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Health and Safety Adviser

Job Introduction

We currently have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Health and Safety Adviser to join us, to drive continual improvements in Health and Safety compliance in accordance with current internal and legislative standards.

Main Responsibility

  • Continuously develop and refine the ongoing UK/Ireland strategy for Health and Safety, through the evaluation of statistical data and knowledge of corporate, industry and wider external trends and developments.
  • Advise and actively support the site teams in all legislative H&S matters.
  • Support the development of H&S strategies through the proactive evaluation of statistical data, knowledge of current and forthcoming legislative requirements and business specific objectives.
  • Provide statistical reporting of H&S performance metrics to the site and relevant business leaders, identifying any trends and proposed corrective actions.
  • Identify and assess business risks and propose effective processes and controls to manage those risks to an acceptable level.
  • Manage COMAH compliance and demonstrate a practical understanding of process safety matters.
  • Control site works from a H&S perspective ensuring adherence to internal procedures at all times including (but not limited to) Permit to Work, Control of Contractors, Risk Assessment, Emergency Response, Management of Change, Incident Investigation, delivery of Projects/CDM etc.
  • Provide occupational health surveillance support based on defined risk matrix.
  • Deliver H&S training (regulatory/awareness) as defined in the Competency Framework.
  • Drive continual improvement within the Health & Safety Framework/Integrated Management System.
  • Co- ordinate the work of external regulators, auditors and/or third-party consultants governing effective and timely closure of any actions.
  • Agree H&S -related actions locally and with business leaders as appropriate and support/govern effective and timely closure.
  • Follow and comply with all WGW processes, standards, and guidelines in the performance of your role, reporting any non-conformances in a timely manner.
  • Contribute and participate in the Team Performance System through engaging in team meetings and taking an active part in problem solving activities.
  • Work collaboratively with peers and colleagues and apply learnings from identified training and development activities required to perform in role.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Qualification in Occupational Health and Safety or a related discipline
  • Experience of working in an industrial/manufacturing environment with demonstrable knowledge of health and safety aspects
  • Track record of awareness of relevant legislation e.g. COMAH, DSEAR
  • Investigation of accidents, incidents, near misses, dangerous occurrences and the reporting and recommendation of corrective actions to address findings
  • Demonstrate successful use of data analysis techniques within a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge and experience of ISO 9001 and 45001 standards
  • Computer Literacy – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Q-Pulse

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at

William Grant & Sons


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