SHE Assurance Specialist - Distribution

  • Job Reference: 524934
  • Date Posted: 14 October 2020
  • Employer: SSE PLC
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £38,600 to £58,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: annual bonus, company car
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Location: South of England based at either Reading, Havant, Portsmouth or Oxford

Salary: £38,600 - £58,000 depending on skills and experience + Bonus + Car

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours | Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

At SSEN, Safety is our number one value. We live by our licence "if it's not safe we don't do it." We focus on ensuring that we have no life-changing injuries or serious environmental incidents, and that our people are healthy and happy at work. Our SHE function helps our teams across SSEN to deliver this and ensure everyone gets home safe at the end of each working day.

What is the Role?

You'll play a critical role, in the provision of risk-based SHE governance processes to ensure SSEN is made aware of the level of compliance with SHE duties imposed by statute and Group standards. You'll be responsible for delivering professional, closed-loop SHE assurance arrangements across the Networks business including implementation of the agreed business SHE compliance programs and providing support for Group SHE Assurance programs.

You'll provide governance over the development and maintenance of documentation across all elements of the Networks SHE Management System; ensuring that it's robust, fit for purpose and assured and aligned with associated assurance arrangements.

Actively contributing to an inclusive, effective and safe working environment, you'll establish and monitor regular maintenance of technical SHE and regulatory compliance programmes and reporting systems.

You'll both lead and implement the management strategy for the development of the SHE Assurance arrangements and ensure that the associated approved procedures and guidance are effective, accurate, complete, consistent, unambiguous, well structured and concise.

What do I need?

Well versed on qualitative and quantitative risk assessment techniques, you'll have a detailed knowledge and understanding of UK legislation and the Electricity Networks market place through significant experience within a similar role in the Electricity Networks business. Additionally, you'll have demonstrable experience of the application of ALARP in relation to occupational safety matters and the management of business risk.

A member of IOSH (or equivalent organisation), you'll also hold a Lead Auditor qualification/or have extensive experience gained within an electricity Networks business incorporating best practice into SHE audit processes. You'll be educated to degree level in Occupational Safety (e.g. NEBOSH Diploma) or, as a minimum, be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge through significant experience within a similar role.

You should be an excellent communicator with a natural ability for building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Able to use a wide range of techniques to influence change at all levels of the organisation you'll also possess a well-structured, systematic approach with the ability to identify and analyse complex technical issues and understand risks in order to implement appropriate solutions.

Due to the level of mobility required in this role a full UK driving licence is essential. With responsibilities for the whole Networks business the role requires a significant amount of travel for customer and stakeholder engagements as well as attendance at company and industry meetings. A full, current UK Drivers licence is therefore required.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.