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VAC4242 - Health & Safety Advisor

Division Health, Safety & Environment
Location Essex, UK
Closing Date 09-Jan-2019
Purpose of Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Health and Safety professional with audit experience to join our developing team, working in a fast-passed environment where no two days are the same.

The purpose of the OHS Advisor is to be able to conduct internal audits and to offer expert knowledge and skills to generate and promote a positive health and safety culture, improving H&S practices, working towards zero harm. Whilst also being responsible for the development and maintenance of the OHS management system, to ensure compliance with internal and external standards.


Key Objectives

Key Responsibilities


  • Following and Promoting Health and Safety compliance objectives and ensuring that targets are achieved;
  • Liaising with staff and contractors throughout the organisation to ensure that the HS procedures and processes are functioning properly and advise on changes and their implementation;
  • Delivering Health and Safety related training and Induction;
  • Collating and analysing Health and Safety performance data and charts against defined parameters, which assist in monitoring performance;
  • Writing technical management systems and reports, documentation for standards such as OHSAS 18001;
  • Persuading reluctant staff and contractors to change their way of working;
  • Liaising with direct customers and external auditors ensuring the execution of corrective action;
  • Assisting and Supplying information for contractor and supplier tenders;
  • Devise, develop and monitor effective Risk Assessment management strategies and make recommendations on the implementation of these strategies;
  • Consult with senior managers, other line managers, staff and contractors to give appropriate advice on best-practices, policies and procedures;
  • Carry out or arrange workplace safety audits and inspections ensuring that any remedial recommendations are implemented;
  • Organise an internal audit program to satisfy the management system requirements for OHSMS certification, including conducting internal audits;
  • Audit, review, and maintain the OHSMS document suite to ensure continual compliance with relevant legislation.

 The above outlined responsibilities are not exhaustive and you may be required to carry out other tasks in addition to these that are appropriate to your role.


Knowledge and skills  
  • Knowledge of the requirements of OHSAS 18001 Safety Management Systems, and/or ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining OHSMS audit programmes;
  • Experience in writing and maintaining OHSMS documents;
  • Knowledge of UK OHS legislative requirements;
  • The ability to present to a large varied group of staff, construction workers and interested parties;
  • Ability to influence and negotiate;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • Port experience and/or experience of working in high-risk industry as an OHS professional;
  • Develop and carry out an internal OHSMS audit programme to ensure compliance with relevant OHSMS Standard(s);
  • Ability and experience to communicate with various roles from operations, managers and engineers.




    • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health, or NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice, or equivalent;
    • OHS Management Systems Lead Auditor Training;
Other Information

London Gateway is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief or marital status.  

All positions within London Gateway are subject to CRB checks. 

Competitive Salary

Closing date for applications: 9th January 2019

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