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Safety Advisor

Port of Dover
Dover, Kent
£30k - £40k DOE
Closing date
22 Feb 2022

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Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Are you passionate about health and safety and want to be part of developing a positive and proactive safety culture? Would you enjoy working in an exciting, diverse and fast paced work environment? If so, then apply now to join our SHEQ team at the Port of Dover.

For more information please visit our website:

About us:

The Port of Dover is Europe's busiest ferry port, handling a significant proportion of the UKs trade in goods. Each year more than 2 million freight vehicles, 2 million tourist vehicles and 10 million passengers pass through the Port. We also welcome more than 100 cruise ships, 150 cargo vessels and 4,000 leisure boats each year.

Providing the infrastructure to support this busy 24/7 operation requires a dedicated team of people working in a diverse range of roles. We are committed to developing the skills and industry knowledge of our employees to enhance performance and support the achievement of our business  objectives.

Job summary:

You will assist in delivering beyond compliance health and safety performance and provide timely advice and solutions on health and safety issues associated with port operations and developments. The main emphasis of this post is to provide a high standard of professional support in driving forward a positive safety culture and proactively collaborate and engage with staff across the business to ensure all staff are empowered and supported in taking personal responsibility for health and safety.

Skills and Qualifications:

▪ Minimum of 5 years dedicated safety experience
▪ Minimum of NEBOSH general or construction certificate; NEBOSH diploma or equivalent desirable
▪ A working knowledge of ISO 45001 standard
▪ Detailed knowledge of health and safety legislation and application
▪ Be able to undertake comprehensive accident investigation including root cause analysis
▪ Monitor and audit health and safety performance
▪ Devising and delivering training programmes
▪ Comfortable working alone or as part of a team
▪ Be able to access heights and work on vessels within the harbour environment
▪ Ability to take part in an on-call rota
▪ Effective communicator across all levels of our organisation
▪ Be able to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders
▪ Full UK driving licence and use of own vehicle

▪ 25 days annual leave
▪ Generous contributory pension scheme
▪ Discretionary bonus scheme
▪ Private healthcare
▪ Life assurance
▪ Employee assistance programme
▪ 3rd party discounts
▪ Free parking


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Harbour House
Marine Parade
CT17 9BU
United Kingdom
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