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Senior Health and Safety Advisor (UK & Ireland)

Bureau Veritas Ltd
Hybrid Working 3 days per week at client site (Central London)
£52k per annum + enhanced maternity/ paternity and sick pay+ further fantastic benefits package
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

An award-winning employer, our people are trusted and responsible, believing in what they do with a clear commitment to contribute to transforming the world we live in and shaping a world of trust. Bureau Veritas operates in a wide range of sectors, delivering Testing, Inspection and Certification services to some of the world’s biggest household names. With more than 400,000 global clients and a reputation for quality, we are at the forefront of service and innovation.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging working environment, which is open and inclusive, and individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and really leave their mark.

Job Title: Senior Health and Safety Advisor (UK & Ireland)

Location: Hybrid Working 3 days per week at client site (Central London)

Up to: £52k per annum + enhanced maternity/ paternity and sick pay+ further fantastic benefits package

Type: Permanent

Are you an experience Health and Safety Advisor/Consultant with experience and knowledge of UK and Ireland regulations?

Do you have excellent stakeholder management skills and ready step into a Senior Consultant embedded role with a global client?

Do you want to work for a global organisation who can provide career development, an excellent benefits package and culture?

If ‘Yes’, we want to hear from you!

About the Role

We are growing Health and Safety team and looking for an experience Health and Safety Management to work directly with a well-known global E-commerce client.  The successful candidate will lead and maintain the health and safety management system and act as the primary point of contact for the UK and Ireland.

Responsibilities involve:  

  • The role is to maintain the health and safety management system and act as the primary point of contact for the UK and Ireland
  • You demonstrate a driven, proactive, customer centric and solutions approach.
  • You seek to learn, develop and grow both technically and in soft skills
  • We are not looking for a person that is happy ‘ticking the box’. You will be bold and capable of identifying areas for improvement, challenging the approach where required and proposing the solution
  • You do not require intimate knowledge of international H&S legislation, but you must be capable of reactive research and understanding of legislative implementation, with a willingness to learn the legislative requirements for all countries under the role responsibility
  • Provide competent responses to client queries and manage ad hoc support questions, with consideration of legislative requirements, best practices and client health and safety standards
  • Prepare and deliver to stakeholder’s essential EHS information, including data analysis and reports
  • Support the creation of EHS standards, signage package, user guides, training, local and regional processes
  • Work collaboratively with the client’s vendors/contractors to ensure effective and seamless service delivery, including significant engagement with the Facilities Management vendor and site visits where needed
  • Implement all  UK & Ireland EHS programs in the area
  • Support Design and Construction works from the EHS stand point of view.
  • Liaise with different stakeholders to ensure safety during events, both onsite and offsite
  • Support during internal / external audits and inspections from the Authorities
  • Compliance with the Bureau Veritas UK Health & Safety policy and procedures, Management System and divisional methods and procedures
  • Operate in line with Bureau Veritas Core Values and Code of Ethics

What are we looking for?

Skills and Experience

  • This role would be perfect for a H&S specialist who is Tech IOSH working towards Grad IOSH, who has the understanding and knowledge of UK and Ireland Health and Safety Regulation and experience in practical implantation
  • Demonstratable experience reviewing and creating Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Experience in similar H&S Advisory/Consultant roles with exposure to a broad spectrum of health and safety management systems
  • Confident in presenting information in person and via video/audio conferencing
  • Confident in liaising with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels of an organisation, 
  • Exposure to a variety of safety and health risks
  • Procedure, accident investigation and report writing experience
  • Operating under an established Health & Safety Management System
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Driven, proactive, and ownership
  • Multi-tasking
  • Collaborative, team player



  • Level 3 health and safety qualification, such as the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Working towards Level 6 health and safety qualification, such as the National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • GCSE or equivalent at Grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics

What’s in it for you:

We aim to cultivate a supportive learning environment so team members can enjoy development and progression alongside an interesting, technically challenging career.  

We offer both core and flexible benefits, a competitive salary and industry leading training and development to support you throughout your career.

Core benefits include:

  • Private medical
  • Life assurance
  • Professional membership subscription
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme and up to
  • 2x paid volunteering days a year.

Flexible benefits include:

  • Cycle to Work
  • Tech scheme
  • Travel insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Gym and retail discounts
  • option to buy and sell holiday
  • Give As You Earn scheme.

Please be aware that all roles within Bureau Veritas UK&I may require a DBS, Credit or Security Clearance Check.

Bureau Veritas is an equal opportunity employer. No job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, or age.

Bureau Veritas operates a strict Code of Ethics that ensures the proper conduct of our day-to-day business. 

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