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Safety, Health and Environmental Advisor

Contract Type
Flexible Hours, Permanent
Environment, Public Sector
Bedford, Bristol or Coventry
£30,755 to £40,000
Expiry Date
The land we own to support housing delivery is a diverse mix of surplus public sector, former industrial and commercial land and property, in excess of 7000 hectares in size presenting varying degrees of safety, health and environmental risks.

Job Description


Provide a competent and effective health, safety and environmental support and advisory service to all levels and areas of Homes England’s business.

Work closely with estates management and the facilities teams to ensure the safe stewardship of Homes England’s operational and development estate, and to ensure compliance with the relevant statutory provisions and Homes England’s safety, health and environmental policy requirements.

Support and advise estates management and area land teams in the early stages of the site acquisition process, in order to help identify key safety, health and environmental risks and determine holding costs.

Assist and support Homes England managers in ensuring that suitable and sufficient health and safety risk assessments are completed, including fire risk assessments and other assessments required by law, for working practices and property falling within their span of control.

To assist the Safety, Health & Environment Manager in the development, implementation, review and monitoring of Homes England’s safety health and environmental management system (SHEM), including health and safety policies and guidance.


Assist and support Homes England project managers involved in the delivery of construction projects to ensure that Homes England  discharges its duty and responsibilities as Client under the CDM regulations and Homes England’s CDM policy and procedures.


To support the delivery of Homes England’s health and safety improvement plan and meet its annual corporate targets and objectives for health and safety, including the delivery of the inspection, audit and display screen assessment programme.


Promote and support the delivery of health and wellbeing programmes and initiatives across Homes England e.g. mental health and the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


Working closely with the HR team, ensure that health and safety needs and requirements are integrated into wider Homes England employment policy and practice e.g. work-related stress, occupational health, and identification of safety, health & environmental training needs.


Support and assist HR in requests for work based assessments, to identify measures necessary to accommodate a return to work, or enable an employee to remain at work, and where necessary refer to Homes England’s occupational health provider and/or signpost to the EAP.


Respond to and investigate accidents and incidents, in conjunction with the responsible manager, recommending remedial action where necessary.

To assist in the development and effective delivery of the Homes England’s health and safety training programme.

To liaise with external specialists and relevant enforcing authorities where necessary.

Conduct visits to Homes England’s national offices in the Midlands and Southern England to ensure general H&S and fire safety statutory requirements are being met and provide support to employees. Some overnight stays may be required.

Conduct a set number of H&S audits to our development sites across the Midlands and Southern England and also provide ad hoc visits and advice as required. Some overnight stays will be required.