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About The Role

A bit about the role…

Reporting to the Head of Health & Safety; as a SHEQ Advisor you will support our Water Contracts and clients. As a SHEQ Advisor you will take responsibility for all SHEQ administration and conduct audits and inspections across the contracts. You will also provide advice and guidance to all staff so that they are fully aware of their obligations concerning company, legislative and best practice policies, producers and practices. Working alongside the Head of Health & Safety you will be required to provide management information of all H&S related actively within Morrison Data Services Water.

Please note the successful candidates will be required to travel extensively, up to 4 days per week.

Who are we?...

Morrison Data Services is proud to be one of the UK's largest utilities support organisations – and we’re still growing with some exciting times ahead. We pride ourselves in being award winning, recognised for our diligence, customer service and expertise.

MDS are part of M Group Services a 1.4 billion pound turnover business, with a wide and diverse field of operations that regularly presents opportunities for growth. We work with our clients and partners to ensure we keep abreast of industry developments and remain at the forefront of proactively influencing the right pathways to success. In 2019 M Group Services we were one of the Times 100 Top Track Companies.

Key Responsibilities…

  • Operating a plan, do, review approach for SHEQ provisions as directed, administer, support, give guidance and maintain systems across Water to drive a positive, embedded culture to achieve targets under Safety First, Safety Always banner.
  • Co-ordinate the monthly and annual SHEQ reporting returns to the Head of Health and Safety and ensure that corrective actions are implemented for any under performance.
  • Provide a high quality, customer focused service that is responsive to customer needs.
  • Take responsibility for the co-ordination and compliance for all audits.
  • Planning & undertaking audits, working with auditors to identify internal controls, working with senior management to provide corrective actions for any non-conformity and closing out the audit.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with peer groups and key internal stakeholders.
  • Role holder will future proof themselves and MDS through a robust Continuous Professional Development plan
  • Attend management forums to discuss SHEQ performance including progress updates and planned/future implementations/developments.
  • Escalate issues to the Head of Health and Safety concerning situations which could lead to legal sanctions or prosecution by enforcing authorities.
  • Ensure appropriate management of compensation liability and workplace rehabilitation cases.
  • Investigate and provide remediation and corrective actions all near misses/incidents/accidents/unsafe working practices occurring across both contracts and ensure all incident reports are adequately completed and filed.
  • Plan and implement a schedule of inspections and audits to ensure the MDS Water business complies with ISO45001, ISO14001 and ISO9001 standards and other MGroup standards
  • Informing the line manager of any potential hazards and risks. 

What you’ll bring to the role…


  • ISO45001 & or 14001 HSE auditor experience or qualification
  • NEBOSH National Certificate
  • The ability to builds working relationships with customers and colleagues and works with colleagues to achieve team goals. 
  • Makes improvements to current ways of working to improve efficiency and/or customer service.
  • Takes personal pride in providing a quality service to customers to achieve targets
  • The ability to takes ownership of customer requests and issues and sees them through to conclusion.
  • Stays focused on priorities and avoids distractions. Notices when service levels might drop and takes appropriate action. 
  • Plans own workload and schedule to make the best use of time. Works independently and without supervision when required.
  • Ensures that the right equipment and resources are available to do the job


  • Graduate Member Grad IOSH or Chartered Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH)
  • Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety or equivalent
  • NEBOSH National Certificate/Diploma in Environmental Management
  • Notices when colleagues need help and provide support where possible. 

What we can offer you…

  • 25 days annual leave + 8 days bank holiday
  • Company car
  • Access to employee assistance programmes
  • Discounts with national retailers
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Mobile Phone Discounts
  • Reward & Recognition Scheme
At Morrison Data Services we recognise and value the benefits from our workforce diversity. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment to develop a culture where our people feel included and valued.