Vistry Group brings together the energy and talents of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships (formerly Galliford Try Partnerships).
With developments from Northumberland to Cornwall and Cheshire to Norfolk, Vistry Group will be delivering around 12,000 homes a year across the country, this makes us one of the top five housebuilders in the UK.
We are a real powerhouse of a business with a focus on delivering for our people, our customers, our clients, our contractors and our shareholders.
In a Nutshell:
As our Safety, Health & Environment Advisor you will support Vistry Group in the safe planning, delivery and review of a variety complex projects across all areas of the construction and maintenance industry whilst ensuring compliance with the Vistry Group Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Policies, Standards and legislation.
The role will cover Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire.
What we would like from you:
Key Responsibilities –
Identify the roles and responsibilities of Vistry Group in respect of the CDM Regulations for each project and agree a course of action with the Business Manager and Site Manager to satisfy these requirements.
Facilitate the implementation of policies and procedures within business units to help reduce risk and support a positive SHE culture.
Proactively drive and promote the Vistry Group's behavioural approach through site visits, management meetings and forums.
Support the successful implementation of the Group's ActivSHEQ database through promotion and of the system at site level and input of data required by an SHE Advisor in accordance with company guidance and timescales.
Support SHE line management in the implementation of all Group SHE Standards and report any issues arising on site or within business units which may have an impact on SHE compliance and/or SHE resource requirements.
Actively support the business units as an Advisor in regular SHE Management Reviews, to assess and improve performance. Support the business in planning reviewing and achieving SHE objectives.
Support the business in measuring and monitoring performance against the Group and Divisional Sustainability Route Maps.
Maintain a dynamic and driven approach to promoting and supporting SHE across the Group.
Promote Vistry Group as a business which effectively manages SHE, through communications with relevant external professionals, e.g. legislative authorities and industry associations, forums, etc.
Provide specialist support through advice and guidance for the completion of pre-qualification and tender documentation.
Assist site management in preparing the construction SHE Plans prior to a project commencing and review them at each monthly safety, health and environmental review to plan for future activities.
Carry out a formal SHE reviews on all sites, on a monthly basis as a minimum, to ensure compliance with the Vistry Group SHE Policies, Standards and legislation. Ensure that all reviews are thorough, factually based, independent and show a truthful reflection of site conditions and compliance with Vistry Group Standards. All formal reviews must include a review of forward planning for up and coming works for at least, but not limited, to four weeks. Where practicable, carry out informal interim site visits to offer support, advice and guidance to site teams once minimal review requirements have been met (this will include cross over visits to other sites and/or other regions as directed by the Regional SHE Manager)
Where working practices pose a significant risk to safety, health or the environment, ensure that the unsafe operation is stopped, that site and business unit management are informed immediately and provide the appropriate support, advice and assistance in identifying and implementing the necessary remedial actions.
Provide suitable safety, health and environmental information to the business in the form of staff briefings, annual update forums, workshops, presentations, etc. and support and participate in any company induction programmes, as appropriate.
Assist in the collation of SHE information for monthly reports and input the relevant information into the Vistry Group database.
Identify areas/operations that require specific safety, health and/or environmental instructions and organise and undertake this instruction on site, as required.
Provide information in the form of instructions, Best Practice Guidance, Codes of Practice, Information Sheets etc., and ensure site teams are provided with Group communications on safe working practices and alerts.
Ensure induction instructions are reviewed every month for relevance to current operations and ensure they are effectively carried out on each project.
Assist project teams in the review of high-risk contractors' method statements, provide any assistance required in assessing other method statements and monitor the implementation of the same on site.
Assist business units in the performance management of subcontractors.
Ensure, by instructions, advice, information and training, that projects are being carried out to meet Vistry Group SHE standards.
Ensure that the Site Manager is advised if the project is not achieving Vistry Group SHE standards and further advise the Operations Director, Business Unit Managing Director, Regional Environmental Advisor, Group Environmental Manager and Group SHE Director, as appropriate.
Communicate effectively with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regarding the Health and Safety Policy and all relevant inspections, accidents and incidents. Ensure that relevant accidents and dangerous occurrences are reported promptly to the Business Unit Directors, Group SHE Director and the HSE as required.
Promptly investigate all safety, health and environmental accidents/incidents as required by legislation and best practice, in accordance with company guidance and timescales. Make known and discuss any significant findings/recommendations throughout Vistry Group.
Assist business units in closing out all incident investigations promptly and completely. Ensure all investigation recommendations are implemented.
Liaise with Business Unit Managers on a project's safety, health and environmental standards.
Provide feedback on the effectiveness of Group SHE Management Systems and any improvements necessary.Competencies –
Minimum of NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent
Experience in the construction industry
Experience in a SHE role
Member of a Professional Body, progressing to Chartered statusDesirable –
Experience in housebuilding
The Good Stuff:
Vistry Group is a fast paced and exciting place to work. We offer our employees multiple opportunities to learn, develop and nurture successful careers with us.
Some of our key benefits include…
Competitive salary and package
28 days holiday plus the option to buy or sell up to 5 days
Company Contributory Pension Scheme
Company car, car allowance or travel allowance (role and geographic dependant)
Support with a professional membershipInclusion and diversity are paramount to us here at Vistry Group – we firmly believe that this culture nurtures stronger performances across the wider business. All of our applicants and employees are treated fairly and respectfully, regardless of any protected characteristic/s. If you require assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during your application process with us, then please do not hesitate to contact us – we will always be happy to help