SHE Advisor - Oxford, Reading and Swindon Region

Date: 3 Jun 2023

Location: Swindon, GB, CV34 5WW

Company: Royal Mail Group

Job reference number 294632

Salary £49,742 - £53,359 per annum (dependent on experience) plus future incremental pay progression
10% bonus potential 

£1,500 electric car allowance per annum
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Pension scheme

Permanent, full time, 41 hours per week



Royal Mail is transforming; it’s an exciting period as we adapt and invest in cutting edge technology as we continue to transform into a highly efficient, delivery business for the future. Automated parcel ‘super’ hubs are opening, our green credentials are growing as our vehicles are going electric and most importantly, we put people at the heart of our business. 


With a property portfolio of 2,500 and the UKs largest fleet of approx. 50,000 vehicles, this is a great time to join a UK wide, large-scale organisation.   Our organisation is huge and so is our safety responsibility. To support this, we have a vacancy for a Safety Advisor to join our team and cover the Oxford, Reading and Swindon region.


The role
Working with the Strategic Safety Business Partner, Safety team and senior stakeholders, you’ll be accountable for a large geographical area to support the implementation of safety standards and programmes to reduce safety risks and impacts nationally. 

You’ll be responsible for completing comprehensive annual integrated audits for approx. 35 sites which will include delivery offices, collection hubs and admin buildings. This will involve taking ownership of the planning, scheduling, conducting audits and sharing the outputs to drive safety, improve performance and ensure legal compliance. 

As the designated SIO, you’ll conduct safety risk assessments, undertake serious/fatal incident investigations and business partner with the Regional Operational Director (ROD) by providing support and direction, participate in ROD weekly calls, provide robust data and attend the safety committee meetings. 

Being the safety subject matter expert, you’ll represent the function at the regional operational forums, provide expertise to operations, promote safe behaviours, challenge unsafe conditions, and encourage local consultation arrangements with safety representatives.

With a passion for safety, you’ll deliver safety coaching, training, upskilling, advice and support to the Royal Mail Group management teams, including the engineering functions and have a critical focus on high-risk parts of the operation, driving up compliance to the Safety Health and Environment Management System (SHEMS).

The role is big, with potentially demanding timescales, however the rewards will be vast. You’ll have ownership of your audit plans, manage your own diary, priorities and schedule your own site audits. Furthermore, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your safety career with one of the UKs largest organisations. 

The role is to cover Oxford, Reading and Swindon and will require continued flexibility to support managers over a 24-hour operation. This will involve periods of travel, overnight stays, on a workload demand basis.  Coverage is c35 Units; c600 – 2,000 commercial vehicles and c600 – 3,000 people.


Due to the travel requirement, it is essential you live within the Oxford, Reading and Swindon region.

About you
From a safety background, you need to demonstrate the following skills and experience on your CV:
•    Holder of NEBOSH certificate or equivalent and IOSH technical level membership (essential) 
•    Experience of conducting risk assessments, investigations, inspections and audits
•    Strong influencing at frontline to senior level, leadership and coaching skills.
•    Experience of a safety role within manufacturing, distribution or logistics industry would be beneficial. 
•    Experience in taking responsibility for resolving safety, health and/or environmental issues. 
•    Able to understand and analyse basic safety and environmental data. 
•    Able to prioritise activities and plans time effectively. 
•    IT literate and able to write reports and undertake detailed investigations. 
•    Fully flexible, with the ability to travel/cover a large geographical area.  
•    A full, UK driving licence in your current address (essential)


Next Steps

Closing Date: Monday 12th June Please note, this advert may close early if the appropriate number of applications has been reached.

Interviews: Competancy based interviews will take place mid-late June via teams


Extra Benefits
•    RMG Share Schemes - partnership and matching share offer
•    Family friendly support - enhanced maternity pay, paternity leave, adoption leave and shared parental leave
•    Discounts and offers - there are more than 800 offers to help you save on things like groceries, days out, holidays and your household bills*.
•    Supportive and generous company sick pay
•    Access to our Feeling First Class service, providing both mental and physical wellbeing support
•    Lifestyle benefits - You can purchase a car, bike, home technology or mobile phone, or choose from a range of health benefits and insurance products. You make regular payments from your salary, and so could save on tax*.  
•    Financial support - information and services to help you manage debt and grow your financial knowledge, with debt consolidation & savings plans*
•    Your peace of mind with - Healthcare CashPlan, Dental Cover, Additional Life (life insurance) & Additional Life Partner, Hospital & Death Benefit Plans; Voluntary Critical illness & Voluntary Critical illness Partner
•    Free & discounted RMG products - free keep safe & redirection, partner discounts 
•    Free stamps at Christmas
*Available only to perm employees


Your career in safe hands

At Royal Mail we value our people and we want our people to be proud to work for our businesses.  We have the assets, the infrastructure and the scale that others don’t, yet we are a big part of the communities we operate in, making billions of precious deliveries each year. We are responsible for the largest B2B customer database in the UK and are one of the largest employers in the UK, providing one in every 194 jobs.


An operation of this size needs a strong support network, and the HR, Legal, Finance, IT, Risk & Governance, Customer Experience, Sales & Marketing departments are all integral to helping us to utilise the latest technology and business approaches to optimise, automate and digitise our operations. 


Royal Mail is a forward thinking, innovative organisation, that is also committed to reducing emissions and improving air quality in our communities. This includes investing in technologies such as electric vehicles, drones, alternative fuel trucks and energy improvements to our estate. 

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Royal Mail are proud of our diverse employee network groups and the active role they play to support belonging and encourage a positive work environment. We are firmly committed to inclusion and passionate about our people representing the communities we serve. 


We are happy to support your need for any adjustments during the application and hiring process. Please share the details within your application if required.



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