Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

Job Posted: 1st June 2022

Job Title:        Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Scottish Leather Group

Reports to:     Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Scottish Leather Group

Location:        Bridge of Weir, Scotland

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Role Purpose

The  Health,  Safety and  Wellbeing  Advisor will use their skills and knowledge to promote a positive health and safety culture within the workplace. The role requires the post holder to ensure workers comply with safety policies and practices and health and safety legislation. The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor will assist the Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing in driving a culture that never compromises on the health and safety of employees, contractors, customers and partners by ensuring the  workforce is  fully  engaged in understanding their responsibilities and empowered to take action
when required.

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor will also assist the Health, Safety and Wellbeing team to continue to develop, build and execute proactive and sustainable hazard risk management systems, in line with business objectives, in order to monitor safety, health and wellbeing with the ultimate aim of hazard control, zero injuries and autonomous safety.  The role will require working closely with line managers and employees at all levels within the organisation.

Key Accountabilities

  • Carry out all duties with full regard to the policies and procedures issued by the Scottish Leather Group
  • Carry out worker and contractor inductions to ensure they are aware of the hazards on site and the controls in place to keep them safe and maintain records of inductions.
  • Carry out risk assessments and ensure that all significant hazards have been identified and control measures are in place to mitigate risks identified.
  • Carry out weekly Health and Safety Inspections to ensure the workplace is safe and that safety checks are being completed and hazards reported
  • Issues raised should be highlighted and corrective or preventative actions put in place
  • Take action including internal enforcement up to and including stopping and prohibiting works where the situation demands
  • Give advice and deal with general health and safety enquiries and investigate concerns raised by employees, safety representatives and members of the public, where appropriate, and act accordingly
  • Apply specialist knowledge of high-risk activities undertaken by Group workers, for example, the Engineering Department, and advise on appropriateness of health and safety arrangements
  • Liaise with external agencies, service providers (e.g. Occupational Health) and Human Resources to contribute to the management of sickness absence and employee occupational health and wellbeing initiatives across the Group
  • Monitor the working practices of Group workers and contractors regarding health, safety, welfare and wellbeing and any non-conformances identified are reported to the process owner
  • Contribute to policy development and review
  • Prepare and update health, safety and wellbeing policies, health and safety standards, guidance and assist Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders with risk assessments, method statements and other appropriate documentation
  • Carry out investigation and reporting of accidents and dangerous occurrences involving Group workers/contractors and report to, as required under relevant legislation, the Health and Safety Executive and the Group Management Team
  • Collate and maintain health and safety records and statistics as required by legislation and issue details to managers in order to analyse accident and incident trends and advise on the prevention of recurrences
  • Undertake monitoring of corrective action plans arising from internal and external audits and providing reports to the Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • Organise health, safety and wellbeing committee meetings and collate and distribute the minutes to the workforce
  • Develop and implement initiatives to promote the health, safety and wellbeing for Group workers
  • Deliver health and safety training courses to stakeholders as detailed by the department head
  • Administrate the Group T-Card Hazard Reporting System to ensure that hazards reported are made safe and rectified quickly
  • Liaise with contractors and ensure the Contractor Approved List (CAL) and ensure that all documentation, such as method statements, risk assessments and insurance are in place and are recorded in the CAL

Experience Desired

  • As a minimum, fulfil the requirements for TechIOSH or GradIOSH
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent
  • In depth knowledge of health and safety legislation and practice
  • A clear understanding of how legislation and procedures should be implemented within a complex work environment
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workloads and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise briefings and reports
  • Knowledge of relevant current, draft and proposed legislation relating to occupational health and safety as it applies to a diverse organisation
  • Literacy and numeracy skills including computer literacy in MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively at all levels in person and in writing
  • Experience of carrying out and evaluating operational workplace risk assessments

Key Competencies Required

Develop Yourself

  • Invests in personal development
  • Is self-aware, authentic
  • Is open to feedback

Drive for Results

  • Delivers against targets in a way which is fast, agile and in line with our Company values

Attention to Detail

  • Your work is complete and accurate


  • Doing it before being asked


  • Clear, concise, consistent and relevant for individual situations and understands, manages, and clarifies expectations
  • Engages with key stakeholders prior to an important presentation/meeting to enlist their support

Influencing and Persuading

  • Gaining support and convincing others


  • Actively develop and maintain beneficial relationships and contribute towards a common goal


  • Asking the right questions to clarify a situation

Problem Solving

  • Recognises where problems may arise and suggests preventative measures

Thinking Ahead

  • Anticipating what might happen


  • Willingness to modify your preferred way of doing things Personal Credibility
  • Concern that others take you seriously

Self Confidence

  • Belief in your own ability Customer Service
  • Concern for internal and external customers

Key Relationships

  • Directors
  • Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • Production Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Contractors/Workers/Employees/Staff

How to Apply

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to

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