Job description Posted 08 October 2021

EHS Advisor

GSK Barnard Castle

8 Month Contract

Pay: up to £25.43/h (PAYE only)

Job Purpose

  • Through the application of the EHS Management System the role holder will promote and encourage the highest levels of EHS performance to assure compliance with legal, GSK and other standards utilising risk assessment to drive continuous EHS improvement.
  • To support and development a positive and engaging Site EHS Culture, to help reduce injuries, ill health and environmental harm.
  • Provides the technical guidance, training and advice to support managers with accident/incident prevention and investigation, investigating incidents personally where necessary. 
  • Ensures appropriate monitoring & reporting of KPI’s is performed and plans and performs audits to monitor and improve the operation of the Site’s EHS Management System. 
  • Contributes towards EHS strategies and plans and develops procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • EHS Information, Guidance and Advice – Provide the day-to-day advice, guidance and support to Managers and Staff to enable effective management of EHS issues, aligning to specific business areas where agreed. Act as Subject Matter Expert for EHS in agreed topics.
  • Project & NPI Support - Assist in the safe and effective introduction and installation of new products, processes, equipment and the development of facilities throughout the lifecycle of projects and facilities.
  • EHS Strategies and Plans – Contribute to the development of EHS strategies, plans, policies, procedures and risk assessment techniques. Identify and communicate relevant new legislation where applicable to the business.
  • Measures – Records adverse events & KPIs from allocated Business Areas and reports to team; provide monitoring data on relevant measures. Trend and analyse injury and near miss information and assist in production of the site’s EHS performance statistics; cascade appropriately to business areas.  . Follow current legal and GSK reporting guidance for reporting on metrics and adverse EHS events such as RIDDOR Reporting to HSE and GSK Reportable Reporting to Central EHS.
  • Audit – develop and support management monitoring processes (gemba, L1 audit) and Independent (Level 2) audits in line with the site audit schedule, identifying CAPAs and providing necessary reports providing visibility to the department and SLT as necessary. Interact successfully with external auditors. Contribute to the development of new audit methodologies.
  • Training – Create and deliver EHS packages and train staff at various levels within the organisation.  Identify EHS training needs and providers through in-house resources or external consultancy.
  • Communications – Re-enforce the site’s safety culture by presenting timely and stimulating information using the various media available. Liaise with the Communications Team to exploit synergies. Communication of group alerts/legislative updates relevant to the site.
  • Emergency Support – Perform Incident Co-ordinator role when called upon in emergency situations. Liaise between emergency teams, control room and site management to preserve life and avoid the escalation of the situation.

Ideal Candidate

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment and actively engaged in EHS with experience in carrying out gemba, inspections and audits.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to promote good environment, health, and safety practices.
  • Ability to interpret standards, legislation and monitoring data to promote adequate risk assessment and effective action planning.
  • Leadership, teamwork, influencing and motivation skills to provide and maintain a highly effective, professional and ethical department and service to the company.
  • Familiarity and use of OE tools and techniques and proficient in use on standard IT systems.