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Head of Retail Health & Safety


Kuwait City, Kuwait

Ref: NP264-07

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Would you like to lead a dynamic Health & Safety function across the Middle East? Please note that applicants must have senior level experience managing the H&S function within retail or a similar FMCG sector. This could cover retail, hotels, office, shopping centres etc.

The role is open to applicants globally that meet the requirements.

You will be responsible for overseeing the Health & Safety function across a number of retail stores, offices and distribution centres across the Middle East.

Responsibilities will include

• Formulate a strategy to improve Health & Safety performance across stores in order to eliminate loss and drive profit
• Work closely with Fire Safety and retail loss prevention teams across the Middle East
• Engage senior stakeholders across the retail business
• Monitoring of all Health & Safety procedures and ensure compliance with all relevant legislation across stores, warehouses and head office locations.
• Implement best-practice Health & Safety procedures
• Monitor customer complaints for Health & Safety
• Ensure Fire Prevention standards are adhered to
• Conduct Health & Safety risk assessments
• Conduct fire safety risk assessments
• Make Health & Safety policy recommendations
• Promote a positive Health & Safety culture
• Train staff on Health & Safety best practice

GBP 90,000 to 100,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.


Applicant should meet the following criteria

• Experience of managing H&S at operational and strategic level in the FMCG sector. This could be within retail, corporate, shopping centres etc.
• NEBOSH Health & Safety qualification is essential
• Strong people management skills with experience managing and developing teams
• Experience engaging and influencing senior stakeholders

All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.

About the Company

Established as a Security Recruitment solutions specialist Momentum has grown to now cover a variety of exciting recruitment disciplines, including Facilities Management, Health & Safety, Retail Loss Prevention and the Oil & Gas sectors. We feel this differentiates us from other recruitment companies.

With offices in London, Stockholm and a strong presence in the Middle East, Momentum Recruitment provide a quality focused recruitment solution service for the provision of permanent, contract & temporary security staff across the EMEA region.

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