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H&S Advisor/CDM Consultant/Principal Designer | Consultancy | Kent | £55k

H&S Advisor/CDM Consultant/Principal Designer | Consultancy | Kent | £55k

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  • Permanent
  • Kent, UK
  • 55,000 GBP / Year

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Health & Safety Advisor/CDM Advisor/Principal Designer

Property & Construction

Ashford, Kent

£45,000 – £55,000 per annum

A leading consultancy in Kent is looking to grow their team with the addition of a Health & Safety/CDM professional. We are looking for a knowledgeable and competent individual who comes from a design and consultancy background.

My client boast a wealth of experience providing innovative Health and Safety services within the construction industry. Their range of health and safety services help meet the needs of their ever-increasing client base, from principal designer services and CDM support services.

The opportunity is to support the Safety Directors and work a part of the UK wide team. You will work across an impressive client portfolio undertaking a wide range of schemes including new build, refurbishment, high end residential, local government and both tier 1 & 2 contractors. The teams key focus include area commercial, education, health, residential and MOD.


  • Complying with the responsibilities of the principal designer under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (“CDM 2015”).
  • Informing and assisting clients in discharging their duties at each stage of the process under CDM 2015.
  • Visiting sites and carrying out an initial appraisal to establish existing hazards and site restrictions.
  • Attendance at design team meetings, workshops, and project progress meetings.
  • Setting up the design risk register and carrying out CDM design reviews / workshops with the design team to focus on the significant design, construction, and operation and maintenance risks.
  • Assist designers to design out risk and maintain design risk register.
  • Preparation of RIBA Stage CDM / Principal Designer reports.
  • Advising and assisting clients in the appointment of designers and contractors
  • Preparation and issue of the Pre Construction Information.
  • Submission of the F10 Notification to the HSE and review of Construction Phase Plans prior to works starting on site.
  • Carrying out site inspections during the construction phase to monitor compliance.
  • Collating and delivering the Health and Safety File at completion of the project.
  • Undertaking site H&S inspections and report writing.
  • Assist with the writing of risk assessments and safe systems of work for clients.
  • Assist with client annual memberships to recognized SSIP schemes.
  • Help maintain internal compliance to health and safety requirements and embed a culture of safety.

Health & Safety Advisor/CDM Advisor/Principal Designer

  • Minimum 2 – 3 years’ post-qualification experience in the construction industry, performing the Principal Designer and/or CDM Client Advisor role under CDM 2015
  • NEBOSH General & Construction Certification
  • Technical member (or higher) IOSH
  • An excellent understanding of of Health & Safety and CDM 2015
  • Ideally come from design and consultancy background
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in the management and administration of activities pursuant to the CDM 2015 Regulations.
  • Excellent oral, written and numeracy skills
  • Proficient in the use of IT including Microsoft software, especially Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Full UK driver’s license


  • Competitive salary
  • Career progression
  • Flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Private healthcare
  • Professional membership fees paid
  • Plus additional benefits


If this opportunity sounds of interest please feel free to get in touch with Ashley via 07562 945 691 or alternatively send your CV to

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Job Overview
Health & Safety
Offered Salary
GBP55,000 Per YEAR
Job Location
Kent, UK
Job Type

Ashley Talbott

Principal Consultant | Health & Safety - Fire Safety