Public Safety Consultant

  • Job Reference: 00043913-1
  • Date Posted: 7 June 2024
  • Employer: ScottishPower
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: £42,800 to £53,500
  • Sector: Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Public Safety Consultant

ScottishPower HQ, 320 St Vincent Street, Glasgow. G2 5AD

Salary from £50,000 with 15% Annual Bonus and Single Person Healthcare

Flexible Working Pattern

Closing Date: 21st June 2024


The Public Safety Consultant is a key role within the Health and Safety team, responsible for leading, developing and delivering the SP Energy Networks Public Safety strategy to improve and raise the profile of public safety.

This includes using a data-driven approach to develop and deliver a strategic public safety communications and stakeholder engagement programme rolled out both internally and externally. Using different communication channels ensuring the delivery of clear, consistent and effective safety information and key messages to a range of audiences, helping to improve public safety culture and drive down accidents on our network.


Leading and influencing the business in requirements of public safety legislation, monitor reporting to the regulatory authority (ESQCR Compliance) and representing the business position externally, you will provide professional leadership, direction, strategy and advice on public safety to senior management and operational teams, focusing on geographical priorities derived from business reports and engagement with key external influencers.

Delivering an annual programme of public safety communication and engagement campaigns based on SP Energy Networks Public Safety priorities, you will ensure relevance and consistency of messages via internal and external channels, including but not limited to social media, PR and stakeholder engagement.

Actively managing, developing and maintaining a range of communication messages tailored to the various target audiences for use across all channels (website, webinars, events, printed materials, videos) that support the delivery of our public safety strategic objectives, you will work closely with the wider SP Energy Networks stakeholder and communications team and local stakeholder teams to ensure public safety messaging aligns with strategic communications objectives at a business wide level.

Providing knowledge sharing across the industry and to a wide variety of audiences will be a key part of this role, presenting public safety messages to a range of audiences and age-groups from primary school classes to specialist trade groups and farming associations, directing the appropriate utilisation of public safety budgets.

Additionally, you will be responsible for the development of opportunities for best-practice exchanges which will include the facilitation of workshops and meetings with employees, contractors, emergency services, customers and members of the public. The aim is also to inform, train and educate; to lead public safety engagement with internal and external stakeholders (e.g ENA) and with third party safety providers such as Safety Centre s in England and Scotland with the aim of improving safety.

What you'll bring

Educated to degree level or possessing significant compensatory experience, you will possess NEBOSH General Certification or equivalent.  With proven experience of designing and delivering successful external multimedia communication campaigns, you will hold leadership qualities with strong communication and inter-personal skills in order to motivate and influence managers and staff at all levels.

With excellent written and verbal communication skills, you will be comfortable communicating complex subjects at all audience levels, utilising your Public Safety experiences from within the utility, engineering or construction sector.

Delivering and performing H&S audits and inspections against regulatory requirements (desirable), you will also be experienced in providing support to incident investigations e.g. liasing with members of the public to raise awareness of safety requirements when near our assets.

As Public Safety Consultant, you will be required to travel UK wide.

What's in it for you

As well as a competitive salary which is reviewed annually, you can also enjoy a number of other benefits. With our pension scheme, we'll double match your contribution up to a company contribution of 10%. 

At ScottishPower, we believe it's the little things we do in life that make a big difference. From helping you look after your family's wellbeing, save for your future and take personal steps for climate action - our benefits are designed to help you do just that -  so that you have everything you need to take care of your world - today and tomorrow. That's why our benefits include:

  • 36 days annual leave

  • Holiday purchase - perfect your work/life balance with extra annual leave

  • Share Incentive Plan and Sharesave Scheme

  • Payroll giving and charity matched funding

  • Technology Vouchers - save more and spread the cost of your technology purchases

  • Count us in - pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help fight climate change

  • Electric Vehicle Schemes - to help you transition to green/clean driving

  • Cycle to Work scheme and public transport season ticket loans

  • Options to purchase dental insurance, private medical insurance, health cash plan and annual health assessments

  • Life Assurance (4x salary)

  • Access to nudge' financial wellbeing support

  • Plus shopping, leisure, restaurant and gym discounts, and unique employee deals on travel insurance and more

Why ScottishPower

ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world's largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. With a commitment to generate all of our energy from renewable resources and a drive to create the energy infrastructure of the future, we're at the forefront of the journey to Net Zero and investing over £6m every working day to make this happen. With diverse opportunities across our businesses and a commitment to invest in our own internal talent, ScottishPower can offer people real career opportunities that meet personal and professional goals, in a global organisation.

Inclusion, diversity, and a social purpose are at the heart of everything we do. Together with our values, they bring us together into a stronger, more sustainable business with direct links to the communities we serve. It takes all kinds of people to build a large-scale business like ours, so whatever your background, you'll fit right in.

ScottishPower is committed to providing reasonable support or adjustments in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to careers .