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Title:  Snr Health and Safety Business Advisor


Worcester, West Midlands, GB, WR1 3ZQ

Department:  Health and Safety Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  46632

Sanctuary Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and community services. With around 13,000 employees, we maintain a culture where diversity is valued and talent is nurtured and rewarded.



Senior Health and Safety Business Advisor (Care and Supported Living)




£46,760 per annum (rising to £49,221 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance) – Company car or car allowance


35 hours per week



Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary Group employs more than 13,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service. 


The Senior Health and Safety Business Advisor will join an established team of Health and Safety and Fire Safety practitioners within the Health and Safety function in Corporate Services. You will be engaging with staff and managers within the Care and Supported Living business areas in order to support the delivery of care services. This is an exciting opportunity to provide Health and Safety advice for our staff across our Care and Supported Living areas of the business, working alongside our training team and fire technicians.


The role of Senior Health and Safety Business Advisor will include:

  • Delivering audits and inspections of Care Homes and Supported Living schemes and handling the associated processes, paperwork and reporting functions
  • Managing a team of Health and Safety Advisors, providing guidance and support, handling regular 1-to-1’s and promoting the development of staff
  • Attending management team meetings and providing data and relevant updates
  • Planning and arranging projects on targeted safety improvements and implementing and supporting improvements
  • Managing the maintenance required to retain ISO certification for health and safety in multiple business areas


Skills and experiences:

  • Proven experience in a similar health and safety role within a relevant care or supported living setting
  • Level 3 or above qualification in health and safety and a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
  • Excellent working knowledge of the health and safety issues relevant to a care and supported living setting
  • Ability to demonstrate the capability of managing a team to deliver a programme of activities
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications
  • This role will involve driving on company business. In order to drive a company vehicle, drivers must hold a full valid UK driving licence


Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme, with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • 25 days leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Health & well-being plans
  • Discounted products & services
  • Personal advice and counselling
  • Family-friendly arrangements
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities


To view the job profile please click here


Closing Date: 22 July 2019


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’

Building Equality and Diversity
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
A basic Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Group is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

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