Job Purpose

  • Champion HSE management on site and actively promote a developing safety culture within the site.
  • Ensure that HSE key performance indicators are fully integrated into, and properly reflected, in overall site performance reporting. 
  • Ensure that HSE management systems remain current to ensure legal compliance.
  • Act as the site’s expert resource on all HSE and employer liability claims issues
  • Champion the need for improvements year on year in driving down accidents, management of near misses and in improving the sites employers’ liability claims performance
  • Champion the need for improvements year on year in driving down key Environmental Indicators and leading the management of customer environmental initiatives.
  • Support the delivery of the Bernard Matthews audit programme, working on a cross category basis as an auditor on other Business Unit sites.
  • Key site contact with HSE and other enforcing bodies and emergency services

  • Provide advice and support to the site in the planning, measuring, reviewing and auditing on HSE activities to meet legal requirements, and Company Policies and procedures
  • Keep up to date with new legislation, Company and other safety information, to be able to fulfill the duties of the role
  • Contribute to continuous improvement projects, whist ensuring HSE requirements are still met
  • Managing the HSE function including support for staff to ensure delivery of objectives
  • Securing effective implementation of Bernard Matthews, exec and local health and safety policies, standards and procedures
  • Providing strategies to plan and organize work systems to reduce HSE risks and recommending suitable adaptations to plant, machinery and processes
  • Planning and setting realistic objectives, decide priorities and drive their achievement within area of control
  • Maintaining Employer’s Liability & other records to ensure confidentiality and compliance with GDPR
  • Contributing to developing programmes to improve working practices through the provision of information, training and education
  • Providing management information and statistics related to area of responsibility
  • Promoting a positive HSE culture
  • Implementing and monitoring accident and incident investigation, reporting and analysis
  • Reviewing and auditing arrangements for HSE management and continuously improving these arrangements where appropriate
  • Ensure robust reporting regimes are in place for HSE statistics and KPI’s to both the site management, exec board and Bernard Matthews management
  • To be involved with BPO work as required and appropriate
  • Communication and team working
  • To ensure effective communication is in place within the team and that communication to other factory teams occurs in the appropriate manner.
  • Update the senior leadership team of potential risks
  • To have in place systems and procedures
  • To be confident in the use of PC systems
  • Responsible for coordinating site visits
  • Receiving and collating reports for management review
  • Contributes to reviews of how operational performance can be improved on and how a company wide improvement culture can be established
  • Participates in team wide culture of generating and implementing continuous improvement methods
  • To undertake such additional duties as may be reasonably required commensurate with the level of responsibility within the site

  • Site accident/incident rates
  • Completed training delivery
  • Environmental KPI’s (to be evaluated)
  • Compliance against all legislative requirements
  • Compliance against all customer requirements
  • Employee engagement including workforce and succession planning
  • ETI Breaches

  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 + years Health and Safety experience in a manufacturing environment (food industry would be desirable).
  • Chartered Membership of IOSH, or working towards
  • IEMA or similar environmental qualification.
  • Significant relevant operational experience – preferably within the food industry
  • Leadership skills
  • Good understanding of the requirements of the H&S Management System: ISO 45001 and have experience of incorporating H&S Management Systems within businesses.
  • Experience of being externally audited by Regulators and other interested parties.
  • Experience of carrying out H&S Audits, Risk Assessments and Method Statements.
  • Accident investigation and RIDDOR reporting experience.
  • Demonstrate understanding of relevant H&S legislation
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident, assertive and diplomatic and able to influence senior management.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Competent PC and IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Problem solving and analytical abilities and able to work under own initiative
  • Excellent time management skills, prioritise workload and perform well under pressure

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