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12 Aug 2020

Full-Time DE&S Health and Safety Advisor

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Beith, Scotland, United Kingdom

Job Description


£24,650 – £29,000

per annum (plus benefits). Internal candidates/existing Civil Servants should refer to the Further Information leaflet for salary details.

Job description

As a Health and Safety (H&S) professional, you will be required to act on behalf of the Head of Establishment (HoE) as OHSE Advisor at Defence Munitions (DM) Beith, North Ayrshire KA15 1JT

The workforce at DM Beith is engaged in a wide range of tasks relating to explosive storage and the processing of ammunition; an understanding of working in this type of environment would be an advantage.

Responsibility to manage the Duty Officer roster.


To succeed in this assignment, you will need to:

• Support the delivery of OHSE effective management to support activity to ensure that the HoE meets his statutory compliance commitments whilst championing continuous improvement.
• Promote a single way of working to underpin the cohesive and coherent delivery of H&S management across the site.
• Ensure effective and compliant processes and procedures are integrated in daily business.
• Embed good behaviours and initiate activity to enhance the culture across all areas of health, safety and environmental protection.
• Conduct checks, support assurance reviews and deliver monitoring guidance.
• Deliver continuous improvement against corporate performance indicators.

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
• A relevant H&S qualification, such as a NEBOSH General Certificate (or equivalent)
• Relevant experience in a similar complex working environment

In addition to key OHSE management principles, a demonstrable competency in the following areas:desirable criteria:
• Transport Management
• Major Incident Planning
• Fire Safety
• Explosive Safety

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
• Risk Assessment
• OHSEP Fundamentals

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
• Communicating and influencing
• Working together

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here or by using ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

Corporate Services Group (CSG) is pivotal in enabling effective business operations. We are a professional body of people who undertake a diverse range of challenging activities which are integral to Defence procurement and support. CSG are represented in every area of the organisation enabling the successes of DE&S.


Please find ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ attached or click here

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Simply click on the apply button to create an account and upload your CV which clearly demonstrates the following areas (which you will be assessed against):
• Key Achievements
• Relevant Experience
• Applied Knowledge and Skills

For additional guidance on writing a CV for DE&S, please click here

Firstly we’ll check that you meet the essential criteria that are listed for the role. If you do, we’ll then carry out a more detailed review of your CV to see if your qualifications and experience are a good match for the role(s).

If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an interview so you can meet us, discuss your Key Achievements, Relevant Experience and Applied knowledge & Skills. In addition to the above, you’ll also be assessed against a technical competence and the listed behaviours, aligned to ourDE&S Behaviours which can be found attached at the bottom of the page.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Beith, DE&S, Defence Munitions, and Heath and Safety Advisor. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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