Health and Safety Advisor

Health and Safety Advisor

Job Overview:

We are looking for a Health and Safety Manager to join our QHSE Team. As the Health and Safety Manager you will assist the Group QHSE Manager to co-ordinate the Health & Safety strategy in compliance with statutory requirements, industry best practice and agreed guidelines. Whilst promoting and maintaining a safety conscious employee culture throughout the organisation.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Your responsibilities will include the following:


  • Regularly carry out inspection of premises and take action to ensure appropriate controls are implemented by relevant personnel
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of Health and Safety policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legislation and best practice taking into account individual and business requirements
  • Formulate safe systems of work according to the identified business needs in conjunction with relevant line managers
  • To provide guidance and information to managers and staff at all levels to ensure that statutory requirements are observed and good working practices maintained on and off site
  • To be responsible for the monitoring and co-ordination of the Accident Reporting Near miss systems and liaising with managers to ensure thorough investigation with suitable and relevant controls implemented
  • Develop and support risk assessment programmes identifying opportunities for cost effective risk control
  • To assist all departments in reviewing and validating all risk assessments and method statements supplied by contractors
  • To identify the need for training, organise and deliver appropriate solutions
  • To conduct Health and Safety inductions
  • To coordinate and monitor all sub-contractors
  • To support PQQ and Tender Opportunities
  • Work with our Group QHSE Manager to develop and maintain an occupational Health and Safety management system ensuring compliance to all statutory legislation and regulation
  • Liaise with the Group QHSE Manager to draft policies and procedures
  • Identify occupational health and safety training requirements before developing and delivering a training and support programme
  • The development and provision of occupational health and safety management information reporting on progress towards compliance across the portfolio
  • Establish, manage and monitor an approved supplier scheme for all workplace and facilities service providers
  • Monitor and review service provider occupational health and safety documentation
  • Establish an Operational Health and Safety Committee and chair regular meetings
  • Provide occupational health and safety support to all team projects including
  • Support the Workplace and Facilities Management Team in general duties as required

Qualifications and experience:


  • A minimum of 2 years' experience, ideally in Facilities Management
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience within a Health and Safety Compliance role
  • Ability to implement and maintain processes and procedures
  • Excellent communication skills both on the phone and face to face
  • Well presented, professional, reliable and ethical

Essential Skills / Ability:

  • Must be able to work flexibly with a degree of autonomy and be prepared for regular travel to UK wide properties, although rare some weekend work may be required

Desirable Skills / Ability

  • Ideally be NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent such as IOSH and have a strong track record in Health and Safety practices
  • Full clean UK Driving Licence