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    SHEQ Advisor

    Job Type:

    Full time




    Job Description:

    Ferns Group are a family run business with over 25 years’ experience as an established Utilities and Reinstatement company, specialising in Telecoms Civils, and tailored reinstatement services.

    Our Mission is “to be the preferred choice in our field by adding value to our business partners without compromise to quality, safety or the environment.”​

    As a SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality) Advisor, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the safety, health, environmental, and quality management systems within our organisation. You will work closely with various departments to promote a culture of safety and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

    This role requires regular travel throughout the region from our Chippenham location.

    Responsibilities include;

    • Develop, implement, and maintain the company’s safety, health, environmental, and quality management systems in accordance with relevant regulations and standards.
    • Promote a positive safety culture within the company through effective communication, engagement, and recognition of achievements.
    • Conduct regular audits and inspections to identify potential hazards, assess risks, and ensure compliance with safety, health, environmental, and quality requirements.
    • Provide guidance and support to management and employees on safety, health, environmental, and quality issues, including the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
    • Investigate accidents, incidents, and near misses, and develop corrective and preventive actions to address root causes and prevent reoccurrence.
    • Coordinate training programs to raise awareness of safety, health, environmental, and quality standards and ensure that employees are adequately trained to perform their duties safely.
    • Monitor and report on key performance indicators related to safety, health, environmental, and quality performance, and identify areas for improvement.
    • Liaise with regulatory authorities, certification bodies, and other external stakeholders to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
    • Keep abreast of developments in safety, health, environmental, and quality management practices and recommend changes to policies and procedures as necessary.


    • Professional certification in occupational health and safety (e.g., NEBOSH, IOSH) is preferred.
    • Proven experience in safety, health, environmental, and quality management systems, preferably in a similar industry or sector.
    • Full UK Driving Licence with no more than six penalty points.

    Skills and Knowledge

    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other relevant software applications.
    • Attention to detail and a commitment to continuous improvement.
    • Ability to travel to multiple locations throughout the working week.

    Working Pattern:

    • 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday between our operating hours of 6.00am to 4.30pm


    • Competitive Salary
    • Company Van and Fuel Card
    • Laptop and mobile phone
    • Learning & Development
    • Career Progression

    Ferns Group are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and committed to treating all our employees and job applicants equally. We embrace equal opportunities, including working with the prison service, and are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.

    All applicants must have rights to work in the UK and be willing to undertake the relevant pre-employment screening checks should your application be successful.