Senior Health & Safety Advisor

Oxford, Oxfordshire
4 days ago
Full time role


YASA was founded on the principle that small, light electric motors would play a growing role in meeting both the ...

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Job Description

Senior Health & Safety Advisor, Oxford. (Part-time)


YASA, in partnership with Mercedes Benz, are leading the way in EV Motor Revolution with YASA Axial Flux Technology. Our motor is 4 times more powerful than the current technology used in all Electric Vehicles, as well as being 50% lighter and half the size. YASA was founded in 2009 on the belief that small, powerful, and efficient electric motors would play an increasingly important role in meeting the strict emissions targets being set by policymakers globally.


We now supply a number of world-leading OEMs in the automotive industry with innovative powertrain solutions based on our axial-flux electric motors and controllers.


YASA’s culture, technology, and market opportunity attracts world-class talent. We are always looking for motivated people who enjoy the challenges and opportunities of working in a fast-growing company and who possess a strong ‘can-do’ attitude as part of a close team.


The role

Due to our continued growth, We are looking for a Senior Health & Safety Advisor to come in and take responsibility for HSE strategy as the business continues to expand across its multiple sites. You will be working in a consultative role being responsible for all aspects of HSE work within the company. You will be looking to identify areas of non-compliance or opportunities to reduce risk, create solutions, and advise on company policies, procedures, legal obligations, and training whilst coordinating all HSE issues and raising awareness.


Key responsibilities:

  • Conducting HSE inspections, risk assessments, and compliance audits in line with the business strategy, and supporting effective close out of any actions arising
  • Writing of QHSE standards/procedures for inclusion within a safety and environmental management system
  • Demonstrable experience of monitoring and analysis of a HSE management system performance
  • Initiating and maintaining positive and pro-active measures to raise the level of HSE awareness and performance across the company
  • Maintaining a high level of knowledge and expertise in all areas of compliance in order to provide appropriate advice and support.
  • Providing managers and employees with information on legislative and corporate compliance, advising on ways of meeting statutory requirements and Corporate HSE Policies, HSE guidance and codes of practice.
  • Initiate and lead an HSE committee to review audits, the implementation of HSE policies, working practices, safety procedures
  • Interface with regulatory authorities and insurers on key matters such as fire risk assessment and certification, emergency planning, and safety improvement plans.
  • Responsible for overseeing all HSE training to help our employee’s meet compliance and raise HSE responsibility



  • NEBOSH Diploma/NCRQ Diploma or equivalent, i.e. NVQ Level 5 or 6 or accredited degree
  • Strong knowledge and experience of auditing and membership of the IIRSM
  • Previous experience acting as the focal point for HSE strategy and direction
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering effective health and safety management within an engineering/manufacturing environment
  • Experience in conducting accident investigations and health and safety inspections/audits
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), good collaboration skills, and the ability to work effectively across teams
  • Willingness to travel as required


  • Experience working within a Tier 1 automotive environment.


  • Discretionary bonus / 28 days’ holiday / Pension scheme / Private medical plan with Bupa and 4 x death in service life insurance / Company car schemes / Other benefits include a cycle-to-work scheme and regular social activities.

YASA was founded on the principle that small, light electric motors would play a growing role in meeting both the ...

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