EHS Legal Compliance Specialist

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced EHS Legal Compliance Specialist to join our internal consultancy team at The Compliance People.

An ideal candidate would have experience as an EHS consultant, or EHS experience across different industries. Knowledge and understanding of EHS legislation and how it applies to different organisations is a must.

This role is predominantly home-based, with some flexibility to work around your other commitments, be that walking to dog or doing the school run.

The main focal point of this job is to support our Legislation Update Service (LUS). In doing this, your week could include a combination of the following activities:

  • Overseeing and assigning work to the internal consultancy team.
  • Proofing EHS entries for LUS to ensure they are accurate and meet our strict quality requirements.
  • Ensuring content on LUS is published within set timeframes so that our clients have access to current legal requirements.
  • Supporting members of the team to broaden and build their knowledge of the more complex EHS legislation that affect our clients.
  • Managing our EHS helpline service; assigning queries to a member of the team or answering the helpline yourself.
  • Running in-house training sessions on EHS legislation or related topics.
  • Attending training to expand your knowledge and understanding of EHS legal requirements for the UK or Republic of Ireland.
  • Setting up a legal register for a client in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

This role is 80% home working and 20% in our offices in Blackburn, Lancashire, so you will need to live within commuting distance of Blackburn or plan to relocate. You may also need to accompany one of our external consultants on occasional visits to client sites in the UK while you get to know our business.

What we are looking for in a candidate


  • Practical experience of environment, health and safety management, spanning a range of business sectors.
  • Experience of researching, summarising and presenting findings in writing and verbally.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office applications and working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of working to strict deadlines and working to and achieving performance targets.
  • Experience of resource planning and assigning workloads.
  • Experience developing and delivering training in different formats, for an internal or external audience.
  • Experience of identifying and reporting on environment, health and safety issues within a broad range of business sectors and making recommendations to address those issues.


  • Good working knowledge of ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 9001.
  • High level of proficiency in spoken and written English, including grammar rules and ability to apply standard English grammar rules to written work.
  • Good working knowledge of the legal framework within the UK.
  • Ability to practically apply knowledge of environment, health and safety legislation in a business setting.
  • Ability to manage projects, prioritise and assign tasks to others.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to explain relevant and often complex issues to a range of audiences.
  • Ability to mentor and support junior members of staff.

Education and qualifications

  • Demonstrate a commitment to Continuous Professional Development (essential).
  • Full driving licence and the use of own vehicle with insurance for business use, to undertake occasional travel as required (essential).
  • NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate (desirable).
  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Health and Safety (desirable).
  • Study of an appropriate subject, such as Environmental Studies or Health and Safety at degree level (desirable).
  • Appropriate level of membership of a relevant professional body (e.g. Practitioner membership of IEMA or Tech membership of IOSH) (desirable).
  • Appropriate training qualification (desirable).
  • Internal auditor qualification (desirable).
  • You will also need to have a flexible approach to working hours to meet work demands/priorities.

What you get in return

Our highly experienced multi-disciplinary team will support you as you further develop your understanding and skills in EHS compliance.

We pride ourselves on having a family-friendly, flexible working environment. We recognise that work is one part of our lives and making time for the other things is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. Along with a competitive salary, we offer a range of other benefits to support work/life balance, including:

  • a 37 hour flexible working week;
  • working from home and the office;
  • 27 days annual leave (with an additional 1 day per year up to 5 days) in addition to bank holidays;
  • 3 volunteer days;
  • pension scheme with up to 10% employer contribution;
  • paid professional membership subscriptions;
  • health cover;
  • cycle to work scheme; and
  • car lease scheme.

Working for The Compliance People is unlike working for any other consultancy or compliance service. Through our social enterprise model, we deliver professional environment, health, safety and quality compliance in a competitive market. However, instead of our profits going to shareholders, they are gift-aided to our charity ‘Newground Together’, in support of environment, social and community projects.

Please submit a CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role to [email protected]

CVs sent without a covering letter will not be considered.

Salary: £44,500.00 per year