Safety, Health and Environmental Advisor
The land we own to support housing delivery is a diverse mix of surplus public sector, former industrial and commercial land and property, in excess of 7000 hectares in size presenting varying degrees of safety, health and environmental risks. The size of the development estate is set to increase as we embark on a large programme of land transfers from other government departments, and acquisitions of former commercial property, to support the Government’s ambition to build over 300,000 new homes per annum. We are also a major construction client, de-risking sites and assembling land ready for housing development. In order to support the growth in the organisation we will also be opening additional offices across England.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a broad range of Safety, Health and Environmental knowledge and skills to provide support and advice to employees and teams across our regional offices in the Midlands and South and advice and auditing services to our development estate across the same area. If you like a challenge and a job that involves continuously learning and collaborative working this role could be for you. We are therefore looking for a Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) adviser with the pre requisite skills, experience and qualifications, to provide support and advisory services to Homes England, in particular, the Estates Management, Facilities and Land teams. Although the post is based in Bristol, Bedford or Coventry there will be a need to travel to other Homes England offices and sites across the Midlands and Southern England with the occasional overnight stay.
About Homes England:
Homes England is the new national housing agency, recently launched to play a major role in fixing the housing market and enabling delivery of homes that our country needs.
Homes England brings together land, money, expertise, and planning & compulsory purchase powers, with a clear remit to facilitate delivery of sufficient new homes, where they are most needed, to deliver a sustained improvement in affordability. We work locally in individual communities to help meet local priorities.
We invest mostly in building new homes, but also in creating employment floor space and other community facilities, in cities, towns and villages across the country. The homes we fund include affordable homes for rent and sale, and homes for rent or sale at market prices. Our investment helps build around half of all new homes built in England each year. It also helps increase local growth by creating jobs and supporting businesses.
We own public land, which we sell to house builders and others. This is one of the ways in which we overcome barriers to development and help increase the speed with which house builders can build new homes.
Homes England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.
Homes England was launched by the Secretary of State on 11 January 2018. Homes England is the trading name of Homes and Communities Agency.
Working Flexibly - At Homes England we have a strong culture of flexible working and encourage all employees to have a healthy work/life balance. We offer a wide range of potential working patterns, including part time, job share and compressed hours.
These need to be balanced with business needs so they will vary from job to job. If you would like to know more please speak to the Recruiting Manager once you're contacted to discuss the position.