Health and Safety Advisor - Ref: R/H15

Grade J Salary £30,948 - £35,835 Based in Leeds City Centre Closing Date - 28 February 2020

The Organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional person who wants to play a leading role in the delivery of a robust professional Health and Safety service to the organisation.

That’s precisely what is on offer at West Yorkshire Combined Authority where a £1bn devolution deal has put the Leeds City Region at the forefront of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse delivery agenda.

The Combined Authority brings together district partners, the business community via Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and also takes in the former Passenger Transport Executive (branded Metro). Overall, the Combined Authority covers a population of around 2.5 million people and represents the largest economy outside London.


The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional person who wants to play a leading role in the delivery of a robust professional Health and Safety service to the organisation.

The role is based in the Combined Authority’s offices in Leeds but may include travel across the region.

The key responsibilities will include:

  • Provision of a high quality, generalist professional Health and Safety Advisory service.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Combined Authority’s related policies and procedures, providing guidance and support/advice as required.
  • Continuously improving processes and practices to ensure a streamlined, efficient and effective Health and Safety service.
  • Develop new organisational approaches to Health and Safety processes and policies in line with best practice and relevant legislation.
  • Provide managers with coaching, guidance and advice to enable them to handle routine health and safety issues.
  • In conjunction with the Health and Safety Partner, monitor accidents and incidents and track and report these to various boards and groups
  • Produce KPI and management information to the organisation, trend analysis, etc. and producing statistics for inclusion in statutory returns and internal reports.
  • Attend and contribute to Health and Safety Committee and other groups as required

 The person

The person appointed will be an enthusiastic, well-organised and resourceful individual who enjoys a challenge and working within a busy team.

If you are able to demonstrate that you have a proactive and positive approach, the ability to work accurately while responding to rapidly changing situations & have experience of completing tasks to expected standards while meeting tight deadlines, then we would like to hear from you!


For more information about the work of the Combined Authority please visit


Our offer

We offer an excellent benefits package including access to a generous employer-contribution, local government pension scheme and fully funded travel throughout West Yorkshire by bus and rail with the MCard.  We also offer an encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals. 

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. 

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met. 

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.


Please submit your application online please visit by 11:55pm on 28 February 2020.


Please read the Health and Safety Advisor role profile before applying for this post.

You can Apply Here   

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to every applicant, therefore if you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.