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Safety (SSR) Advisor

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This role is part of the High Risk & News Safety (HRNS) Team within SSR, based in London, working in a small team delivering specialist security and risk management advice and recommendations to BBC divisional heads, senior managers, producers and staff across a number of departments.

Role Responsibility

  • You will provide specialist and operational safety support across News group including Newsgathering, Current Affairs, World Service and the International Operations team.
  • 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 managers and assist/coach staff in the production of risk assessments to assist in the identification of training requirements for managers and staff.
  • 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 secretariat support for all News group H&S forums and Divisional / Group safety Boards. This will include gathering and presenting statistics and data to support safety metrics.

Are you the right candidate?

  • A NEBOSH diploma or equivalent; H&S specialist with full membership, by examination, of a relevant professional institute, e.g. Chartered Institute of Occupational Safety & Health, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
  • Demonstrable experience of dealing with safety issues in an international organisation and the experience of advising on Health & Safety and Security issues relating to global premises.
  • An understanding of the importance of maintaining production, newsgathering and operational priorities without compromising safety.
  • Highly effective interpersonal, management and communication skills.
  • An interest in overseas operations will be a vital as is the ability to find pragmatic ways of ensuring compliance with local legislation in extensive countries around the world.

Package Description

Band: C 
Contract type: Permanent 
Location: London 

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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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