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Health, Safety and Quality Advisor (HSQ)

Hybrid role, United Kingdom
Circa £35,000 + Excellent benefits package
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Food Safety, Health and Safety
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you passionate about creating a safer workplace and improving safety standards across diverse environments? At Sodexo, we're looking for a dedicated HSQ Advisor (12m FTC) to play a pivotal role under the esteemed guidance of the Regional Head of Health, Safety, and Food Safety UK&I. This dynamic position offers the flexibility of a Hybrid arrangement and engages with multi-disciplinary challenges across the UK and Ireland.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to significantly influence our safety protocols and standards. By developing and refining health and safety and food safety procedures, you will help ensure compliance with statutory requirements and support our operational teams in achieving excellence. Whether it's through crafting training materials, conducting trend analyses, or supporting the development of innovative safety initiatives, your work will directly contribute to enhancing the well-being of both our staff and clients.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about safety and eager to drive change. This role is an excellent chance for career development in the health and safety and food safety sectors. Ideal candidates will be keen to start or transition their career into food safety or health and safety in the private industry, bringing a proactive attitude and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

If you're ready to step into a role where your efforts will foster a culture of safety and compliance, while also driving strategic improvements across regions, we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll do:

  • Act as a point of contact on Health and Safety and Food Safety: respond to operational queries; contribute to tenders.
  • Support the Regional Head of Health, Safety and Food Safety to deliver the UK&I Regional HSE improvement plan, and relevant activities.
  • Develop regionally compliant Health Safety management procedures and guidance materials to support the operational business comply with Health and Safety requirements imposed by statute or policy. Where applicable, obtain Assured Advice from Sodexo’s Primary Authority.
  • Ensure all HSE processes are held on the DMS and maintained in line with current legislative requirements and internal quality control processes. 

  For a full list of responsibilities please view the attached job description

What you bring:

  • Certificate-level qualification that provides an excellent foundation in health and safety or food safety people starting out on a career in health and safety. Or food safety eg NEBOSH General Certificate or  Food Safety Level 3
  • Desire to working towards being a Member of  IOSH or the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) or equivalent.
  • Maintain core competencies through continual professional development (e.g. via IOSH or similar professional membership body)
  • Analytical thinking and decision-making skills; able to analyse complex situations by looking at multiple causes and effects
  • A methodical and analytical approach to dealing with issues, the ability to identify problems and develop strategies to address them.
  • Ability to communicate with a range of levels of management in an organisation & good presentation skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage multiple tasks and assess priority effectively
  • Ability to perform with minimal supervision.
  • Full UK and Ireland driving Licence; Fully mobile to travel across  the UK and Ireland Region
  • Ideally previous work experience or placement in similar environment

What we offer: 

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we offer:

  • Flexible and dynamic work environment
  • Competitive compensation
  • Access to ongoing training and development programs
  • Countless opportunities to grow within the company

For more information on all the great benefits Sodexo offer to support you and your loved ones, check out the attached Benefits Guide at the bottom of this advert!  


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