DIO – Senior Health and Safety Advisor – Legionella Technical Lead – Department for International Development – Rosyth

Department for International Development

Job summary

Do you want to work for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and play a key role in keeping our country safe through caring for the Defence estate and those that depend on it? DIO manages the Defence estate, one of the UK’s largest and most diverse property portfolios, enabling the armed forces and Defence civilians to live, work, train and deploy. From net carbon-zero accommodation to runways for the F35 fighter jets, our outputs are unique in the UK and across the globe!

Learn much more about DIO in our Candidate Information Guide attached. 

About DIO

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Job description

An excellent and exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Senior Health and Safety Advisor to join a fast paced and agile DIO’s Regional Health and Safety team as their Legionella Technical lead.

The team provides the intelligent customer capability for Health and Safety within DIO, through our proactive and engaging approach to assurance and performance; we seek to monitor and develop DIO policy and standards to meet H&S legislation, codes of practice and MOD policies. Our team delivers a professional support capability for estate infrastructure areas in respect of H&S advice. Join the team! and become part of a growing Health and Safety community.

The right candidate will support the development of an embedded Health and Safety focused culture across the Organisation and promote excellent safety behaviours.

They will be a specialist in Health and Safety legislation and standards to assist with compliance and continuous improvement of DIO through the creation of innovative ways to measure Health and Safety performance, so they are accurately monitored. This role is to be the organisations lead on legionella.

The role requires an outstanding communicator to spread the message and promote DIO values of safety first?

Person specification

• Working in collaboration with Regional Delivery and our Maintenance Management contractors in the implementation of standards and procedures crucial to ensuring compliance with current applicable legislation and our internal policies.

• MOD Technical Authority lead for Legionella Health and Safety policy, guidance, and processes.

• Working in collaboration with Regional Delivery and our Maintenance Management contractors in the implementation of standards and procedures crucial to ensuring compliance with current applicable legislation and our internal policies.

• MOD Technical Authority lead for Legionella Health and Safety policy, guidance, and processes.

• Coaching and mentoring project teams and supervisors in behavioural safety and intervention techniques in response to poor safety practices or unsafe acts encountered on site.

• Actively promoting close call reporting across operation activities and projects, encouraging and mentoring site teams in use of the electronic Incident reporting systems, proving root cause analysis.

• Providing professional advice and guidance and mentorship to project management, supervisors, workforce and contractors as the subject matter expert on Legionella.

• Undertaking site safety tours and inspections

• Proactively engaging with DIO workforce to deliver H&S training and up skill the respective teams.

• Developing policy and procedures through engagement with the wider subject matter specialists within DIO

• Undertake (based on risk) deep drive assurance reviews within the organisation to establish H&S compliance with the Legionella regulations.

• Provide H&S support to the contracts function through undertaking Pre-qualification questions (PQQ) reviews, tender evaluations.

• Adopting DIO’s values and using these to improve performance

Desirable Experience and Skills 

Membership of a Health and Safety Institution


Must hold a Full UK Driving Licence – Requirement to travel to remote sites which are not easily accessible by public transport


MUST HOLD NEBOSH Diploma in HEALTH AND SAFETY or equivalent. Must hold a certificate of competence in legionella from BOHS.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:


Changing and Improving

Delivering at Pace

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:


Changing and Improving


Highly competitive with an average employer contribution of 27%.

Alternative working practices such as working from home.

Opportunity to join one of our several D&I Networks. We value diversity and are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service.

Enhanced Parental Leave.

Most sites have free car parking, Sports & Social Clubs, Gym, on site shops and subsidised canteens. 

To learn more about our full range of benefits, view our Candidate Information Guide attached.


This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.
Please be advised the department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Working Pattern

The post advertised is for 37 hours net, however the Ministry of Defence offers a range of flexibilities to enable a better work-life balance for employees. Flexible working, Part-Time working and Job Share working patterns will be considered.

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using , and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

Please ensure that at the application and interview stages of the campaign you review the Success Profiles Framework to assist you in the demonstration of your skills and experience.

Your suitability for the role will be assessed using the Success Profile elements that have been chosen for this campaign. Each element will be scored accordingly, and the successful candidate will be appointed on merit.

At application stage you will be assessed against the following:



Changing and Improving


CV – Job History, Full Qualification details and Previous Skills & Experience

Personal Statement – Health and Safety experience of working within building and estates infrastructure. Experience of leading a legionella management programme. Experience of being a technical lead for legionella.

At interview you will be assessed against the above PLUS the following:


Delivering at a Pace

We want to offer opportunities to all who are successful at interview for our roles, but this isn’t always possible, so we do hold candidates on an active reserve list for 12 months. It is also possible that we may offer similar lower graded role/s to reserve candidates or, if no reserves are appointed, candidates that meet the lower grade criteria in merit order.

Application sifting is scheduled to take place on week commencing: 20/02/2023.

Interviews will take place face to face and will be conducted week commencing: 27/02/2023.

A minimum of 2 full working days’ notice will be provided for interviews. We endeavour to stick to these dates, but these are subject to change around business needs.

To assist with your application please find attached below: 

1. DIO Candidate Information Guide

For help and support with your application check out our

and the

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is .

.People working with government assets must complete checks.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

UK nationals

nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

nationals of the Republic of Ireland

nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the

relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service

relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service

certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Working for the Civil Service

The sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s .The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

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