Health and Safety Advisor

Permanent; 40 hours per week

Salary: c. £35,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience

Based in: Covent Garden, London

The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music and dance. The operation of the Royal Opera House is complex and demanding given its scale, the repertory model and the multi-disciplinary nature of our production processes. As well as our Covent Garden home, we run a production workshop and costume centre in Thurrock, Essex and a large store in Aberdare, Wales.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Health & Safety Advisor to work in collaboration with the current H&S Manager to provide guidance and advice to managers (particularly in high-risk areas), conduct inspections and identify hazards. This role will suit a candidate who is action oriented, flexible and can work well under pressure. As a live performing arts venue, we are committed to the Health and Safety of all those we employ, engage and who visit us, so this role is of critical importance to ensuring a positive and widespread health and safety culture.

If you are looking for a role where no two days are the same and you get to work with a broad range of stakeholders both on and off stage, having a positive impact on an organisation, then this could be for you! As well as being a team player, who can operate proactively in a small team with a large remit, our ideal candidate will have:

  • A NEBOSH certificate (or equivalent Level 3 Health and Safety qualification).
  • Good knowledge of current Health and Safety legislation and its practical application.
  • Relevant experience in the live entertainment sector, or in public venues (e.g. museum, exhibition centre, etc.)
  • The ability to work with a diverse range of people in a confident and professional manner.
  • Experience of supporting line managers in completing the review of risk assessments for work equipment and operations.
  • An action-oriented approach, with the ability to take the initiative and deliver results.

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from those who arefrom a global majority background and/or those who aredisabled,as they are under-represented within our organisation. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

A full job description and ROH information pack is attached below. If you have any access requirements for your application, please contact the ROH Recruitment Team on

Closing date for applications: 8am, Friday 19th July 2024

First stage interviews will be held online via MS Teams at the end of July. Second stage interviews will be on site at ROH Covent Garden w/c 5th August 2024.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

No agencies please.

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