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Health and Safety Advisor

Job Introduction

Health and Safety Advisor

Salary £35,000 to £40,000


FT – 35 hours per week

Hybrid – Home and Hub*

Closing date 20th June 2024

Saga has a unique opportunity to work across health and safety to manage risk, improve colleague well-being and enhance organisational resilience. We are a complex organisation offering an array of products to our customers. From Insurance, Financial Services, Cruise, Travel and Magazine. Our colleagues’ well-being is a critical part of the Saga strategy!

In this role, you will focus on the building, operation and development of the Health and Safety capability within our group function. The new Health and Safety Advisor will be reporting directly to the Head of Organisational Resilience, enabling Saga to meet its legal obligations in relation to health, safety, and environment (HSE) and facilitate the reduction of health and safety risk within the business. 

You will have the unique opportunity, to be a key part of shaping our wellbeing strategy going forward.

If you are passionate about Health and Safety and are excited to have great exposure in bringing and gaining a wide range of experience, building new processes and procedures, creating efficiencies and embedding new reports, systems and partnership arrangements throughout the business, then apply now!

** Remote/home with a hybrid approach, you will be required to attend some team days and business meetings in our Saga hubs located in London Kings Cross, Crawley, Ashford, or Sandwich. You will need to be within a reasonable commuting distance to undertake this role.

Role Responsibility

Joining us as a Health and Safety Advisor you will be accountable for the following areas:

  • Providing advice, guidance, and support on all aspects of health, safety, and wellbeing, supporting the development of policy, procedures in accordance with the HSE legislation, regulations, and standards.
  • Advising on the implementation of risk assessments and risk control measures.
  • Supporting in the development and delivery of training and education programmes to enhance the awareness and ensure competence of directors, managers, colleagues, contractors etc.
  • Promoting a positive and proactive health and safety culture throughout the organisation, raising awareness of issues, and leading by example to encourage colleague engagement and commitment to our values.
  • Coordinating health and safety inquiries within the organisation, adopting a proactive stance in resolving issues and concerns.
  • Supporting the investigation of incidents, accidents and health and safety breaches, analysing root causes, collating data, and recommending preventative measures.
  • Staying informed about changes in health and safety legislation, monitoring and researching industry best practices, ensuring continual improvement.
  • Supporting in developing and maintaining key strategic working relationships, while advising on the development and delivery of programmes and processes that influence decision-makers and minimise risks. 
  • Collaboration and consultation across the business to continually improve the occupational physical and mental health of colleagues, implementing preventative and reactive controls where appropriate.
  • Analysing HSE performance data and management information supports the development of timely, concise, and targeted reports to the Board.
  • Support key programs and projects in relation to HSE, adding value, continuously improving standards, and adequately controlling risk, while focusing on business needs to find optimum and pragmatic solutions.
  • Providing an independent and competent HSE capability for Saga to ensure that all key partners meet good practice and legal requirements as part of good corporate governance.
  • Providing advice and due diligence in relation to HSE, as required.
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders to monitor the status of compliance, identifying risks and issues.
  • Representing Saga, as and when required, at selected meetings involving key stakeholders.
  • Advising in the management and response to health and safety breaches, incidents, and emergencies.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective safety management systems and undertake risk assessments.
  • Undertake Incident investigations, including root cause analysis.
  • Ability to balance attention to detail while understanding broader context and perspective.
  • Deliver safety and awareness training.
  • Pragmatic problem-solver.
  • Prioritise workload, ability to manage priorities and conflicting demands.
  • Strong communicator and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proactive and results-driven mindset with a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Team player who works collaboratively with others to reach a common goal

Our Saga Values:

  • Precision Pace - Always owning and making things happen. 
  • Empathy – Always aware of others. 
  • Curiosity – Always asking why.
  • Collaboration – Always one team, the Saga team!

Package Description

Every day our colleagues deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. We believe exceptional work deserves even more exceptional rewards, that's why we have put together an amazing benefits package for all colleagues. 

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Option to purchase additional leave up to 5 extra days
  • Pension scheme matched up to 10%
  • Life assurance policy on joining us
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Colleague discounts including family discounts on cruises and holidays!
  • Range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups, and entertainment companies
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Grandparents leave
  • Company performance-related annual bonus - Up to 5%
  • Income protection
  • Access to Saga Academy, our bespoke learning platform

About the Company

Over the past 70 years we have become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic, recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and the Saga Magazine.

At Saga we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement. We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better.

Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50 as we are champions of age inclusivity. We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required. For more information on our DEI policies please visit our Saga Careers page.

Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the Talent Acquisition Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga will not be responsible for any fees related to CVs received in this unsolicited manner.


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