Health, Safety & Wellbeing Business Partner - G5 – 25813

The Environment Agency
East or Southeast of England
£40,027 Pro-rata
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

Environment Agency

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Business Partner - G5 – 25813

Salary: £40,027 Pro-rata

Working pattern: Full Time

Post type: Fixed Term

Job reference: 25813

Do you share our passion for protecting and enhancing the health, safety, and wellbeing of those around you? Then this role offers you a fantastic opportunity.

The successful candidate will be part of team that supports the Environment Agency in turning our commitments that ‘We act on the belief that all harm can be prevented and working here will improve health and wellbeing’ into everyday occurrences.

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team has a 23-month fixed term role in the Construction and Field Operations Team. The role will primarily undertake safety, health, environment, and wellbeing (SHEW) audits of our construction supply chain to ensure good standards of performance is maintained. The successful candidate will ideally be based in the East or Southeast of England.

The successful candidates will also:

  • Provide technical advice to the business on SHEW topics associated with design, construction, and maintenance.
  • Support incident learning reviews and associated learning
  • Ensure instructions and guidance relevant to your specialist topic areas remain up to date
  • Creating training and awareness tools and deliver these to the business
  • Influencing our supply chain partners to continuously improve their performance

At all times you’ll role-model the SHEW behaviours and practice that we expect of our colleagues.

The team

As part of Health, Safety and Wellbeing team, we work with colleagues who manage our assets (eg flood defences) and our supply chain to develop our work standards and provide expert technical advice to keep everyone involved safe and well. We undertake extensive programmes of audits and assurance, so our standards are followed. If something goes wrong, we provide technical support for reviews and lessons are embedded into our standards to prevent issues happening again.

Experience/skills required

You will have experience of construction and maintenance projects and professionally qualified to at least NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety level or above.

Your skills and abilities in building rapport with your customers and peers, through clear and persuasive communication (both oral and written) is a vital attribute. You will be comfortable reviewing and improving ways of working to enable a consistent understanding and application of H&S legislation and best practice in design, planning and construction delivery.
Experience of developing, managing and leading audit and monitoring activities is preferred.

Contact and additional information

The role will include travel to various sites to undertake assurance work, travel for meetings and for other business purposes. The role offers flexible working hours, some home working, and opportunity to further professional development.
If you would like more information or an informal chat about the role, please contact Jason Hanson on

Closing date: 31 March 2023, 23:55 hours.

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