​SHEQ Advisor

Location: Type: Date Posted: Salary: Job ID: Contact:
North West - All Permanent November 14th 2019 salary dep on exp, plus car allowance and full benefits package APH/FP/2019/1411SHEQ Jessica Joyce

SHEQ Advisor

Bradford – Yorkshire

Salary dep on exp, plus car allowance and full benefits package

Our client is a large construction services contractor. They are looking to recruit a SHEQ Advisor to work with the board to develop and implement the SHEQ strategy and to deliver culture change throughout the organisation in relation to health and safety as well as full management of the SHEQ function.

This is a great opportunity for a SHEQ Advisor looking for that step up and to progress within the company and into a SHEQ Manager role.



  • To develop and implement the SHEQ strategy across the company with support from the Board of Directors
  • To evaluate and report on progress towards achieving objectives agreed in the SHEQ strategy, identifying how further improvements can be made

Behavioural Safety

  • To develop and implement a behavioural safety programme throughout the organisation
  • To lead a change programme to improve business performance and instil an effective culture
  • To embed a positive culture towards health and safety across the business based on a ‘behavioural safety’ approach
  • To coach Directors and managers to implement safety improvement practices within the business

Learning and Development

  • To coach Directors, managers and employees in matters relating to SHEQ
  • To attend Directors’ Executive Planning Meetings as required
  • To meet regularly with Regional Directors and Branch Managers to support SHEQ at branches
  • To undertake training needs analyses in relation to SHEQ
  • To design effective learning materials for SHEQ including classroom training and tool box talks
  • To evaluate effectiveness of learning methods
  • To assist Branch Managers with SHEQ training for Contracts Staff
  • To advise on appropriate external SHEQ training for staff and operatives
  • To develop and deliver the SHEQ modules as part of the in-house Management Trainee Programme


  • To provide line management to health and safety staff including conducting monthly 1:1 meetings and appraisals
  • To support health and safety employees’ development and progression in the business
  • To manage use of external health and safety consultants

Policies, Procedures and Risk Assessments

  • To design policies and procedures relating to SHEQ
  • To keep up to date with legislation and best practice relating to SHEQ, and recommend improvements to policies and procedures as a result.


  • To undertake accident investigation of serious accidents and write reports
  • To engage external health and safety consultants to investigate accidents where required
  • To liaise with HSE and other statutory authorities where necessary
  • To identify root causes of environmental and health and safety related issues
  • To communicate learning from accident investigations and from the reporting of near miss and undesirable circumstances
  • To monitor progress against targets for accident reduction


  • To design and improve processes which support accreditation (e.g. ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, Achilles)
  • To ensure accreditations necessary for the companies work are maintained
  • To support accreditation audits where required

Site Inspections

  • To agree programmes of site inspections with health and safety advisor(s)
  • To undertake site inspections across the UK
  • To amalgamate and communicate learning effectively from site inspections

Office Administration

  • To use Microsoft Office packages (especially Word, Excel and Outlook) to carry out work
  • To use bespoke applications and documents relating to health and safety to SHEQ within the company
  • To support the running of a small office including answering telephone calls as required
  • To follow the companies policies and procedures
  • To maintain accurate records


  • To support staff in completing pre-qualification questionnaires in relation to SHEQ
  • To undertake disciplinary investigations relating to serious alleged SHEQ breaches
  • To set a strong, positive example
  • To undertake any other reasonable tasks as directed by the Board of Directors

Person Specification

Personal Qualities

  • People focused, capable of building relationships with people at all levels
  • Skilled influencer, demonstrating ability to help others to change
  • Highly developed inter-personal skills
  • Ability to manage a high workload and prioritise effectively
  • Flexible, able to adapt to meet business needs and to work effectively with a range of people
  • Self-motivated, able to work with limited direction
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Willingness to travel throughout the UK including overnight stays

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

  • Demonstrable experience of leading and delivering behavioural change in a health and safety role including accident reduction
  • Knowledge of best practice in behavioural safety
  • Understanding of human psychology and how to support behaviour change
  • Sound knowledge of SHEQ legislation
  • Understanding of risk assessments, method statements and COSHH assessments
  • Understanding and experience of delivering effective learning and training
  • Coaching skills
  • Experience of managing others
  • Commercial awareness and ability to support others to make a profit without compromising safety
  • Demonstrable commitment to continuing professional development
  • IT skills, with particular strength in Microsoft Excel
  • Full driving licence


  • Graduate or Chartered Membership of IOSH
  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent (NVQ 6)
  • Desirable
  • Experience of construction industry
  • Experience of working within an organisation based over multiple sites
  • Experience of ISO standards
  • Experience of quality management systems