Health and Safety Expert UK

Date: 10 Nov 2023

Location: Folkestone, GB

Company: Getlink

JOB VACANCY - Health and Safety (H&S) Expert



Job ID: 10056

Location: Folkestone, United Kingdom (GB)

Company: Eurotunnel Services Limited

Department: HSQE

Job type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Circa. £45K + benefits 


Completed applications must be received no later than midnight on 8 December 2023.



The Role


We are seeking an experienced Health and Safety (H&S) Expert to provide competent advice and assistance on H&S matters across all work activities in the UK terminal both sub-contracted and internal. You will be a great communicator with a proven record of accomplishment of driving forward H&S standards. You will support the H&S Manager UK in the implementation of the safety strategy across all divisions in the UK, working with colleagues bi-nationally to ensure consistency and best practice.


Principal Accountabilities


  • Provide specialist advice and assistance on health, safety, and welfare matters, standards, and principles of working practices that comply with relevant legislation.
  • Contribute to the development of the H&S strategy, risk plans, and the delivery of policies and practices. Actively contributes to H&S targets and safety awareness.
  • Review and monitor the company’s safety management systems and safe systems of work, to advise, analyse and maintain the performance of risk assessments.
  • Review industry best practices to ensure compliance and recommend improvements.
  • Provide specialist support and advice in the investigation of incidents and coach operational managers on incident reporting if required.
  • Conduct regular site safety audits in line with HSE/ORR guidance and RM3 (Risk Maturity Model) and apply company policy to demonstrate levels of compliance and create actions for improvement, as necessary.
  • Identify gaps in the company's management system and compare the legal requirements. Advise on what actions are required to be taken and supervise timescales for actions to be completed.
  • Carry out inductions for new staff members to raise awareness of the terminal rules, H&S risks, and other requirements.
  • Coach staff and managers in H&S walkabouts, inspections (and any other matters) to help improve and maintain business H&S performance, competence, and awareness.
  • Assist the H&S Manager UK in any matters which fall within the company’s H&S agenda.
  • Coordinate, coach, and act as a mentor to the team of H&S Facilitators.
  • To Deputise for the H&S Manager UK and Occupational Health Manager in their absence
  • Lead by example, providing others with clear direction, in line with the Getlink Leadership model.

Qualifications and Experience


  • A Safety Diploma Level 6 qualification (NEBOSH, NVQ, NCRQ, or equivalent).
  • A Graduate/Certified member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Qualification as a lead auditor is desirable.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a proficient level of literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Computer literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc).
  • Proven demonstratable experience of Health and Safety in a transport, construction, or high-risk environment.
  • A valid Driving Licence and Passport are essential. 



For more information about Eurotunnel and who we are and the role, please click on the links below:  
About Eurotunnel

Job Description (Health and Safety Expert)
Information for Candidates


If you wish to apply for this opportunity and you are a Eurotunnel employee, please submit your application online via Job Corner in MyDev


Applications are invited from agency workers who have a statutory right to apply in line with Section 13 of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.   

For further information or to express an interest in this role, please contact Human Resources at  


If you are an external candidate, please apply via GetLink Careers


Please Note: From 1 January 2021, non-British and non-Irish nationals who do not already hold a UK immigration status will be required to obtain a visa in order to be able to work in the UK. Prior to applying for this role, please ensure that you are permitted to apply. For further information, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website