Starting Salary: £36,525
About the role
We're looking for a SHEF Practitioner to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We're a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world.
The Babcock Group goal is "Everyone goes home safe every day". To achieve this we invest in the safety and health of our workforce, including employing competent SHEF (safety, health, environment & fire) resource to support us in managing our risks and driving continual SHEF improvement.
As a SHEF Practitioner you'll work to proactively drive continual H&S improvement at the SBU and wider business, implementing the Company Safety, Quality and Environmental policies. This will include but won't be limited to;- development and maitenance of the Safety Management System; review of H&S policies/processes; development and delivery of H&S reports, communications, policies/processes; Active Monitoring - scheduled/unscheduled health checks and inspections; advising operational areas regarding the practical application of safety processes.
When required you'll also assist with the investigation of accidents/incidents/cases of ill health to identify root cause and ensure corrective and preventative action; develop and deliver H&S awareness sessions, initiatives and projects and attend Project meetings in support of H&S.
What do I need to do the role?
You'll have a good standard of educationand hold, or be working towards, a NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health or equivalent; the ambition to achieve Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner status is highly desirable.
We would also like you to have the following:
- Relevant H&S experience in a hazardous industry (E.g. Construction Industry)
- Working knowledge of Dockyard operations, the Royal Navy or similar experience.
- Good analytical skills and the ability to report and present complex information.
- Confident IT user.
Lastly, you'll be an excellent communicator (both written and verbal) and have a demonstrable passion for H&S, which you'll be asked to evidence at interview.
What else do I need to know?
The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.
Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.
We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we're compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.
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Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.
Closing date: 15th October 2020