Health and Safety Consultant

Posted 12 November by Assurity Consulting Ltd

Are you currently an in-house or regional Health and Safety Officer, Manager or Advisor looking for a new or different direction in your career?

Health and Safety Consultant, salary up to £35,000 + car + commission

The role

Based in Horsham, West Sussex for over 30 years, Assurity Consulting is an independent health, safety and environmental consultancy. We are looking for a qualified and experienced health and safety practitioner to join our team and work with our customer base of world-renowned organisations.

The role gives you the ability to use your health and safety experience and knowledge, such as fire safety management and/or health and safety auditing - ISO 45001 in an advisory capacity, and the time to build rapport with our customers. You will have the opportunity to have a 'Sussex' based lifestyle and the freedom to travel throughout the UK. You will also have flexibility in the role, with your time, and be in control of planning your working schedule too.

The employment package includes several other benefits, such as private healthcare, a pension scheme, profit share, a fully expensed company car and a laptop/mobile phone. The role supports your personal development furthering your technical skills, knowledge and qualifications, and could also lead into people management and/or large contract management.

As a Health and Safety Consultant you will service, deliver and sell our strategic health and safety solutions to our customers. Alongside this you will maintain and develop relationships with customers and prospects and actively pursue new business. To fulfil the role, you will split your time across three areas, technical aptitude, account management and business development/sales.

Experience and personal attributes required

You will have the experience of working within a health and safety role and the ability to apply the requirements of UK health and safety legislation and regulations in a pragmatic and practical way using your knowledge and experience. If you have worked within a customer centric environment - that would be a bonus too. You will need to:

  • Use your natural enthusiasm and talk positively when facing new challenges and meeting new people;
  • Be able to empathise with our customers, appreciating our customer's expertise and experience and where you can provide solutions and advice to help them;
  • Have the ability to work in collaboration with your colleagues who have differing levels of experience and knowledge and to be willing to learn and constructively share experiences with them; and
  • Have experience in presenting information to groups of people concisely and have experience in 'selling’ ideas and concepts to other people.

Education, qualification and skills

  • You will need to be qualified to a minimum of a NEBOSH Health and Safety General Certificate or equivalent.
  • A degree or an equivalent level 5 or 6 qualification is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience fire safety management and/or health and safety auditing - ISO 45001, would be beneficial but not essential.
  • A proven ability to undertake self-directed learning.
  • A good level of verbal and written communication as the role requires writing reports in plain English.
  • The innate ability to be able to build rapport with people and sell our ideas and concepts and enlist our services in order to make their workplace safer.
  • The ability to understand concepts and be able to relate them to different circumstances and explain them to others clearly and concisely.
  • Resilience and flexibility.
  • Good interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and self-motivation.
  • The ability to effectively manage your time and organise and prioritise work.

Considerations

The role will include travel on a frequent basis, so you will ideally live within a 60-minute drive of Horsham, West Sussex and you must hold a full UK driving licence. Flexibility in working hours is essential as there will be occasions where you will need to stay in hotels expensed by the company due to travelling around the UK.

Required skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Consulting
  • Service Delivery
  • Time Management
  • Solution Selling

Application questions

Do you hold a full clean UK driving licence?
Do you want a career that involves sales, technical inspection work and account management?
Do you live within a maximum of 60 minutes drive of Horsham, West Sussex?
Do you want a role where 3 days per week will be spent out of the office visiting customers?
Are you qualified to a minimum of a NEBOSH Health and Safety General Certificate or equivalent?

Reference: 40972310

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