SSR Advisor (Safety)

Job Introduction

The BBC SSR (Safety, Security and Resilience) Group exists to help get programmes made for TV, Radio and On-Line: by finding safe and healthy ways to enable the creation of the distinctive and world-class content that our audiences demand; by ensuring that our people, productions and premises remain secure and on air. The SSR Group is made up of specialists in Corporate Security, Investigations,  Health & Safety, Safeguarding, High Risk Safety, Facilities Management and Business Resilience and Continuity. This role will be part of the BBC Safety team and will be responsible for providing specialist and operational health and safety support across the BBC

Role Responsibility

  • You will establish effective professional relationships with key operational contacts and senior managers across the divisions and teams you advise.
  • You will identify ways of meeting the business/production/facilities requirements, whilst ensuring health and safety requirements are met.
  • You will encourage a culture of continuous improvement in safety performance by pro-active coaching of staff and seeking assurance in various areas of the business.
  • You will deliver training on risk assessment and other core safety topics as directed and support the development and review of training courses/materials.
  • You will provide excellent advisory services as part of the Safety Advice Line and the Out Of Hours service.
  • You are aligned with the BBC’s values, demonstrating the energy and passion to achieve company objectives.
  • You will keep up to date with regulatory and industry updates, along with own CPD to remain current and up to date in the profession.
  • You will work to the SSR Safety Manager to respond to projects and tasks, including writing guidance when required.
  • You will investigate and report on incidents.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Relevant Safety Qualification (NCRQ/NEBOSH/MSc/EHO)
  • Relevant professional level (e.g. CMIOSH, CEnvH)
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering safety advisory.
  • Demonstrable experience of undertaking safety assurance.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and influencing skills.
  • Experience of effectively managing projects with stakeholders.
  • A fantastic team player: BBC Safety work as a team to support and enable the whole organisation.
  • Excellent writing, reporting and data literacy skills.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 12 month fixed-term contract or attachment 
Location: Flexible UK 

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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