Health & Safety Officer

21 September 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Job Type


Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Officer (SHEQ)
Due to expanding business our client has an exciting opportunity for a Safety, Health, Environmental, Quality (SHEQ) Officer to join the team at their head office based South Birmingham

Job role & Purpose:
To deliver and manage the Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) related services and function for the group.
Carrying out all health & safety (H&S) and compliance requirements for the organisation.
To support and develop existing policies and procedures in line with the Group’s business strategy, client expectations, legal regulations, and divisional requirements.

Key areas of responsibility: - Risk Management, Leadership and People Management, Training, Client Management, Commercial input and Training

Reporting to the Managing Director your role will involve:

  • Advise Directors of their responsibilities in relation to HSEQ services.
  • Provide advice to employees in relation to HSEQ services.
  • Advise employees on the Group’s policies, to provide guidance to ensure a compliant and safe working environment.
  • Periodically review the Group’s HSEQ policies and implement changes to develop system to support the Group’s strategy and direction.
  • In conjunction with the directors, communicate the H&S initiatives of the company to ensure that they are implemented and understood.
  • Develop, apply, and communicate risk assessment tools and techniques and communicate any supporting documentation.
  • Assess the building and asset to identify complexities and liabilities in delivering H&S services.
  • Assess and audit H&S risks and issues, at all Group and client sites; to promote a continual and high level of understanding of all H&S aspects.
  • Make scheduled and unscheduled visits to sites to assess the extent to which H&S standards are being met.
  • Complete and present reports on all site visits and assessments and provide detailed recommendations through to implementation.
  • Maintain awareness of industry developments and, where applicable, make recommendations of areas to be addressed.
  • Responsible for assessing the H&S standards of contractors and sub-contractors to establish and maintain a database of ‘safe-contractors’.
  • Review PPQs, risk assessments and documentation periodically to ensure compliance.
  • Respond to serious incidents which occur by providing authoritative advice and recommendations on reporting and recording the incident. Seeking third party assistance if required.
  • Notify all relevant parties of the incident and keep all updated as required throughout the process. Including RIDDOR reporting.
  • Carry out and provide advice and recommendations on all routine risk assessments to ensure compliance and mitigating risks.
  • Responsible for creating risk assessments and method statements (RAMS) with the assistance of the Project Management Team. Providing advice and recommendations on site specific risks.
  • Assist with the delivery of H&S on all internal and client sites; including but not limited to Site Inductions, Site Folders, Site Notice Boards, continuously reviewing site RAMS.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • H&S Certification i.e., IOSH or NEBOSH
  • An active member of a relevant professional industry body or being committed to keep up to date with changes with legislation and filtering required changes into policies and procedures.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience within H&S, ideally in the construction industry but not essential.
  • Range of experience of H&S management.
  • Knowledge to carry out H&S audits and assessments, including but not limited to RAMS and site audits.
  • Experience of RAMS (Risk Assessment Method Statements) is essential
  • Build and maintain internal and external client relationships.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to be able to work with a wide-range or people with different levels of understanding of H&S, compliance, and relevant professional risk related standards
  • Influencing skills to reason with clients and balance their needs and priorities sensitively.
  • Prioritisation and co-ordination skills to complete the required tasks within a timely manner.
  • Commercial acumen to be able to balance the needs and priorities of the Groups and client’s business
  • Highly developed organisational skills to develop and manage processes and systems
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to be able to be able to interpret technical risk related reports to identify issues and provide recommendations to resolve.
  • Able to work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • IT literate – experienced in using Microsoft office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Previous knowledge of site audit software.
  • Presentation and training skills to deliver H&S training within your skill set.

It is not essential for you to come from a building services background, although this would be an advantage.


  • Salary up to c£35,000 pa - negotiable in line with qualifications and experience.
  • Statutory pension
  • 1 x Life Assurance
  • 40 Hours per week – 8:30am – 5pm
  • Professional Development opportunities will be provided to assist the growth and development of the right candidate


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