Health and Safety Advisor (South West)

Porton Down, Salisbury
Civil service SEO (National) £36,329 - £42,481 per annum
26 Apr 2021
26 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
NEBOSH Qualification
NEBOSH Certification

Health and Safety Advisor (South West)

Location Porton Down, Salisbury

Pay band Civil service SEO (National) £36,329 - £42,481 per annum

Job Type Permanent

Working Pattern Full Time 37.5 Hours per week

Job overview

To provide effective and independent Health and Safety Advice and service for PHE with focus on National Infection Service (NIS) to comply with statutory health and safety requirements and PHE health and safety policies/arrangements. To provide expert health and safety support and advice aligned with the PHE approach within NIS. Further to develop and implement plans aligned to the overall PHE strategy, plan, management systems and arrangements. To foster a positive health and safety culture and as required lead on NIS wide initiatives.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone that has excellent knowledge of health and safety and can provide safety advice and support to encourage the implementation of good safe working practices.  PHEs working environment is complex and presents unique challenges; therefore, to be successful, candidates must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the key principles of successful health and safety management.

Working for our organisation

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).

Appointment to this post is on PHE terms and conditions of service. Only previous continuous service in the Civil Service is recognised for contractual purposes.

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health providing; strategic leadership, research, advice and support for Government, local authorities and the NHS in protecting and improving the nation’s health

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see job description for competencies

For further information or an informal discussion about the post please contact Kishor Mistry on 07766 775148  or

Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

To be eligible for employment in the UK Civil Service applicants must meet the Civil Service Nationality Rules (CSNRs) which operate independently and additionally to the Immigration Rules. Applicants must also meet necessary security and vetting requirements, along with any other relevant pre-employment checks.

As from 1 January 2021 broadly the following groups may be eligible to work in non-reserved posts within the Civil Service:

  • UK nationals
  • Nationals of Commonwealth countries
  • Nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • EEA nationals with (or eligible for) status under the EUSS
  • Relevant EEA or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • Relevant EEA or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • Certain family members of the relevant EU & Turkish nationals

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