Health, Safety & Wellbeing Business Partner - G5 – 25814

Environment Agency

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Business Partner - G5 – 25814

Salary: £40,027

Working pattern: Full Time

Post type: Permanent

Job reference: 25814

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 your health and wellbeing’ into everyday occurrences.

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team has two vacancies in the Construction and Field Operations Team, one permanent, one a 23-month fixed term role. Both roles will primarily undertake design audits of our construction supply chain to ensure good standards of safety, health, environment, and wellbeing (SHEW) performance are maintained.

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.

There are two roles available, one is permanent, and the other is fixed term for 23 months.

The team

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

Experience/skills required

You will have engineering experience of construction and maintenance projects and professionally qualified to at least Incorporated Engineer (IEng) level or above.

Additional qualifications such as NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety are desirable.

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 our 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 some travel to meetings and for other business purposes.
If you would like more information or an informal chat about the role, please contact Gary Haley on

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

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