Safety, Health and Sustainability (SHS) Assurance Specialist

Posted 9 months ago by National Grid
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £40,000 - £47,000
Sector Corporate HSE, Environmental Health & Safety, Quality Assurance/Systems, Risk management
Posted 9 months ago
Apply by Wednesday, 17 July 2019

What You'll Get
A competitive salary between £40,000 - £47,000 – dependent on capability
As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a
competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum
contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive
plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched
charity giving to name a few.

This role will be office based in Warwick

About Us
We’ve connected millions of people safely, reliably and efficiently to the energy they use since 1990. But
the world has grown, becoming more urban, complex and connected than ever before. So we’ve changed
too. We know we can’t stand still or be complacent, so we’re planning, innovating and working to remain as
vital and relevant as ever before. Join us and you’ll help us build the energy systems of tomorrow. Join us
and be at the heart of energy.

About the Role
Conducting 2nd line risk-based audits and assurance activities within SHS, you will provide the UK SHE
Executive Committee with assurance that business functions are managed in line with relevant legislation,
company procedures and best practice. Making recommendations to the business in line with continual
improvement and acting as a conduit to share best practice across the directorate and with the rest of the
business, you will be part of a SHS Assurance team that delivers an assurance programme to agreed
timescales, adding value to the business and helping prioritise the way the business mitigates risk
associated with SHES activities.

You will produce management information to show progress of the programme, and present your findings
and recommendations to management, creating effective working relationships to ensure the assurance
process improves SHES performance.

Assessing trends and identifying common themes from audits, you will provide the business with
information to improve performance. Contributing to the continual development of the assurance
processes to ensure they become more effective and efficient at delivering the business’ needs, you will
work with business entities to ensure their assurance programmes are robust and avoid any duplication. In
addition, you will assess the appropriateness of the safety and environmental management systems and
make recommendations for change and simplification/rationalization in particular, where necessary.
About You

With the drive to be part of a high performing team that builds an outstanding reputation for
professionalism, objectivity, integrity and delivery through results, you will have relevant industry
experience and an appreciation of health, safety and environmental policies and procedures.
The ability to build good relationships is essential for this role as well as an enthusiasm for working and
influencing managers at all levels of the business.

With the ability to negotiate and influence, you will also possess excellent report writing skills and be able
to convey potentially complex information in plain language, and integrate information effectively,
summarising with relevance and suitable impact.

Flexible, adaptable and proficient in managing conflicting priorities of self and others in a changing
environment, you will listen to and consider others’ views, whilst stating your own views clearly and
concisely, tackling disagreement constructively.

With a track record of highly effective cooperation at all levels, encouraging buy in and optimum
performance through a proficient coaching style, you will be passionate, with an enthusiasm and drive to
achieve results.

You will possess a thorough knowledge of SHES legislation, SHES Policy and Best Practice, with a
relevant professional qualification and a minimum of 5 year’s industry experience. Audit or other related
qualifications would be advantageous.

Who We Are
At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to
be the best they can be. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and
backgrounds. National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in
a more inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we
serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able
to reach their full potential.

More Information
The closing date for this vacancy is 17th July 2019, however we encourage candidates to submit thier
applications as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date. National Grid's recruitment
can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point
during the recruitment process.