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Health and Safety Adviser

Southampton, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
What the Hiring Manager Says

The role of Health & Safety Adviser is vital to ensuring that Quilter staff are kept safe, its buildings are maintained as safe spaces and the company is compliant with relevant legislation. The role holder must be proactive, collaborative, and innovative in their approach to ensure that risks to the business and staff are detected and remediated early.
The H&S team is based within the wider Security, Property and Facilities function. The team works closely in conjunction with other teams such as the Crisis Management Centre and the Facilities Management Team. They will be part of the corporate crisis management response and be responsible for engagement across the business, liaison with third parties and briefings to senior managers.
This post will be responsible for the south of the UK including Quilter's flagship office in Southampton. The successful candidate will be required to work from the Southampton office.

About the Role

The role holder will be responsible for:
  • Assisting with the delivery and progression of safety performance and monitoring.
  • Assessing training requirements and facilitating and arranging relevant training programmes.
  • Ensuring that the H&S management systems are kept accurate and updated.
  • Preparing responses to insurers or solicitors in response to any personal injury claims.
  • Preparing and presenting update reports for internal governance forums.
  • Arranging and conducting annual audits and inspections.
  • Working closely with our TFM (Total Facilities Management) company as well as on-site teams, landlords and building management companies.
About You

The following are essential requirements for applicants:
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a dedicated Health & Safety role.
  • Attainment of NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent (NVQ 6).
  • Experience of operating across multiple sites.
  • Extensive knowledge of UK H&S legislation.
  • Experience in giving H&S support and guidance on a broad range of risk areas and liaising with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in monitoring H&S standards including carrying out audits and inspections.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple on-going projects and prioritise workload.
  • Excellent analytical, interpreting, negotiating and communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge in the development and completion of risk assessments.
  • Experience in developing and delivering health and safety training.
  • Understanding of basic data analysis.
  • Experience in carrying out accident investigations and providing prioritised recommendations as part of a H&S action plan.
  • Ability to develop, review and implement relevant H&S policies and procedures.
The following are desirable requirements for applicants:
  • Fire related qualification e.g. NEBOSH Fire, FPA Fire Risk Assessor, Fire Service College FRA.
  • Member of IOSH - Chartered (or working towards).
Core Benefits

Holiday: 26 days

Quilter Incentive Scheme: All employees are eligible to participate in our incentive scheme, based on the company's performance and their contribution to it

Pension Scheme: 10% non-contributory company pension scheme that can be boosted through personal contributions

Private Medical Insurance: Single cover as standard, cover can be increased at your own cost

Life Assurance: 4x your salary, cover can be increased at your own cost

Income Protection: 75% of salary payable after 26 weeks of absence

In addition to our core benefits we offer a range of flexible benefits that you can choose from and pay for conveniently via a salary deduction.

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