Never a dull moment
I deal with all things health and safety, whether that’s physical slips, trips and falls, or psychological well-being. I also provide safety assurance to ensure we are legally compliant while conducting our business. Because safety is always evolving, there’s a constant requirement to manage change.
As the health and safety point of contact at a Defence Munitions site, there’s never a dull moment. I provide support across munitions, material handling equipment, fire safety, radiation, first aid, explosive licensing, environment, resilience, conservation, and workplace wellbeing.
From motor trade professional to defence OHSE advisor
My previous roles have included working within the motor trade, being a community educator promoting nutrition, a director of a go-kart track and the most challenging role – a single parent. I’d reached a stagnant point of working in the private sector and I was trawling recruitment sites looking for inspiration when I noticed a DE&S advert. I’d never considered becoming a civil servant before because I hadn’t realised that I could transfer my skills, however after researching the organisation and the opportunities available, I saw there was a place for me at DE&S. The main thread throughout my career has been people and processes, so a role in health and safety felt like a good fit.
I joined DE&S in an administrative support role, before gaining promotion as an OHSE Advisor within six months. I’m still continuing to learn and develop every day.