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People Director NEBOSH

Join NEBOSH to play a pivotal role in delivering and embedding HR strategy with inspiring leadership to achieve operational excellence across NEBOSH and support their mission to protect and save more lives around the world.

  • Location: Hybrid – Leicester and home
  • Salary: circa £70k

NEBOSH is a commercial organisation with a charitable purpose, firmly focussed on saving lives, protecting people from injury and illness, and supporting sustainability worldwide. We achieve this through our range of qualifications, which are designed to give learners the skills and knowledge they need to make a difference. We are a UK-recognised awarding body with Approved Awarding Body Status from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

We employ over 140 people who are the key to our success. We also work with an international network of Learning Partners in over 148 countries who play a pivotal role delivering the high-quality education and qualifications to support our learners on their way to success.

Our focus is on growing and strengthening our international presence; building ever more proactive partnerships; ensuring our qualifications are relevant in an ever-changing world, and that we have the best people, resources, processes, and systems in place to be a high performing and effective commercial business.

To deliver our mission, we have created a Human Resources Development Framework to enable us to be an effective, efficient, and a sustainable organisation. Our HR strategy works alongside our culture transformation programme and will continue to drive and evolve through the duration of our five-year strategic plan.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a highly experienced HR professional, to lead our HR team as People Director. Reporting to our Corporate Services Director you will lead the implementation of a range of HR projects critical to our People Strategy 2021-2026 and to play a critical role in the delivery of project activity associated with organisation and culture transformation. You will work across the organisation, so it is imperative that you have expertise in leadership and relationship management, as well as strong interpersonal skills.

You will bring expert knowledge of HR processes and project management disciplines and best practice, within a commercially-run organisation. You will need to be highly organised and collaborative with strong project management, senior leadership experience, and a track record of successful delivery which impacts on business growth and sustainability.

This is a really exciting time to join NEBOSH and to play a pivotal role in delivering and embedding HR strategy with inspiring leadership to achieve operational excellence across NEBOSH and support their mission to protect and save more lives around the world.

In November 2021, NEBOSH were delighted to win the Awarding Organisation of the Year at the annual FAB (Federation of Awarding Bodies) Awards to recognise their contribution to education and skills in the UK over the year. The Award was a great achievement and testament to Team NEBOSH for their achievements over the year including reduced environmental impact, creating new assessments, training Examiners on a new approach, developing additional educational opportunities and resources for learners and Learning Partners to impact on helping keep more people safe at work every day.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Liz Holderness | liz@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07872 031079


If you would like to know more about this role please contact Liz Holderness

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NEBOSH, The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health is a leading global organisation, which provides health, safety, and environmental qualifications. We have over 140 employees who are focused and committed to our purpose of providing accessible health and safety qualifications.

Nationally, we are a UK-recognised awarding body with Approved Awarding Body Status from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).  We are proud of the impact of our work; helping to save lives and protect others from life changing injuries and ill health around the world and our work has earned the Queens Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

Our internationally recognised qualifications help to raise the competence of safety and environmental professionals as well as individuals at all levels in the workplace. NEBOSH qualifications are highly respected by governments, employers, and our learners.

Our Vision

We enable and inspire the world of work and wider environment to be a safer and healthier place.

Our Mission:

We provide world-class and accessible, health, safety, environment, risk and wellbeing qualifications and services.

Our Strategic Objectives

  • High performing organisation – Improve productivity and effectiveness
  • Customer focussed – Deliver our promise
  • Capitalise on our brand to sell and deliver – Innovate and be a market leader
  • Grow our markets – Diversify and increase our revenue streams
  • Buy and build – Accelerate growth through complementary acquisition
  • Improve our profitability – Invest and deliver our charitable purpose

Our International Organisation

NEBOSH, a leading global organisation, has been at the forefront of improvements to global health and safety and makes a significant contribution to protecting and saving lives around the world.

Our NEBOSH qualifications are the foundation of our success and are recognised by people and organisations across the world. They are relevant to all kinds of situations and workplaces and are respected by industry experts to raise the competence of safety and environmental professionals, as well as individuals at all levels in the workplace.

Since 1979, over 400,000 people from around the world have gained a NEBOSH qualification and every year tens of thousands study with our network of Learning Partners in over 148 countries.

Our qualifications are highly respected by governments, employers and our learners. They build the knowledge and skills which underpin competent performance as a health, safety and environmental professional.


The health, safety and wellbeing of people during Covid-19 has highlighted the critical role played by health, safety and environmental professionals worldwide. During Covid-19 we did everything possible to adopt a ‘business as usual’ approach to provide support and advice to our Learning Partners, learners and stakeholders, as well as digitally transforming the way we deliver our products and services.

Despite the uncertainty over the last couple of years, NEBOSH’s ability to adapt quickly enabled us to maintain a financially healthy position. We stabilised our income and, as a result of cost reduction activities and more agile models of working we were able to outperform our previous financial year.

Our Future

Since 1979, NEBOSH has championed the improvement of health, safety, wellbeing and environmental management across the world. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieve, BUT we have our focus firmly set on the future as modern workplaces are changing.

In 2021-22 we embarked on a new, five-year strategic intent. Driven by our vision, mission and charitable purpose, we’ll invest in activities that continue to deliver demonstrable impact in the health and safety community. We have started an exciting and ambitious transformational plan to ensure we maintain our position to be the very best in everything that we do.

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    Closing date: Monday 9th May 2022

    First Stage Interviews: w/c Monday 16th May 2022


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