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HSE Advisor (Full Time) - Remote with some travel across the south

Salary up to £45,000
Closing date
9 Aug 2021

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Animal Health, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
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Linnaeus Group is a vibrant, forward-thinking partnership of highly respected veterinary practices across the UK, comprising some of the best clinicians in the profession.  

 Linnaeus invest in quality practices who put patient care at the heart of everything they do. We are incredibly proud of each and every member of our diverse portfolio, from the UK’s most respected small animal referral centres to our selection of high quality first opinion practices.  

Our Vision is: ‘To be recognised as the UK’s leading veterinary group, committed to excellence in all that we do, delivered through high quality practices who share a common ethos’.  

Our Values are: Leadership with Integrity | Learning & Innovation | Lifetime Commitment to Quality Care 

Due to continued expansion, we are looking to recruit a HSE Advisor to strengthen our existing team on a full-time basis.  This is a southern role (visiting our veterinary practices in the south) and may require overnight stays from home. The role presents an excellent opportunity to progress with your professional development.  

Reporting into the Group Health and Safety Manger, the successful candidate will have the following roles and responsibilities. The list is not exhaustive: 

To lead, manage and promote a positive HSE culture.  

Supporting the delivery and implementation of the HSE Strategy across the Group 

Maintain and lead a virtual network of safety champions for their region.   

Providing Health and Safety leadership and mentorship support to Health and Safety Champions located in practices within their respective areas of responsibility 

Arranging and delivering core in-house Health and Safety Training across the business as required  

Supporting the investigation of accidents and incidents within their area of responsibility, and making recommendations in order to prevent a re-occurrence.  

Providing HSE advice and support to Clinical Directors and Practice Mangers. 

Undertaking interim HSE inspections at practices and other Linnaeus Group locations as required. 

Attendance and presentation of subject matter at Group wide Update/CPD meetings. 

Undertaking regular reviews of action plans at Linnaeus Group practices in respect of Health, Safety compliance audits, Fire Risk Assessments or Enforcing Authority visits/intervention. 

Review of statutory inspections (i.e. Pressure vessels, LOLER, PUWER, Asbestos, Electricity at Work, Legionella Management) within their areas of responsibility. 

Supporting the implementation of corrective actions following the delivery of our five areas of compliance within their areas of responsibility. 

To actively participate in additional training and CPD as may be required in support of the Linnaeus Group objectives.  

Reviewing of accident and incident data on the Linnaeus Group accident and incident reporting system.  

To act as an ambassador and uphold the highest professional standards of appearance and behaviour at all times whilst engaged on the Linnaeus Group business.  

To work in the best interests of the Linnaeus Group at all times and actively work towards achieving the Company’s objectives. 

To undertake additional roles and responsibilities as may be deemed necessary from time to time commensurate with the Terms and Conditions of Employment. 


3 to 5 years’ experience in a multi-site/multi-disciplinary role  

Previous experience of working in a clinical or veterinary environment 


Understanding of HSE legislation and its application in the workplace. Recorded up to date CPD 

IOSH Membership 


Minimum of NEBOSH National diploma or equivalent, Minimum Tech IOSH 

Actively working towards NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent 

Skills & Abilities  

A confident leader and influencer. Ability to communicate at all levels across the organisation in a confident and professional manner  

Previous experience and ability to develop and deliver in-house health and safety training  

Other qualities  

Outgoing and friendly personality, team player 


Linnaeus is a forward-thinking partnership of highly-respected primary care and referral veterinary practices across the UK and Ireland, comprising some of the best clinicians in the profession. Two important things bring us together; a commitment to excellence in everything we do and our passion to achieve our purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

At Linnaeus we carefully select the practices we partner with to ensure the highest levels of patient care across our group. Together we provide a growing community of like-minded veterinary professionals who are passionate about what they do. We work with different types of practices, in every field of veterinary medicine, including small animal, farm and equine.

Find Us
0121 712 7050
Friars Gate
1011 Stratford Road
West Midlands
B90 4BN
United Kingdom
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