HS&E Advisor

Kentford, Suffolk

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Job Overview

To play a vital role in the Health and Safety Team in protecting employees in the workplace and those affected by our work. You will use your expert knowledge and experience to control risks at work and ensure the Company meets current safety standards and legal requirements, communicating effectively across all levels of the Company in delivering the health and safety message.

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Mid shift:   Circa £43,000 per annum, dependent on experience.

Plus benefits, plus discretionary bonus. This salary range includes the shift premium where applicable.


Shifts Available

Mid shift    (40 hours per week): Monday to Friday (14:00 – 22:30)



Competitive salaries and annual salary reviews


Performance appraisals and annual bonus scheme

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Opportunity for overtime (subject to job role)

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Additional opportunities for training and development


Contributory pension scheme (5%)

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Life insurance

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Length of service rewards

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Private medical healthcare

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Two weeks sick pay allowance (after 5 years’ service)

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Five additional days holiday after 12 months’ service

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Specsavers vouchers to those that specifically require it for their role

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Employee Assistance Programme

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Working with a team of people dedicated to HS&E
  • Monitoring and reviewing both written and operational works to ensure their effectiveness, compliance, and following consultation will implement new protective and preventative measures when required by law or by the Company in achieving best practice
  • Liaising with colleagues to ensure a consistent approach to health and safety across all sites and satellite offices. This may require visiting all premises when required
  • Assisting the HS&E Manager/department to ensure that the Company remains up to date with all legislative requirements, updating relevant policies and procedures when necessary and maintaining Company compliance
  • Carrying out, recording, communicating and implementing workplace risk assessments and producing safe systems of work and assisting when required
  • Carrying out HS&E induction training for new team members and site visitors and assisting with the monitoring of existing members
  • Producing, developing and delivering HS&E training courses
  • Producing and delivering a programme of effective toolbox talks on relevant topics i.e. workplace incidents, observations, changes in work practice, legislation and training requirements
  • Arranging and preparing external training materials
  • Assisting with the implementation of training plans
  • Carrying out and analysing accident, incident and near miss investigations. Establishing the root causes, effective PCA’s and implementing measures for continual improvement and the reduction in incident rates
  • Carrying out site inspections, accurately recording observations, near misses and incidents
  • Liaising with the Company’s Occupational Health and preparing appointments for visits
  • Ensuring visitors and customers compliance of site rules, Company procedures and safe working practices
  • Carrying out HS&E audits as per our ISO 45001 procedures, raising the necessary reports to a suitable level and assist with the implementation of changes when required
  • Assisting with the preparation and be in attendance for ISO 45001 and 14001 external audits as when required
  • Being proactive in suggesting HS&E initiatives to improve health, safety and well-being on site with a view to reducing accident and incident rates
  • Being proactive in suggesting environmental initiatives to improve the environmental impact, reducing the carbon footprint, improving the sustainability and reducing incident rates
  • Assisting the planning, implementation and recording of all operational plant and equipment inspections and monitoring under current legislation i.e. LOLER, PUWER, working at height, confined space, gas safe and air and noise surveys etc
  • Assisting with the management of the contractor evaluation process, including on site management of contractors in line with legislative requirements, ISO 45001 and best practice
  • Carrying out site inspections to ensure compliance with legislation, management systems and the Company’s procedures and safe systems of work
  • Liaising with the Company’s insurance company when required
  • Liaising with the HSE and local authorities when required
  • Carrying out any other ad hoc duties to enable the effective running of the department
  • Communicating effectively with all employees to achieve active engagement in HS&E matters
  • Attending all training courses as and when required.

Experience & Skills

  • Experience of management systems to ISO 45001, 14001 would be advantageous
  • Excellent knowledge of health and safety legislation with the ability to put said knowledge into practice in an operational manner
  • Ideally three years-experience within this or similar manufacturing industry
  • Be able to work autonomously as well as part of a team using own initiative as and when required
  • Have excellent communication and people management skills across all levels both verbal and written
  • Be able to organise and plan workload of themself and others as and when required
  • Be able to organise and plan workload of yourself and others as and when required
  • Have excellent communication and people management skills.  Be able to organise and plan workload of yourself and others as and when required.


  • NEBOSH General Certificate as a minimum, diploma preferred
  • IEMA or other suitable environmental qualification desirable
  • ISO 45001, 14001 or similar auditing qualification desirable.

Apply Now

Please download the application form below in Word or PDF format and send it back to us at HR, we look forward to hearing from you!

For more information contact

 hr@ajnsteelstock.co.uk or call 01638 555 500

AJN Steelstock is one of the UK’s leading steel stockholders operating from two sites in Kentford, Suffolk and Henstridge, Somerset. We have an outstanding reputation for service and reliability and are proud of our continued inclusion in the Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250 League Table and the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.