Health and Safety Adviser

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to invite applications for the post of Health and Safety Adviser based at Scottish Fire and Rescue Headquarters, Cambuslang, on a permanent basis.   This is a full-time opportunity, working 35 hours per week.

This is a full time post however applications from individuals seeking to work on a part time, job share, or flexible working basis would be considered.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team of health and safety professionals to provide support to the Senior Health & Safety Adviser in ensuring the delivery of an efficient and effective Health & Safety Service to fulfil our SFRS strategic aims and goals to enhance employee and public safety.      

In addition, there will be a responsibility to liaise with Management and appointed officers to support the progression of the Health and Safety Improvement Plans through the provision of professional safety advice that is compliant with Health and Safety legislation, best practice and Fire and Rescue Service Delivery requirements.

Further to this, there will be a requirement to research and analyse a range of Health and Safety information, identify areas of concern through trend analysis, and prepare and provide reports to managers to assist in the management of health and safety including, the completion of Health and Safety assessments, and to identify actions necessary to promote and improve safety standards. 

Applicants will engage, develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers, employees and stakeholders across the Service, and should therefore possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  They should be self-motivated with the ability to plan, prioritise and organise their own workload effectively, whilst being flexible in their approach.

The successful candidate will require to hold a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent, hold Graduate Membership of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH), and be working towards Chartered Membership (CMIOSH).

Applicants should possess proven experience of health and safety management systems, as well as sound knowledge of health and safety legislation and its application. They must also have experience of operating a systematic approach to managing health and safety coupled with technical health and safety problem solving, identifying sensible and proportionate solutions.

Full details of the role and our recruitment process can be found in the attached information pack. 

Salary on appointment will normally be at the lower salary point, with progression subject to regular review in line with the SFRS performance appraisal arrangements.  A higher salary placing will be considered in exceptional circumstances subject to experience demonstrated.

This post is subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2013. Therefore, the successful candidate’s will be subject to a Standard Disclosure record check through Disclosure Scotland.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and will ensure that all applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role are invited for interview.

If you would like to apply in a different format, please telephone Anne Gray on 01698 40291 or email

Please note, a fully completed application form must be submitted as SFRS do not accept CVs in support of applications for employment.


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