Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor

  • Job Reference: 37773
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £60,000
  • Sector: Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

The main function of the Health, Safety, and Well-being Advisor is to oversee the health, safety, and well-being of all facilities, including office buildings, laboratories, and other company premises. This role involves developing, implementing, and overseeing health, safety, and well-being policies and programs to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and to promote a culture of safety and well-being across our engineering and assets, retail developer services, and group functions.

What you’ll be doing as a Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor:
  • Oversee health, safety, and well-being for company main office facilities, including office buildings and laboratories. Ensure all facilities comply with health and safety regulations and standards.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain health, safety, and well-being policies and procedures and ensure all policies are in compliance with current legislation and industry standards.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments for all areas, including engineering, assets, retail services, and group functions. Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies.
  • Perform safety inspections and audits, identifying hazards and recommending corrective actions.
  • Design and deliver training programs on health, safety, and well-being for all employees.
  • Investigate incidents and accidents, providing reports and recommendations.
  • Collaborate with HR and other departments to promote well-being initiatives and improve employee health and morale.
  • Prepare and present reports on health, safety, and well-being performance to senior management.
  • Integrate safety and well-being practices into all operations and provide expert advice and support.
What you should bring to the role:
  • Experience in managing safety for diverse facilities, including office buildings and laboratories.
  • Professional certification: Nebosh Diploma or NVQ level 5, IOSH or equivalent.
  • Strong knowledge of health and safety legislation and best practices.
  • Excellent communication and training skills.
  • Full UK driving licence
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary up to £60,000 per annum depending on skills and experience + Car Allowance £4,500 annum.
  • Annual Leave: 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service (Plus bank holidays).
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution
  • Once a year Personal Medical Assessments.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities, and planet can thrive. Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running, and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that everyone brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process. Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.