Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Explosives Safety Specialist

Bootle or Bristol
£49,106 - £53,647
21 Dec 2020
18 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Explosives Safety Specialist

Salary £49,106 - £53,647

Bootle or Bristol

Reference: 81313

Extend the influence of your expertise

At HSE, we work with one goal in mind – to help keep Britain’s workforce safe and healthy. We are the independent regulator for occupational health and safety in Great Britain, and our work touches virtually every sector of UK industry. We don’t just inspect workplaces and implement the law, we campaign for better H&S practice, craft and review guidance and regulations, provide specialist products and services, and produce crucial research and statistics.   

The role

As an Explosives Safety Specialist, you’ll apply your breadth of knowledge and expertise across diverse environments – from multinational munitions manufacturers to small fireworks stores. Working with other HSE specialists, you’ll carry out inspections, provide advice and make sure businesses operate within the law to keep their workers safe. You’ll also help shape the future of industry standards and guidelines, all while gaining invaluable experience to add to your record.

Your background

As this is a highly technical role, you’ll already be well-versed in the manufacture, storage and handling of explosive materials, as well as related plant and equipment.  This will include an understanding of the principles of explosives safety. You’ll combine technical experience with strong communication skills and the ability to analyse data and plan effectively. You should also have a degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics, chartered membership of a relevant professional institution and a full UK driving licence.


There’s a lot to look forward to here beyond the generous Civil Service pension and our commitment to flexible working. We put a high value on ongoing personal and professional development and offer access to learning opportunities tailored to your role. You can also expect annual leave of least 25 days.

Our work affects people’s lives across the UK, and it’s important that our teams reflect the diversity of the society we work to protect. So we look for people to bring different skills, perspectives and experience from all walks of life, and particularly welcome BAME, disabled and LGBT+ applicants, currently underrepresented in this discipline within HSE.

Please submit your CV, with a suitability statement of up to 500 words, outlining relevant experience and explaining how you meet the requirements of the role.