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Health, Safety, Security and Assurance

Health, Safety, Security and Assurance

What we do

Every day is different for our Health, Safety, Security and Assurance teams. Driven by their ambition to be one of our sector’s health and safety leaders by 2025, we look to this department to set the strategic direction for health and safety at South West Water. Interpreting legislation, managing risk and meeting business challenges is certainly no mean feat – but this team enjoys plenty of fun along the way too.

Not only do they enable us to deliver water to people across the South West, it’s also down to our Health, Safety, Security and Assurance teams to ensure that our people are safe at work – enriching their physical and mental wellbeing wherever possible. Whether you’re experienced or just starting out, if you’re a people-person who loves solving problems, dive in. This is your opportunity to help make great things happen every day while enjoying support, progression and building a career somewhere that cares as much as you.


Our teams

Field Advisors

Our Field Advisors spend their days out and about in the Great South West. From delivering coaching and mentoring sessions to understanding how water treatment centres work – it’s down to them to safely deliver our health and safety strategy.

Security Team

From the water our customers drink to the critical national infrastructure South West Water owns, it’s down to our Security team to make sure our physical and digital assets are safe, secure and protected.

Strategy and Performance

Our Strategy and Performance team delivers the plans to help us achieve our short and long-term health and safety goals.

Our people

Meet the team

Occupational Health Adviser

“I enjoy my role as it’s very varied and no two days are the same. I get to meet a range of people across the business and am able to use my nursing qualification to support my colleagues’ health within the workplace. I’m particularly proud of my work during the pandemic. I had to quickly get up to speed with COVID and the ever-changing medical evidence and government advice, and how it related to the workplace, on top of my usual role.”

HSSA Strategy and Performance Manager

“I wanted to join an organisation that makes a difference and South West Water does exactly that – by delivering clean water to customers while maintaining our beaches and rivers. I enjoy being part of a highly-driven and motivated team. Having previously served in the British Army, I’m used to working with people towards a common goal. At South West Water, we move forward together, even in the face of adversity. Creating Health and Safety strategies that drive engagement and best practice can be challenging but our fantastic team enables us to facilitate improvement.”

Health, Safety, Security and Assurance Advisor

“Our no.1 goal is making sure everyone gets home safe at the end of the day. I really enjoy helping people resolve safety issues and helping make my colleagues’ working days a little easier. Getting involved in projects and working groups is great because of the collaborative work involved. It’s always good to learn about other parts of the business to improve my own knowledge and see what positive steps people are taking to stay safe. My colleagues are great to work with and are always willing to help one another out.”

Life in the office

From Regulations to Marketing, our Head Office is home to a range of South West Water teams. Bright, airy and spacious, Peninsula House is a collaborative space where over 200 people come together to build a better future for the South West. Not only will you be welcomed by a fun, friendly atmosphere every time you step through the doors, you’ll also find endless opportunities to build an incredible career – and friendships – here.

Easy to reach from the M5 and Exeter city centre, commuting to Peninsula House is straightforward – and you’ll have plenty of parking spots to choose from when you arrive. Looking for something to do at lunch? As well as our on-site cafe, you’ll find shops and a supermarket just a short walk away, ensuring you’re always spoilt for choice.

Life on site

From reservoirs to pumping stations and treatment works, our sites are the hubs that keep our water networks flowing. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to supply our customers with top quality water. Producing millions of litres of clean water every day is no easy task – and our teams of on-site specialists go above and beyond to ensure quality always comes first.

Whether you’re monitoring water quality equipment, sampling our water, or ensuring everyone goes home safe at the end of the day, you’ll be supported every step of the way as part of our tight-knit, sociable on-site teams.

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Sorry we don’t currently have any vacancies available in our Health, Safety, Security and Assurance team. Why not take a look at all the vacancies we have on offer within South West Water and the other brands within the Pennon Group?