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Health and Safety Advisor

Salary: DOE

An opportunity has arisen for a Health and Safety Advisor to join our employee-owned team at Coastal Recycling.

Coastal operates recycling sites around Devon. There are circa 150 staff, the majority of which are involved in operations, working around plant, equipment and lorries. The post requires working with managers, supervisors, and wider teams to ensure effective compliance with both legislation and the company’s Health and Safety management system.

The purpose of this role is to ensure the Company meets its obligations under Health and Safety law and is fully compliant with all relevant regulations by developing, implementing, maintaining and reviewing a robust Health and Safety management system, policies and procedures, and providing expert advice on all aspects of Health and Safety.

The primary focus of the post is Health and Safety, although as a member of a small team, you will also be required to support the Environmental and Quality objectives of the Company Management System and assist other members of the team to be able to meet their objectives.

Your responsibilities will include:

Proactively and continually assess the operations of the Group from a health and safety perspective, recommending appropriate systems of risk management and elimination.

Attend regular SHEQ meetings for all business areas taking a lead on all health and safety matters

Ensure the Group complies with its legal obligations with regards to health and safety, advising the directors, SMT and managers of their obligations, as well as monitoring compliance.

Report on Group health and safety obligations, including accidents, incidents, near misses and improvement opportunities.

Complete regular site health and safety inspections of facilities, providing reports to relevant managers.

The primary focus of the post is health and safety, although as a member of a small team, you will also be required to support the environmental and quality objectives of the company management system and assist other members of the team to be able to meet their objectives.

Job Role

  • - Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week
  • - Salary: Dependant on experience
  • - Full time, permanent role
  • - Location: Exeter EX2

Ideal Qualities:

  • - NEBOSH general certificate in health & safety (required)
  • - ISO 45001 or similar recognised standard certification (required)
  • - Minimum 2 years’ experience as a health and safety practitioner.
  • - Experience of management systems and achieving third party certification to a recognised standard such as ISO 45001
  • - Experience of dealing with external enforcing bodies such as HSE, Environmental Health, Local Authorities.


  • - An attractive and competitive salary
  • - Tax-free Profit share bonuses as an Employee Owned business - dependent on the profitability of the Group in any given financial period
  • - 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 2 years and 30 days after 5 years service
  • - Staff events
  • - Birthday voucher
  • - Cycle to work scheme
  • - Onsite parking
  • - Free Employee assistance programme
  • - Company car
  • - On-site parking
  • - Bonus scheme
  • - £500 if you refer a friend to work with us too
  • - Coastal branded clothing provided
  • - Vouchers for recognition for going above and beyond
  • - £50 Birthday Voucher, £100 on special birthdays
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