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H&S Advisor

Purfleet, Essex
£40,000 plus company car or car allowance
Closing date
13 Mar 2024


Role: Health and Safety Advisor

Hours: Full-time (40 hrs/wk)

Salary: £40,000 plus company car or car allowance

Location:  Purfleet, Essex plus London and the South Coast

The Company

Recorra is a leading circular economy company, providing services for recycling, data destruction and office supplies in London and the South East. We are born environmentalists, formed by Friends of the Earth in 1988 and now operating as an independent commercial organisation.

We are an ethical and fast-growing company with a team of exceptional people and are looking for someone to join us during an exciting period of change and growth. The role provides the opportunity for you to use your skills to make a difference within a friendly, dynamic and forward-thinking company. The culture is energetic, and there will be many opportunities for you to make a substantial contribution to the business.


The role is based at our Materials Recycling Facility in Purfleet, Essex but involves regular travel to our other operational sites on the South Coast (Lancing and St Leonards-on-Sea) plus visits to customer sites in and around London.


40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) Office/Site based

The Role

As the Health and Safety Advisor, you will work across the company, proactively seeking areas for improvement and development in health and safety performance.  This is a busy, varied role and a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and broaden your experience.


  • Advisor for Health and Safety across all sites
  • Responsible for developing and conducting training with staff and driver trainers
  • Responsible for developing and presenting health and safety inductions to all new starters
  • Complete all paperwork related to workplace accidents, incidents, near misses and Road Traffic Collisions in a timely manner including investigation, notification and recommendation for improvements
  • Assist the Compliance Director in managing the Company’s Occupational Health and Safety Management systems and ISO 45001 certification
  • Conduct Health and Safety audits/site visits across all Recorra sites
  • Create Risk Assessments and Method Statements and update as required
  • Manage and maintain emergency procedures at all sites including fire drills, site checks and first aiders

The Person

As our Health and Safety Advisor you will have:

  • Experience in a similar role ideally within waste management, engineering or manufacturing
  • A NEBOSH General Certificate as a minimum
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Up to date knowledge of Health & Safety legislation
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Solid IT skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Positive and approachable
  • A self-motivated individual, happy to work autonomously
  • Ability to balance a busy workload with minimal direction


  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays. Additional annual leave after 5 years’ service
  • Employee pension scheme
  • Travel season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Charity volunteering opportunities and social activities
  • Free on-site parking (operational sites only)
  • Dog friendly offices!

Closing Date – 13/03/2024

Initial interviews will be conducted via MS Teams

Excited about joining us and taking the next step in your career? Then please email your CV and a cover letter to and quote ‘H&S Advisor’ in the subject line.

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