Health and Safety Advisor

Recruiter
Thames Water
Location
Thames Valley
Salary
up to £45k
Posted
19 Jul 2018
Closes
19 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Private
NEBOSH Qualification
NEBOSH Certification

Health and Safety Advisor

What is the purpose of this role?

We are currently seeking an engaging and hands-on Health & Safety Advisor to join our successful and innovative team, specifically within the Wastewater operations division.

You will be responsible for providing professional and practical Safety, Health & Wellbeing advice to management, employees & contractors and will assist in the delivery our business strategy & vision.  You will be expected to lead by good example. whilst ensuring compliance with our SH&W management systems, standards, processes and procedures. 

We’re always planning ahead through innovative engineering. You will be supporting the division that treats wastewater to ensure it’s safe to put back into our rivers, and that generates nearly a quarter of our own electricity through renewables.  

What makes this role unique?

This is an exciting opportunity to join and be a part of an industry leading health and safety team.  The role will be challenging and will require a strong forward thinking and dynamic individual, you must have a firm understanding of safety law and risk management.   You must have the ability to positively influence both organisational and individual’s attitudes towards Safety, Health and Wellbeing.  You will be expected to manage your own agenda and make your own decisions, but at all times you will be fully supported by a very experienced health and safety team network.  You will be fully supported and encouraged along your professional development journey.  This role will allow you to both develop professionally and to have a positive impact on safety, health and welfare.

What will this role involve?

Assisting with the successful interpretation, implementation and delivery of the organisational essential standards within your region, whilst constantly seeking ways of improving safety performance.

Offering competent advice and guidance to all the regional operational managers, their staff and other stakeholders which will include our contractor supply chain. 

Developing and implementing local and Thames Water wide initiatives designed to improve occupational health & safety performance and bring about cultural change.

Leading and undertaking audits, undertaking site and facility inspections and undertaking accident and incident investigations.   You will be expected to identify areas of non-compliance, incident causation and root causes.   Implement plans for improvement and effectively communicate lessons that have been learned. 

Producing weekly and monthly performance reports, completing investigation reports, safety bulletins and other written briefs in a concise and timely manner.

Assisting managers and their operational staff with the review of externally submitted safe systems of work and risk assessments where significant risks have been identified. 

Attending safety meetings at regular intervals, you will be required to present on a regular basis.

Ensuring individuals remain competent, qualified fit and well to undertake their role

What skills are we looking for?

Do you hold NEBOSH certificate or above? Are you knowledgeable in the three key elements to this role- Safety, Health and Wellbeing? If the answer is yes, apply now!

We are seeking someone with a good understanding of health and safety legislation and demonstrable knowledge of occupational health and wellbeing. You will have the ability to successfully deliver local Safety, Health and Wellbeing programmes and risk management strategy.

As well as having NEBOSH Certificate, you will ideally have NEBOSH diploma or a clear plan to achieve Diploma and Chartered status with IOSH.

You will have relevant, multi -site work experience in technical discipline and have excellent communication skills both written and verbal; and the ability to self-manage, plan agendas and meet deadlines.

General IT literacy is essential and being able to communicate with all levels of employees across the organisation.

We are looking for a committed and reliable candidate with a passion to deliver and embrace change within the business.

Thames Water information & Salary

This role has a flexible base location with the Thames Valley area. You will be looking after all Wastewater within the area and will be travelling on a daily basis. Therefore, you must hold a full, clean UK driving licence and own your own vehicle; in return you will receive car allowance.

Participation in out of hours rota will be required, which you will receive additional payment for.

We are offering a salary of up to £45k, depending on skills and experience. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more.

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