02nd Nov, 2020 Read time 4 minutes

Health & Safety Advisor

Company Website: https://www.audleygroup.com/
Location: Birmingham
Last Updated: 3rd December 2020

The Company

Audley is a leading player in the retirement village marketplace, with luxury developments across the UK. There are currently 14 sites with several in development, and many working through various planning stages with exciting plans for further growth.

At Audley, customers own their apartment or cottage and we manage the exterior maintenance leaving them free to enjoy the Audley Club with its swimming pool, health club, restaurant and bistro. If they need care in the future, that is also available.

With our growing portfolio we are now looking for a Health & Safety Advisor on a 12 month FTC to support the Group Health & Safety Manager with the implementation and management of systems throughout the business.

This is a multi site role which will involve frequent travel to cover multiple sites across the North of the UK (Birmingham, Leeds, Derbyshire, Worcestershire and Leamington Spa)

The Person

Essential Criteria

  • Hold Internal Auditors Course
  • Strong Auditing background
  • Understanding of business continuity
  • Drive and have your own transport

You will be able to;

  • Demonstrate a successful H&S Advisory background
  • Have a proven track record of being hands on within a business
  • Hold a NEBOSH Diploma with Technical or QHSE qualification at NVQ Level3 or above
  • Have excellent communication skills at all levels both internally and externally
  • This role will include regular travel with a possibility of 2 nights a week away from home
  • Either at or working towards Grad IOSH level / CIEH.
  • A Food Hygiene Certificate would be an advantage, alternatively a working knowledge of food safety regulations.
  • Sound knowledge of applicable HSE legislation and its impact on the overall business.
  • Adept in influencing and communicating
  • Good working knowledge of Health & Safety, Fire Legislation and Food Safety Legislation.
  • Have at least three years’ experience holding a similar role in health and safety.
  • Have a good understanding of the health, safety and welfare requirements within a multi-site
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with all levels within the group. Ability to influence up as well as down
  • Must be able to write clearly and succinctly in a logical and structured way – incident and management reports
  • Must have good analysis and IT skills to produce practical solutions to a range of problems

Key Objectives

  • To support the Group Health and Safety Manager in developing and maintaining all elements of the Audley Group Health and Safety Management System.
  • Support the development and proactive HSE service throughout the business, with a focus on compliant, commercial and practical cost effective solutions.
  • Coordinate the activities of HSE FM Operations teams to support consistent local aims and objectives.
  • To undertake and revise operational risk assessments and introduce risk reduction strategies; and where required build these strategies into the Safety Management System
  • Undertake an internal audit and inspection programme to ensure compliance to both HSE standards and group requirements, with the ability to demonstrate continual improvements in the business.
  • Support the implementation of change initiatives in relation to HSE where necessary, and embed Audley values and propositions.
  • Maintain knowledge of all applicable legislation and industry standards and notify management of implications, trends and best practice.
  • To provide information, technical specialist advice and guidance in line with current UK Health and Safety Legislation.
  • To liaise, on behalf of the Group Health and Safety Manager, with external enforcement agencies in relation to health & safety, food safety and fire compliance matters
  • Promote HSE best practice and consistency within the Operations teams and across the business
  • Contribute to the compilation of HSE Performance Management Reports, highlighting trends and issues, and support the Group Health and Safety Manager to devise improvement measures as appropriate.
  • Act as the contact and liaison between Health & Safety the ICC and H&S Champions network.
  • Report and escalate any apparent deficiencies in management systems of work, work activities or equipment that may result in failure of service delivery or risk to health and safety or the environment.
  • To monitor and where necessary investigate accidents / dangerous occurrences. Actively seek measures to prevent reoccurrence, so as to produce a reduction in accident numbers.
  • Collate and input data on the bi-annual fire risk assessment, evacuation and training programme.
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