Senior SHE Advisor

Barrow-In-Furness | Engineering , Health & Safety

Role Description

The role holder will:

  • Support the development, maintenance and/or deployment of a SHE management system (including objectives, processes and assurance) that meet the requirements of BAE Systems Operational Framework and International SHE Standards (such as ISO45001 and ISO14001) and supports the achievement of organisation goals.
  • Provide competent and comprehensive SHE advice and support to Line Leaders, enabling them to effectively manage SHE within their area(s) of responsibility.
  • Lead on governance activities associated with a specialist discipline for the business and/or site(s) including (but not limited to): developing and maintaining related SHE Policy and Management Systems, Objective & Targets, Assurance, Reporting, Training and Functional Capability Development.
  • Lead on operational activities associated with a specialist discipline for the business and/or site(s), including (but not limited to): deployment and implementation of SHE Policy and Management Systems, SHE objectives and targets, provisions of competent SHE advice on risk management and control, collation and provision of SHE performance reports (such as incidents, audits, regulatory issues), investigation and reporting of incidents in accordance with regulatory and/or customer requirements, provisions of an effective interface with regulators and representatives dealing with liability issues.
  • Lead activities associated with improving SHE practice and performance within a business or site(s).
  • Where required, supervise a team(s) of SHE professionals.
  • Support the development and implementation of innovative SHE change programmes, ensuring consistency and effective improvement in SHE risk management and embedding a culture of continuous improvement and the sharing of best practices.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, influencing them to appropriately consider SHE factors during decision making.
  • Provide assurance for determining compliance with relevant legal BAE Systems Operational Framework and SHE Management System requirements within a business or site(s).
  • Deliver duties to appropriate timescales and to budget.
  • Monitor the effectiveness, and provide regular reports, on all of the above and relevant stakeholders.



The job holder is required to hold a comprehensive and contemporary technical understanding of safety, health and environmental management standards and practice, and relevant BAE Systems processes and procedures. The role holder will be an experienced SHE professional with a strong understanding of SHE requirements, internal and external best practice and able to bring their experience to articulate these to ensure effective deployment within their work area.

The role requires an in depth understanding of how to influence others to operationalise, integrate and deliver SHE processes, projects and change in a business, through having an in-depth knowledge of the business or site(s), a contemporary view of their deliverables and aims, the challenges they face, the developments which they are planning and enacting.


The role requires a strong ability to influence and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders across all levels of the business or site(s) and externally. Stakeholders include (not limited to) departmental Line Managers, Employee Representatives, Employees, Suppliers and Customers. The job holder should be able to demonstrate integrity, credibility and maturity to gain the confidence and respect of others.

Due to the nature of the work environment, the job holder is required to have the ability to solve problems in a dynamic way. The role requires analytical thought to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations, demonstration of sound commercial awareness during decision making and the ability to apply skills and knowledge to a range of problems and issues, drawing upon experience.


The role holder is required to hold one or more of the following QCF/NQF Level 5 (or higher) SHE qualifications: NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety; Level 5 NVQ in Occupational Safety in Health Practice; Level 6 NCRQ Diploma in Applied Health and Safety; NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management; Safety, Health and/or Environmental Honours Degree (Bachelors or Higher); or an equivalent qualification in Safety, Health and/or Environmental subject.

Typically holds a minimum of five years post-qualification experience in applying SHE knowledge and processes in work-related situations.

In addition to the above, relevant qualifications for the specialist discipline must be held. For example: Lead Auditor (Assurance); BOHS Certificate in Operational Competence (Occupational Hygiene); IEMA / NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management (Environment); Training qualifications (Trainer); NEBOSH Certificate in Fire & Safety & Risk Management (Fire); NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Health & Safety (Construction).

Membership of a recognised professional institution for the specialist area is required. For example: British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA). Chartered membership of the appropriate professional institution is desirable.

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