BNS Jobs: Health and Safety Compliance Officer, Bristol, Full Time

Are you ready to take the next step on your career journey? BNS is a leading property services company based in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, serving developments across the south of England and Wales.  

At BNS, we’re dedicated to providing independent, tailored solutions to our clients and offer comprehensive property services including residential block management, facilities management, property maintenance, and health and safety. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and work had to ensure that our work environment is a harmonious and rewarding one. 

Joining our team comes with an array of benefits designed to support your career growth and personal well-being, including: 

  • A competitive salary 
  • Discretionary bonuses  
  • Minimum of 32 days holiday (including bank holidays)  
  • 1 wellbeing day per year  
  • Access to employer funded qualifications and training support  
  • Overtime opportunities  
  • Employee referral scheme bonus 
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) (for all staff and dependants from day 1 of employment, to include 24/7 advice line and confidential counselling sessions and wellbeing app and resources)* 
  • Annual salary reviews  
  • Hybrid working  
  • Flexible working  
  • TOIL (Time Off in Lieu)  
  • Company pension scheme  
  • Career progression opportunities for those who excel in their role 
  • New business referral scheme bonus  
  • Employer funded social events throughout the year 
  • Free parking  
  • Wellbeing champions with staff focussed wellbeing enhancements 

Ready to find out more? Join BNS and be part of a team that values your talent. 

Job Summary

The Compliance Officer is responsible for undertaking audits and reviews in order to ensure that health and safety regulations, relevant company policies, and agreed best practice are reported on within our organisation, and as necessary those of clients to which the organisation is contracted to work with. This includes monitoring health and safety policies, conducting risk assessments, providing training, and promoting a good safety culture. The role requires a combination of office and home based working with frequent travel to various sites. Some overnight stays maybe required, and the need for occasional work outside regular office hours in case of emergencies or in response to client needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement health and safety policies, procedures, and guidelines in line with regulatory requirements, company policy and recognised best practice for both the internal organisation and external clients.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments and site inspections to identify potential hazards and ensure compliance with stated aims and safety regulations, maintaining accurate records of all inspections and audits.
  • Ensuring the completion of regular reviews of the fire risk assessments to make note of any changes or additions which may alter the assessed level of risk to the lives of building occupants.
  • Carry out general risk assessments which aim to identify aspects of buildings, or activities of occupants which present hazards to both occupiers and visitors, reporting the findings of the assessments to allow forward plans by building responsible persons to improve health and safety at the premises.
  • Assess the likely risks from legionella bacteria being present in water systems and establish management plans to ensure communal water supplies are tested, water storage facilities are cleaned and the risks are controlled through appropriate schemes.
  • Report accidents, incidents, and near misses, and provide information to senior advisors and management to allow further investigation.
  • Organise and deliver health and safety training programs to other employees.
  • Promote a positive health and safety culture within the organisation through communication and engagement initiatives.
  • Assist in the implementation of emergency response plans and conduct regular drills.
  • Provide advice and support to staff on health and safety matters.
  • Promote and develop the activities of the organisation with existing and potential external clients.

Required Qualifications

  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Fire door visual inspector
  • P405 Management of Asbestos
  • Legionella assessment and management qualification.
  • RPII Operational Inspector, children’s playgrounds.

Skills and Competencies

IOSH membership.

Experience in a health and safety or compliance role.

Basic knowledge health and safety regulations and best practices.

Good problem-solving skills.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Good verbal and written communication skills to convey health and safety information effectively.

Confident in delivering health and safety training programs.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise effectively.

Ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels.

Aptitude for developing effective solutions to health and safety issues.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to