018
Informal meeting by 4th January 2019
On-line tests by 4th January 2019
Interview 11th January 2019

Further information

If you have a disability and you need an application form in an alternative format or you would like to know more about our recruitment process please contact: hr.resourcing.team@hse.gov.uk

If you believe that Civil Service Commission principles of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of Fair and Open competition have not been met you can raise a complaint by emailing: HR.Resourcing-Team@hse.gov.uk or by writing to HSE at the following address:

HSE Resourcing Team
2.3 Redgrave Court
Merton Road
L20 7HS

Alternatively you can contact Civil Service commissioners: http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/civil-service-code/complaints-under-the-code/

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