Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) Advisor
Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) Advisor
Join a team that makes real changes
Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a
comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Bristol,
Birmingham, Leeds and London.
The firm advises businesses across construction, energy &
resource management, higher education and financial services,
complementing the firm's market leadership within housing, local
government and health and social care.
We currently employ over 500 people, including 80 Partners, and our
award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate,
property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and
clinical negligence) legal advice.
Bevan Brittan is named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2022' and has
recently either won or been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards.
We are driven by our 4 values: Relationships, Results, Reputation and
Responsible. These give us a sense of purpose and ensure we always
work collaboratively with clients and colleagues, continually improve,
make the right choices and act with integrity.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Rise to the Challenge
The Property and Facilities Team provide an organisational function
which integrates people, place and process within the built
environment with the purpose of improving the quality of life of
people and the productivity of the core business. Facilities
management is important because it ensures a safe and comfortable work
environment for people to attract and retain talent.
The role of the Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ)
Advisor is to act as the competent person for the organisation,
ensuring suitable management systems are in place to ensure legal
compliance, the attainment and maintenance of relevant ISO Standards,
with continuous improvement as the standard.
Find out how far you can go
Provide competent Health, Safety and Environmental advice to
employees and managers at all levels, including the review of policy
and procedures to ensure the firm is well positioned to fulfil its
Set an example of best practice approach in all duties and adhere
to the firm's H&S policy and procedures ensuring the
organisation is in a defensible position.
Act as a leading member of the H&S Committee ensuring
effective monitoring, evaluation and prioritisation of H&S Actions.
Oversee and support the development and maintenance of risk
assessments for all offices, work environments and Facilities
Management activities including use of equipment.
Actively participate and work as part of the facilities team
providing environmental support and advice as required.
Undertake internal audits to ensure compliance with relevant
standards, managing and recording opportunities for improvement as necessary
Maintain compliance with and coordinate/facilitate the external
audit of management systems, ISO 9001 - Quality Management System,
ISO 27001 Information Security Management, ISO 14001 - Environmental
Management System and ISO 45001 - Health & Safety Management System
Assist with the achievement and maintenance of other
accreditations in line with business requirements
Promote a positive safety culture including delivery of safety
awareness training, briefing and coaching as required
Attend related meetings, workshops and briefings with professional
internal clients and external bodies as required
Develop and Maintain the SHEQ HighQ IT Database systems
Coordinate and undertake the reporting, recording and
investigation of all accidents, incidents and near misses.
Maintenance of documentation required for accreditation of all
Essential skill set requirements:
NEBOSH National General Certificate as minimum
Technical membership of IOSH; IEMA or working towards
Experience of producing management reporting information
Experience of development of policies and procedures
Risk Assessment Trained with demonstrable experience
Ability to critically review and analyse incidents to establish
Experience of supporting Facilities Teams or projects in a built environment.
Preferred skill set requirements:
Previous experience of working within a professional services business.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills in order to
explain health, safety and environment processes to a range of
people and to give presentations to groups.
The ability to understand and analyse complex information and
present it simply and accurately.
A good working knowledge of IT packages including Microsoft Office
We offer a substantial benefits package to all employees, which
includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up to an additional 5
days), a generous pension scheme and private medical insurance through
Vitality (including "phone a GP service", discounted gym
membership and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).
All of our people are entitled to a biennial private health
assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the group life
assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme (free
telephone support and counselling service) and a cycle scheme (Save
Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).
Where possible, we want to offer
all Bevan Brittan people flexibility to work their week in a way
that suits them - we operate a hybrid working model based on the
needs of our clients, teams and that of the individual. Our core
business hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday, however we are
open to individuals working more flexibly around those times and
would welcome a conversation with you if you have any questions.
To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a core part of
Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture and embodied by
the clients we serve.
Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its local office
communities. Through regular fundraising events, support for local
initiatives and annual charity donations at Christmas, we have
established a culture of giving within the firm. In December 2021 we
donated a total of £60,000 to our four regional office charities, with
each charity receiving £15,000 to help fund their vital services.
Our current selected charity in Bristol is Great Western Air Ambulance.
We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through actions
rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily
involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after our colleagues'
wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can progress on merit,
regardless of personal circumstances or background; give something
back to the communities in which we work; and protect the environment.
Bevan Brittan is proudly a carbon neutral firm. We have achieved the
UN's Climate Neutral Now accreditation and our environmental
sustainability plan is focussed on achieving our net zero carbon target.
Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono legal work for
local charities and not-for-profit organisations. This has seen
colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (Bristol),
Moseley Road Swimming Baths (Birmingham), Yorkshire Cat Rescue
(Leeds), Great Western Credit Union (London), and several others.