Corporate Health & Safety Advisor.

  • Belfast, County Antrim
  • Negotiable

Corporate Health & Safety Advisor

  • Belfast, County Antrim
  • Negotiable
  • Posted August 30, 2023

Corporate Health and Safety Advisor

£15.63 per hour


9-5 Monday to Friday


The Corporate Health & Safety Advisors forms part of a Health & Safety Team, comprising both Corporate and Construction Health and Safety, providing Health and Safety training, information and guidance and across the organisation, on Policy and legislative requirements.

This role fulfils the requirement of a Competent Person as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (NI) 2000 and reports to the Assistant Health & Safety Manager (Corporate).

General Responsibilities

To provide a high level of internal and external service including taking ownership of queries and complaints and following issues through to completion, while ensuring timely escalation to the Assistant Health & Safety Manager (Corporate), when required.

To deputise for and to represent the Assistant Health and Safety Manager (Corporate) as required and provide support and cover for the other members of the Corporate Health and Safety team as and when required to ensure resilience as far as practicable.

To undertake the duties in such a way as to enhance and protect the reputation and public profile of NIHE.

Experience and Qualifications


Applicants must provide evidence by the closing date for application that they meet the following essential criteria:

1. Possess a degree or equivalent level qualification (Level 6*) or higher qualification in Occupational Health and Safety.

*Refer to Qualifications Framework for equivalencies

2. Can demonstrate 3 years’ relevant experience in a Health & Safety Advisor/Officer role

3. Hold membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) at Graduate level (GradIOSH) or above

(Successful candidates should be to demonstrate commitment to undertaking

IPD, to facilitate Chartered Membership (CMIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) within a 2 year time period)

4. Can demonstrate significant relevant experience in each of the following areas:

a. Developing a range of organisational health & safety policies and procedures in line with consultation and screening processes

b. Reporting and investigating incidents, including RIDDOR reportable and liaising with statutory bodies such as HSENI

c. Undertaking workplace inspections, writing reports and developing and monitoring completion of associated action plans

d. Completing a range of Risk Assessments, developing written Safe Systems of Work and Method Statements

e. Designing and delivering a range of Health and Safety Training

f. Facilitating organisational forums or developing materials to effectively communicate and disseminate relevant Health & Safety information.

5. Can demonstrate (To be assessed at interview).

o Excellent planning and organisational skills;

o Strong interpersonal and influencing skills

o Effective oral and written communication skills.

Candidates may also be assessed against the relevant section of the Housing Executive’s Behavioural Framework.

6. Possess a current driving licence or have access to a form of transport that will permit the candidate to meet the requirements of the post in full.

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