Health and Safety Advisor
Sovereign Housing Association Limited
Basingstoke , Christchurch
5d ago

Serious about Safety? At Sovereign we're committed to creating and promoting a positive safety culture, one which moves us towards our vision of keeping Everyone Everywhere, Safe and Well, Everyday.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Health and Safety Advisor to join our team covering our regions in the South and East between Christchurch, Basingstoke and Newbury.

We can be flexible on your base location between these areas with your time being split between your local office and home with some localised travel.

As a leading Housing Association, Sovereign are committed to providing quality, affordable homes and services within sustainable, successful communities.

We're led by our values and driven by a strong social purpose, placing our residents at the heart of everything we do.

What you'll be doing :

We've just launched our new Health, Safety and Wellbeing strategy and this role is key in supporting the delivery of this as well as promoting visible safety leadership.

You'll be central to driving a positive safety culture and providing professional, trusted and clear advice to the business.

Key responsibilities include :

  • Using your health and safety knowledge to provide confident expert coaching, advice and guidance to key stakeholders, working in collaboration to drive continuous improvement
  • Reviewing and developing policies, procedures and other Health and Safety documents in accordance with relevant legislation and corporate standards
  • Leading, supporting and offering guidance in incident management, providing technical expertise on root cause analysis, systemic learnings and preventative measures.
  • Supporting and providing advice on DSE and office related risks
  • Designing and delivering training courses that are engaging and effective, using a range of delivery techniques
  • Conducting audits and inspections, producing reports that identify gaps, actions and good practices as well as leading and supporting the development of hazard identification, risk assessment and controls
  • What we need from you :

    You should have demonstrable experience as a health and safety advisor, with a relevant qualification such as the NEBOSH General Certificate.

    Any experience in housing or construction would be beneficial but not essential.

  • Significant experience providing expert occupational health and safety advice
  • A track record in reviewing and developing health and safety policies, procedures and recommending best practices
  • Confidence classifying incidents and leading incident investigations
  • Creative thinking to develop engaging safety training and workshops
  • Ability to engage with multiple stakeholders, building positive and trusted relationships
  • Comfortable prioritising workloads and working with accuracy and attention to detail
  • What you'll receive from us

  • £450 flex-pot annually, discounted shopping & cycling scheme
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays (with an extra day every year up to 30 days)
  • Company pension scheme matched up to 12%, life cover at 4x your salary
  • Flexible working - we're committed to giving people flexibility as widely as possible
  • Private medical insurance, dental insurance & critical illness cover
  • There will be some travel required with this role across our operating area both in your local region and occasionally further afield in our geography for team meetings.

    You should have a full driving licence with access to your own vehicle and be happy to travel.

    It's a fantastic time to join us at Sovereign. We have an ambitious corporate plan to deliver an inspiring agenda of change and growth in a sustainable way.

    You'll be joining a highly skilled team at the forefront of driving these improvements and we'd love to hear from you to explore your skills and experience further.

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