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    Dave Randles

    Health & Safety Advisor –Bowmer & Kirkland North West.

    About Bowmer & Kirkland:

    Since being established in 1923 Bowmer & Kirkland has grown to become one of the most successful national,
    privately-owned and family run construction groups in the UK. Our Investors in People accreditation demonstrates
    our commitment to our staff and we are Associate Members of the Considerate Constructors Scheme – something
    which only a select number of high performing contractors achieve. We are currently seeking a health & safety
    advisor to join our small team of busy, hard-working and highly motivated health & safety professionals.

    About the Role:

    This role is based out of an office near Manchester Airport, primarily working with our Northwest Regional
    Business. The position reports to our Group head office and Board in Derby and is supported by our Group Health
    & Safety Department. National travel / nights away will be required, although not frequently.

    Reporting to Group Health & Safety Director and Department as well as to Regional Directors
    Liaison with Quality & Environmental Systems Manager and team, insurance department, HR and Plant / Site
    Services teams.

    To provide support / health, safety, wellbeing & environmental solutions to regional Principal Contractor
    construction sites and subsidiary construction related businesses.
    High degree of autonomy – so must be reliable and able to work on own initiative.
    Support prequalification and bidding / planning process.
    Support IT based solutions for snagging, reporting and compliance.
    Support Regional Director in managing health safety and wellbeing.
    Liaise with QA and CSR coordinators.
    Assist in preparation of fire risk assessments, traffic management plans, H & S Plans, Environmental Impact
    Assessments, etc.
    Carry out accident and incident investigations and follow up action.
    Prepare, develop and deliver internal training to company employees.
    Carry out site toolbox talks / respirator face-fit testing.
    Carry out fixed premises inspections / audits.
    Noise surveys, light surveys and assessments.
    Assist review of site documentation.
    Complete audits and inspections to support accredited management systems.
    Produce reports for management meetings, investigations, etc.
    Participate in Working Well Together and local safety groups.

    We believe in sensible safety, focused on solutions, not problems. We work with leading suppliers and industry
    groups to implement innovative measures and best practice and ensure we maintain continuous improvement of
    our health and safety performance.

    This is a support role with some auditing – we have several accreditations in our business including OHSAS 18001
    (migrating to ISO 45001), ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Site safety inspections – ‘scored’ site safety inspections are
    completed by our independent Safety Consultants who are an integral part of our business.

    About the Candidate:

    We are demanding and have high expectations that the successful candidate has flexibility, energy and
    enthusiasm. You must fit in with our values and ethos, be forward thinking, a good communicator,
    knowledgeable, reliable and organised.

    You will need to see the job through to completion and be dependable,
    as this role is about looking after our people and protecting and enhancing our reputation.
    Our commitment to developing staff includes mentoring, training etc. will be provided and supported to help
    progress your career and maintain continuing professional development.

    Training, mentoring and support will be given to develop skills where required, for the right applicant. A strong
    background in construction and building is essential.

    Essential requirements:

    Member IOSH or working towards
    NEBOSH / NVQ 4 or better
    CSCS Health & Safety Manager
    Full Driving License
    Experience construction, demolition & civil engineering
    Experience of environmental / waste issues
    Good communication skills
    A practical and solutions based approach is a must
    Desirable requirements:
    FPA Fire Risk Assessor
    A61 Appointed Person – Lifting / crane / tower crane and MEWP experience
    City & Guilds Trainer
    Face fit tester
    Scaffold / Safety Net Inspector
    Temporary works
    Experience of high rise construction.
    IEMA membership
    Knowledge of environmental legislation / licensing requirements
    Experience of a multi-site / multi-discipline organisation
    Knowledge of Considerate Constructors Scheme

    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a competitive company car, pension scheme, 25
    days’ holiday (plus Bank Holidays), BUPA health insurance (subject to a qualifying period) and the opportunity to
    enter into a childcare voucher scheme. Bowmer and Kirkland are an equal opportunities employer.

    If you would like to be considered for this role please send applications to: or by post
    to Jane Robinson, HR Advisor, HR Department, Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd, Heage, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 2BW

    Closing Date: 22 October 2018

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