Interim Senior H&S Advisor

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Interim Senior H&S Advisor
Southwark, London
Interim Position

LFB 0006 C2B1 / 1

Posted: 14th November 2022 16:20
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  • Pay Rate:

    £26.04 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Southwark, London,

    SE1 0LL

What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior H&S Advisor

Reference no:  LFB 0006 C2B1 / 1

Pay Rate: £26.04 per hour PAYE

Office based

Basic DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement for this role

Please note that the pay rate for this role is likely to be uplifted to reflect a higher than standard holiday allocation

The purpose of the role is to assist the Principal Health & Safety Adviser in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and standards in support of the Safety Policy Statement.

To assist the Principal Health & Safety Adviser in the provision of detailed health & safety advice on all aspects of the feasibility, design, specification and tendering of building works and facilities management contracts, including compliance with Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 (e.g. setting out the duty holder’s requirements) and evaluation of H&S/method statement sections of contractors’ tenders.

Key responsibilities:

  • The provision of professional advice on all aspects of health and safety legislation, including legislative proposals, draft European Directives and codes of practice.
  • Assist the Principal Health & Safety Adviser with the implementation of risk assessment policies, procedures, standards, advice and guidance on the management of risk.
  • Attend site during construction/building works as necessary to inspect health and safety measures/practices, recommend any corrective action as appropriate and advise on commissioning and hand-over of completed projects.
  • Investigate accident and near-miss events at Senior Accident Investigator (SAI) level together with reports and action plans for any necessary corrective action.
  • Advise and support the Health and Safety on health and safety issues as appropriate.
  • Assist and monitor compliance with the asbestos policy, including advising on legislation and best practice, advising on the maintenance of the Asbestos Plan and dealing with queries.
  • To attend project boards and working groups and advise on health and safety and overlapping environmental issues.
  • Undertake defined project management responsibilities as appropriate.
  • Ensure that the Health and Safety compliance processes operate effectively and efficiently.
  • Develop systems, in order to improve the channels of communication of health and safety information to all Brigade personnel.
  • Monitor the submission of safety event reports and to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of Reporting, Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) reports to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and to ensure that such reports are acted upon.
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), maintain the COSHH database and distribute information to the users of hazardous substances.
  • Auditing with a set of questions and checking general health and safety compliance in fire stations.
  • ADHOC meetings on health and safety.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Diploma level in H&S and IOSH qualification.


Skills & Experiences:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience in health and safety in buildings.
  3. Experience in environment in health and safety.
  4. Understanding of legislation and policies in Health and safety.
  5. Open to public and private sector experience.
  6. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).



  1. Manual handling to improve safe systems of work.
  2. Noise at Work, to ensure use of hearing protection where required.
  3. Provision and Use of work Equipment.
  4. Personal Protective Equipment.
  5. Lifting Equipment/Lifting Operations.
  6. Display Screen Equipment.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: LFB 0006 C2B1 / 1
Interim Senior H&S Advisor
Client Category: Other Public Sector Body

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