Health & Safety Advisor (Development Scheme)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Occupational Health and Safety team for a full time Health and Safety Advisor. We are looking for someone that is newly qualified or with limited experience, but motivated and enthusiastic to join our team in a development role.

The role will be home based with visits to client premises; overnight stays may also be required dependant on client location. You will undergo a development programme, to increase your competencies and experience whilst visiting clients to apply your craft. You will be fully supported by a team of safety professionals with a range of experience and skills, enabling you to succeed, and provide the highest quality service to our clients.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake a development programme and meet set criteria under the mentorship of the Head of OH&S and the OH&S team
  • Manage and maintain a designated client portfolio
  • Provide OH&S advice and guidance to our clients
  • Assist with the development of their Health and Safety Management System
  • Undertake risk assessments
  • Create Safe Systems of Work
  • Conduct site inspections. Audits, and produce reports
  • Undertake Fire Risk Assessments
  • Provide H&S training to clients (Manual Handling, Fire Awareness and General H&S)
  • Assisting clients with all aspects of Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ’s) and H&S accreditation schemes (e.g., CHAS, Safe Contractors and SMAS)
  • Conduct Incident investigations and assist with any RIDDOR requirements
  • Assist the client when dealing with enforcement agencies

Qualifications and Experience

  • Knowledge of OH&S Legislation and its application to workplaces
  • Experience across a broad range of industries desirable
  • TechIOSH membership level with IOSH and evidence of up-to-date CPD
  • FPA Level 3 Fire Risk Assessment training or equivalent
  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & safety or higher
  • Certified training delivery qualification and experience delivering training
  • Knowledge of HSG65/ISO 45001/19001 standards
  • Knowledge and experience using IT systems (Microsoft applications – Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, online management systems)
  • Full clean UK driving license
  • Own vehicle with business insurance

Personal Characteristics

  • Good level of education
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Curious nature
  • Excellent organisation, and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills
  • Calm under pressure
  • Willingness to travel, with possibility of the occasional overnight stay

We would consider applicants who do not meet all the above requirements


  • Competitive salary – £24k to £30k, dependent on experience
  • Company pension contributions
  • Flexible working
  • Up to 33 days holiday per annum
  • Private health care cover after one years’ service
  • Company phone and laptop
  • Generous mileage allowance
  • Training
  • Mentorship programme to help you develop your OH&S competencies and experience
  • Working with an enthusiastic, helpful, and friendly team

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applicants, only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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