Posted time June 26, 2024 Location Portsmouth Job type Full Time/PAYE

Job Role: Health and Safety Advisor
Job Type: Permanent 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Salary:£36,000-£44,000 per annum
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Location: Portsmouth  

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Hythe Engineering for a Health and Safety Advisor to join our dynamic team during a period of significant growth. Hythe Engineering, operating within the marine engineering sector, is situated in Portsmouth Naval Base. This newly created role will play a crucial part in supporting the Facilities Function. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Conducting new risk assessments for processes and review and update existing ones. 
  • To provide expert, professional health and safety advice, guidance, and support to all interested parties. 
  • Assist in accident investigation processes. 
  • To support the company in ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation. 
  • Work in collaboration with operational departments to ensure all activities have been adequately risk assessed, with safe systems of work been agreed, communicated, and understood. 
  • Support operational departments in ensuring COSHH compliance including the maintenance of the company COSHH register. 
  • Assist with and/or complete regular formal safety inspections and internal ISO audits as required across all locations and operations. 
  • Manage and maintain relevant documentation including audit reports, accident reports, etc. 
  • Deliver workplace Toolbox Talks 

Skills and Experience: 

  • 4-10 years in a similar role, such as Health and Safety Advisor, H&S Officer or HSE Officer 
  • A good understanding of COSHH and GHS 
  • Strong communicator and the ability to positively influence others. 
  • Previous experience of working in a welding manufacturing or warehouse environment 
  • Solid experience conducting and reviewing risk assessments. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, comfortable with training, conflict management and approaching challenging situations. 
  • NEBOSH General Certificate as a minimum.  
  • Computer literacy is essential, with good knowledge of Microsoft office packages. 
  • A self-starter, proactive, prepared to take the initiative and work without direct supervision. 
  • Passionate about building trust, working as part of a team, and driving results. 


  • Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK ( For our early careers roles, you must be able to achieve BPSS and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance. 


  • Employer pension contributions 
  • Holiday entitlement plus bank holidays 
  • Company sick pay 
Ready to submit your application? 

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