SHE Advisor

Role Description

The role will support the development and/or implementation of the Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) policy, systems and objectives for a business area or site(s).

The role will be responsible for providing competent SHE advice, systems and assurance for a business area or site(s), enabling them to successfully manage SHE and to achieve company strategic goals.

Core Duties

  • 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 organisational goals.
  • Provide competent and comprehensive SHE advice and support to Line Leaders within a business area or site(s), enabling them to effectively manage SHE within their area(s) of responsibility.
  • Support activities associated with improving SHE practice and performance within a business area or site(s) , including (but not limited to): deployment and implementation of SHE Policy and Management Systems, SHE objectives and targets, provision of competent SHE advice on risk management and control, collation and provision of SHE performance reports (such as injuries, audits, regulatory issues), investigation and reporting of incidents in accordance with regulatory and/or customer requirements, provision of an effective interface with representatives dealing with liability issues.
  • 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 to relevant stakeholders.


Individuals will be required to have the skills and competencies outlined in the competency framework descriptors which can be found on the Developing You intranet site which can be found here. In summary role will require the following competencies to be successful:


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 hold an in-depth understanding of SHE requirements, internal and external best practice and able to use their knowledge to articulate these in order to ensure effective deployment within their work area.

The role requires an in-depth understanding of how to influence others in order to operationalise, integrate and deliver SHE processes, projects and change in a business, through having an good 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 for 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.

The role also requires effective communication skills able to negotiate internally and externally across a range of levels and with high-level sensitivity.


The role holder is required to hold one or more of the following QCF/NQF Level 3 (or higher) SHE qualifications: NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety; Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Safety and Health Practice; IEMA or NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management; or an equivalent qualification in Safety, Health and/or Environmental subject.

The role holder must also be willing to, or is currently working towards, 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 and Health Practice; Level 6 NCRQ Diploma in Applied Health and Safety; IEMA or NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management; Safety, Health and/or Environmental Honours Degree (Bachelors or Higher); Equivalent qualification in Safety, Health and/or Environmental subject.

Typically holds more than three years' experience in applying SHE knowledge and processes in work-related situations.

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