Health, Safety and Quality Advisor (Southern Region)

Northern Home/Southern Home counties
Upto £40,000 dependent upon experience + Car/Car Allowance
28 Sep 2018
28 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
NEBOSH Qualification
NEBOSH Certification

Health, Safety and Quality Advisor (Southern Region)

Ideally from Northern Home/Southern Home counties – to cover from St. Albans area, Kent round to Bournemouth and Reading over towards Bristol.

VPS Property Solutions Glazing and Locks

We are seeking a quality individual to join our Group Safety Team that will be an experienced HSE professional with a proven CPD programme history. 

This is a post that offers a different challenge every day, with the opportunity to travel across our network within the Southern Region and work closely/support our Operational Teams.

You will report to the Group Head of Health, Safety and Quality and work with our current Safety Trainers to provide Health, Safety and Environmental advice and support to all UK businesses and providing overall support to the Operational teams across the Group, and ensuring a co-ordinated approach to HSE policy, improvements, and HSE reporting. 

What You'll Do:

You will learn our trade risks, be guided and mentored through our business and will be responsible for raising the profile of Health, Safety and Environmental issues throughout the organisation and ensure a consistently safe working environment to all employees and customers, increased Near Miss emphasis and reduced injury rates within the group.

You will support the UK HSEQ function, ensuring a professional, effective and efficient service to all internal customers, providing advice and safety training. Establish high levels of understanding of health & safety rights and responsibilities throughout the organisation through effective communication at all levels across the business, you will be responsible for formulating a local area plan, in line with Company Policies and Procedures to ensure that the appropriate accreditations and assessments are in place across the organisation in line with our specific sectors and customer requirements.

Support managers in order to resolve staff problems over health and safety at work.  This may include, as appropriate, visits to and inspection of workplaces, preparation of written reports, conducting research, the provision of advice and information, participation in direct meetings and negotiations with employers.

The Skills You'll Need:

You will be a keen and interested candidate who aspires to being a HSE professional with:

  • Excellent people management and communication skills.
  • H&S qualification – Nebosh is essential
  • Grad IOSH – minimum requirement
  • Quality Auditor (IRCA) qualification - desirable
  • Full clean driving licence essential
  • Experience of a multi-site blue-collar environment a distinct advantage
  • Experience of managing diverse business trades, Joinery, Grounds Maintenance etc.
  • Good Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001 standards and accreditations etc.
  • Good Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other reporting tools
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to tight timescales
  • Self-motivated with the ability to adapt to different circumstances with a customer focused approach to delivering projects.

You'll Also Need

  • To be open to daily travel and frequent overnight stays
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills which allow you to build great relationships
  • To be a team player and be a clear and assured communicator, strong presentation skills

Why VPS?

  • Fast growing business with excellent opportunities for career progression and development.
  • Salary – up to £40,000dependent upon experience
  • Car Allowance
  • Company laptop and mobile phone
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual leave 22 days rising to 25 days and bank holidays
  • Employee benefits, such as Health Care Cash Plan.
  • Free Medical and Legal helpline.

Please be aware due to the work that we undertake you will be required to undertake a Credit Check and Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you have not been contacted within 10 working days of your application, then please presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

General Information:

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VPS are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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