Health and Safety Risk Management Lead

Date: 18 Jun 2024

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:     Health and Safety Risk Management Lead  

Location:     Remote

Package:     Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

Role Type:   Full-time / Permanent
Role ID:       SF17174


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Health and Safety Risk Management Lead where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.


The Role

As a Health and Safety Risk Management Lead, you will have a role that is out of the ordinary you will work as part of a team to deliver the global health and safety risk management strategy, process and framework, collectively known as the plan.

This role will have global impact on safety processes, policy, culture, and performance and play a key part in safely enabling our people and customers through an innovative problem solving mind-set.


Day-to-day, you will:

  • Collaborate with global stakeholders to implement the above ensuring that each legal entity has appropriate content in the management system for health and safety risk management.
  • Work as part of a team to deliver health and safety risk management activities to plan or as directed in response to an emerging issue ensuring innovative and best available technological options are explored.
  • Provide consultative input to global management system documents and their deployment anticipating future health and safety risk management requirements.

This role is a full-time, remote working position working in a global capacity so occasional flexibility to work across multiple time zones is required.


Essential experience of the Health and Safety Risk Management Lead:

  • Demonstrable experience as a Health and Safety practitioner in a Senior Leadership or Managerial Role
  • Excellent stakeholder management experience
  • Practical experience as a Health and Safety practitioner with implementing change and influencing processes


Qualifications for the Health and Safety Risk Management Lead:

  • Recognised health and safety qualification (NEBOSH certificate or diploma or equivalent)


Please note that all applicants must hold, or be able to achieve for Security Clearance as a minimum.

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (


Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance, and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal
  • Holiday Trading
  • Support for the Armed Forces community
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering

Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community.


Why Join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.


You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture.


About QinetiQ

As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.



Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.

Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.