Senior Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor

  • Site and office-based, working across North Yorkshire
  • £35,000 to £39,000 per year
  • Full-time, permanent position
  • Application Deadline - Monday 14th August 2023

Salary: £35,000 to £39,000 per year

Contract: Permanent, full-time position

Hours: Monday to Friday, 40 hours’ per week

Benefits: 23 days’ holiday, increasing to 28 days’ with continuous service, plus bank holidays, company pension, store discounts and other benefits

Location: Site and office-based, working across North Yorkshire

Yorwaste are proud to welcome a Senior Health, Safety, and Environmental Advisor into the team to play a critical role in providing essential support to operations across a wide network of waste management sites throughout Yorkshire.

As the Senior HSE Advisor, you will be ensuring that health and safety remains the number one priority for all individuals working within the Yorwaste business, fostering a positive HSE culture. Reporting directly to the Head of Risk Management as a key member of the Risk Management team, you will be instrumental in driving significant improvements in the HSE culture, as well as contributing significantly to the development and effective implementation of the HSE Improvement Strategy.

 

“People are the key to our success. We are always looking for new team members to push our business forward.”

 

We are seeking an individual who is organised, confident, and highly motivated. Your hands-on experience in delivering health and safety improvements, ideally in a similar working environment with multiple site operations, will be crucial to your success. Given the nature of the role, significant travel throughout North Yorkshire is required, making your proactive and self-starting attitude essential for independent work.

Excellent communication skills will play a vital role in building strong relationships with personnel at all levels within the organization and external stakeholders. Any previous experience in delivering staff briefings and training will be a definite advantage, showcasing your ability to effectively convey information and knowledge.

You will support management by identifying, assessing, and controlling significant health, safety, and environmental risks while developing practical solutions to resolve issues. Additionally, you will play a key role in closely monitoring and reporting on the HSE performance across the business. You will actively participate in meetings with senior managers to discuss health and safety topics and deliver staff briefings when necessary.

It is essential that the successful candidate have;

  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, or equivalent
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Working knowledge of the UK Health and Safety Legislation
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working in a front-line health and safety management role with direct employee engagement
  • Confidence conducting health and safety audits, inspections and incident investigations, as well as delivering training materials to employees at all levels

For a more in-depth description of the roles and responsibilities, read the Senior Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor Job Description

 

Why Yorwaste?

Yorwaste is North Yorkshire’s leading waste management company, passionate about supporting community and local environment, while delivering a warm and professional customer experience. We believe in investing in our team and the tools you need to succeed. Currently our sites achieve over 90% recycling rates to help keep North Yorkshire looking beautiful.

Our vision at Yorwaste is to create a cleaner, greener future. We aim to be at the forefront of the industry, committed to reducing environmental impact of waste, whilst supporting our customers to make more sustainable choices. We treat safety as our priority at all times, seek new ways to make the most of what we have to achieve our goals and solve problems, as well as being knowledgeable, credible and taking pride in what we do. Read more about our mission, vision and values here.

 

Our Offer

We are offering a salary of up to £39,000 per year depending on experience, on a full-time, permanent contract. You will receive 23 days’ holiday per year, plus bank holidays, up to 28 days’ with continuing employment.

At Yorwaste you will have access to a company pension as well as benefits and discounts such as a cycle to work scheme. Through our Employee Assistance programme we offer great access to health and wellbeing resources as well as acknowledging and rewarding great health and safety procedure, innovative ideas and recognition for long service with us.

Joining us at Yorwaste is more than just a job. We strive to provide our team with a long-term stable career, training and development, and a positive engaging working environment. As an equal opportunity’s employer, alongside our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we take pride in supporting the development of North Yorkshire and its people.

 

How to Apply

To apply please complete an online application form and upload a current CV and supporting statement. You can also apply by sending these documents direct in an email to Bradley at bradley.naylor@northyorks.gov.uk. If you have further questions about the position, please call Peter (Head of Risk Management) on 07834038371 for an informal discussion about the role.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 14th August 2023 and shortlisting will be completed by Friday 18th August 2023.

Interviews are planned to take place week commencing Monday 28th August 2023.

It is important that your CV includes your full contact details, employment history, any qualifications and explanation of any gaps in employment or experiences. Your supporting statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role. Interviews may take place throughout the recruitment process, and we reserve the right to remove this vacancy before the proposed deadline in the event of the position being filled, or a high number of applications are received.

Yorwaste is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, any disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, or belief.

We will not accept applications from agencies and can only consider applications from individuals with right to work within the UK.

Closing date: 14th August 2023

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    Why Yorwaste?

    Yorwaste is North Yorkshire’s leading waste management company, passionate about supporting community and local environment, while delivering a warm and professional customer experience. We believe in investing in our team and the tools you need to succeed. Currently our sites achieve over 90% recycling rates to help keep North Yorkshire looking beautiful.

    Our vision at Yorwaste is to create a cleaner, greener future. We aim to be at the forefront of the industry, committed to reducing environmental impact of waste, whilst supporting our customers to make more sustainable choices. We treat safety as our priority at all times, seek new ways to make the most of what we have to achieve our goals and solve problems, as well as being knowledgeable, credible and taking pride in what we do. Read more about our mission, vision and values here.

     

    Our Offer

    We are offering a salary of up to £39,000 per year depending on experience, on a full-time, permanent contract. You will receive 23 days’ holiday per year, plus bank holidays, up to 28 days’ with continuing employment, as well as a company van.

    At Yorwaste you will have access to a company pension as well as benefits and discounts such as a cycle to work scheme. Through our Employee Assistance programme we offer great access to health and wellbeing resources as well as acknowledging and rewarding great health and safety procedure, innovative ideas and recognition for long service with us.

    Joining us at Yorwaste is more than just a job. We strive to provide our team with a long-term stable career, training and development, and a positive engaging working environment. As an equal opportunity’s employer, alongside our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we take pride in supporting the development of North Yorkshire and its people.

    We continue to invest to deliver a range of waste reuse, recycling, and disposal options to meet the requirements of our customers.

    Sandy Boyle, Managing Director
    Yorwaste waste management drivers in lorry