Health & Safety Advisor - Waste Network

Job Title: Health & Safety Advisor - Waste Network
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: We are offering a salary up to £45,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience.
Start Date: 2020-04-14
Reference: 4765
Contact Name: Nicole Rich
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 14, 2020 12:32

Job Description

About the role:

The purpose of the role will be to provide professional Safety, Health & Wellbeing advice to management and employees, as well as delivering the S, H&W strategy, ensuring compliance with the S, H&W management system, standards, processes, and procedures.

You will be leading and undertaking audits/inspections and incident investigations and agreeing on an action plan with the site management. There will be a requirement to report statistical information as required.

Alongside this you will be advising stakeholders, supporting service staff and contractors on Safety, Health and Wellbeing matter's ensuring compliance with applicable legislation and industry best practice by liaising with enforcing authorities and professional groups.

You will be building trusted relationships to ensure you are raising awareness in the business and deliver training in line with the annual training plan outside of core H&S team training.

Lead in the review of safe systems at work and risk assessments where there is a significant risk to health, safety, and the environment.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
  • Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) or working towards.
  • In-depth knowledge of Safety, Health and Wellbeing legislation and a particular understanding of process safety.
  • Experience of delivering successful local Safety, Health and Wellbeing programmes with a customer focus as well as proven delivery of training.
  • As a minimum, you will be required to hold a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent or working towards.
  • This role could possibly be a Level 7 vacancy with progression to Level 6 once a NEBOSH Diploma is gained and become chartered of IOSH. The minimum qualification required would be NEBOSH General certificate with H&S experience.
  • You will be expected to travel across the Thames Water catchment area and therefore you must hold a full, clean UK driving licence and own your own vehicle; in return, you will receive a car allowance.
What’s in it for you:

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 with the ability to positively influence both organisational and individual’s attitudes towards Safety, Health, and Wellbeing.

This role will be based in the Thames Valley area (flexible on geographical location).
Our competitive package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

About us:

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.

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