Health & Safety Advisor
21st Jun, 2024 Read time 3 minutes

Health & Safety Advisor

Location: Farringdon
Last Updated: 21st June 2024

Full Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for Health and Safety practitioners to join our Health and Safety Team.

We are looking for two experienced Health and Safety Advisors to help us deliver a range of health and safety activities across our geographically dispersed organisation.

You can be based out of either of the following offices: Croydon, Farringdon Sittingbourne, Maidstone or Battle. You’ll have the option to work in a hybrid way when appropriate and as agreed with your manager.

What you’ll be doing:

Reporting to the Senior Health and Safety Advisor (SHSA) you will:

  • Assist in managing and monitoring the H&S Management System and the continual improvement of H&S across Southern Housing
  • Provide day-to-day support for managers and colleagues, ensuring policies and procedures are consistently applied in line with the principles of sensible risk management
  • Carry out health and safety audits, inspections and investigations
  • Develop and deliver Health and Safety related training and briefings
  • Promote a culture where managing and being accountable for risk is recognised as an essential part of business as usual.

What you will need:

  • Professional qualification in Health and Safety (minimum NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent)
  • Experience working as a Health and Safety Advisor
  • Knowledge of current Health and Safety legislation, guidance and best practice
  • Experience of formulating, implementing and revising Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Experience of identifying sensible and practical risk reduction measures
  • Valid UK Driving Licence and access to a vehicle

Note 1. Travel between sites across the whole of Southern Housing’s portfolio will be a requirement for this role.

Note 2. There may be a requirement to attend meetings and other activities outside normal working hours.

In your supporting statement, it is important that you address how you meet each of the above criteria providing clear real examples.

Closing Date: Sunday 7th July at 23:59

Shortlisting: 9th July 2024

Interviews: 24th July 2024

Please note: We reserve the right to close a vacancy early should we receive a large volume of applications.

About us

At Southern Housing, our residents are at the heart of everything we do. As one of the largest housing providers in the UK with over 77,000 homes across London, the Southeast, the Isle of Wight, and the Midlands, we give over 167,000 people somewhere affordable to call their own! We also understand the difference that safe, secure, and affordable homes can make to people’s lives.

A career at Southern Housing will allow you to make a difference every day you come to work. Working in the housing sector with us will bring fresh challenges and give you the opportunity to grow and develop, too.

What’s in it for you



Healthcare cash plan

Eyecare & dental


Retailers discounts

to work

Buy & sell
annual leave

Season ticket loan

In-house academy & career development

Flexible working

Inclusion & Diversity

We work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual.

We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.

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