HSE Advisor

Website AWE

HSE Advisor

Location – Reading/Basingstoke area

Package – £32,950- £49,450 (depending on suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date – 16th April 2024

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts – access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing – more information available on our careers site

You will provide general/industrial/nuclear/explosives safety advice, guidance and operational support for the staff deployed within specified facilities and programmes. You will follow agreed strategies in line with relevant legislation, industry standards and AWE’s policies, procedures and guidance. Completes data reporting and associated documentation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that company strategies, policies and management system requirements for conventional health & safety are communicated and understood.
  • Maintaining and promoting high standards in Environment, Safety, Health, Security and Quality. Production of health & safety documentation for a project and/or portfolio.
  • Support to the local ESH Improvement Plans (culture, communications, etc).
  • Promoting learning and improvement through operational briefings, toolbox talks and presentations.

To be successful within this role you will have:

  • Level 3 Qualification e.g. NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health & Safety, NEBOSH Construction Certificate or NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent.
  • IOSH grade of Affiliate, Associate or newly upgraded TechIOSH (in order to develop H&S competence through continuous professional development).
  • Commitment and willingness to undertake necessary training and update knowledge as and when required including CPD.
  • Lead by example, visibly demonstrating Company Values: Pride, Innovation, Excellence and Trust.
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work.
  • Computer literate (IT/IS).
  • Safety advisor experience in a high hazard environment.
  • Investigation and inspection techniques.
  • Aspects of emergency response in a high hazard environment.
  • Customer service-related tasks and duties.
  • Evidence of effective team working.
  • Good knowledge and ability to interpret relevant legislation.
  • All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.


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