Health & Safety Advisors

Croydon, Battle or Sittingbourne
£42,793 (Croydon) or £37,779 per annum + Essential Car User Allowance of £1,800 per annum
21 Feb 2018
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Health & Safety Advisors

Croydon, Battle or Sittingbourne

Permanent - Full time - 36 hours per week

Salary (depending on location) - £42,793 (Croydon) or £37,779 per annum + Essential Car User Allowance of £1,800 per annum

Come and make a difference!

Optivo is one of the largest housing providers in the UK, with over 44,000 homes across London, the South East and the Midlands. Health and safety is central to all aspects of our service, and with excellent senior level commitment we’re aiming to be the best in the sector.

We’re looking for Health & Safety Advisors with a passion for sensible risk management to join our expanding H & S Team. Reporting to the Health & Safety Manager, the roles will involve:

  • Co-ordinating H & S requirements across our homes and offices to help keep our staff, residents and other stakeholders healthy and safe
  • Assisting in the production, development, and monitoring of H & S policies and procedures
  • Giving practical advice on the application of H & S legislation
  • Carrying out health and safety audits, inspections, and investigations
  • Producing reports for our Health & Safety Group
  • Supporting those carrying out and reviewing risk assessments
  • Developing and delivering H & S related training and briefings
  • Assisting managers and staff to effectively manage contractors
  • Working well with staff at all levels to develop, support, encourage and embed a positive H  & S culture

You’ll need:

  • A professional qualification in Health and Safety (minimum NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent)
  • A levels (or equivalent)
  • A minimum 2 years’ experience working as a H & S Advisor (or similar) *
  • Excellent up to date knowledge of H & S legislation, guidance and best practice
  • Strong communication and influencing skills, and a positive ‘can do’ attitude

One of the roles will work closely with our large Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) for which experience of the construction / maintenance industry will be essential.

Based at either Croydon, Sittingbourne or Battle, you will be required to travel regularly between sites.

To apply visit

Interviews will be held in Croydon in the week commencing 26 March 2018

Closing Date: 18 March 2018

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