Health, Safety and Environment Manager

A brilliant opportunity to assist in driving the health and safety strategy at our Bardney site.

What’s it all about?

Reporting to the business Head of Health, Safety and Environment, the purpose of this position is to assist in driving the JDR Health and Safety strategy at the Bardney site.


You will operate as part of the HSE function, with strong links to Bardney Leadership and Manufacturing teams on a day-to-day basis as well as developing a robust relationship with Site General Manager. You will sit as a member of the site leadership team and will be key to driving the site forward as part of this time both within HSE and outside of this function.


The core focus of this role is to play a key part in a team achieving a performance level where the site can truly claim to be and recognised both internally and externally as “Best in Class”. You will support in setting standards for HS&E matters and ensuring compliance is maintained on site.


Key Accountabilities

  • Organise site-specific health and safety, and environmental meetings (from producing the agenda, making bookings with people and venues, to producing minutes and recording actions).
  • Deliver Health and safety communications for corporate safety and environmental messages to ensure that communication is timely and effective eg., compiling safety alerts, tool box talks etc.
  • Own the site health and safety budget to include responsibility for the effective placement of purchase orders, processing of invoices and creating budget forecasts throughout the year.
  • Design and work with the training team to deliver internal H&S training, creating a yearly program of training requirements and ensuring they are delivered to all functions on site.
  • Lead planning, scheduling, and managing the internal and external health and safety audit processes and follow up actions eg., ERM, SML, LRQA (external) and internal audits
  • Prepare presentation material to ensure that HSE data is presented in a logical and engaging format to influence others in the business, including those in our manufacturing teams. Prepare accurate period performance reports for the site and wider business
  • Lead corporate emergency planning and business continuity administration and resource training organisation from a site perspective
  • Drive engagement in HSE from all members of site
  • Manage site security
  • Identify and run campaigns to promote a reduction of near misses or first aid injuries based trending data
  • Always demonstrate the highest personal health and safety standards and work effectively with other team members to carry out the tasks safely and effectively
  • Work with the Head of HSE and business HSE teams to ensure a that HSE vision and strategy is aligned with business and site-specific needs
  • Work with the Site General Manager to develop a site Health, Safety & Environment strategy and action plan to fit with the site objectives, projects and priorities
  • Be an ambassador for change in the business
  • Provide advice and guidance to the site leadership team and capital projects team when on a Bardney project, on health and safety issues.
  • Audit, review and manage HSE systems
  • Ensure all site HSE administration is accurate and completed in a timely manner
  • Prepares and distributes statistics, including period end reports
  • Work with occupational health and HR to ensure that health is managed in equal measure to safety
  • Act in accordance with the JDR Values and behaviours
  • This role has autonomy for managing their workload
  • To work with the Head of HSE and business Environmental Manager to ensure that the day-to-day environmental requirements are managed in a timely manner.

What does "great" look like?

Great Judgement
  • Able to demonstrate where you have made great judgment calls, whilst understanding the wider impact to the business.
  • You will be able to make the right decisions under pressure demonstrating consideration of different priority areas requirements
  • You will have an excellent track record in problem solving, where you can demonstrate actively identifying and implementing continuous improvement with benefits to the business.
  • A strength and resilience of character to take the site and business to a new level.
People Focused
  • You demonstrate Passion for the SPIRIT behaviours and these fit with your own working style.
  • Strong team ethics and a flexible approach are essential qualities for this role as is personal energy and a determination to make a difference.
  • Does not shy away from or avoid positive confrontation in the event of performance issues within the team.
  • The personal presence and professional credibility necessary to have an immediate impact with internal contacts and central functions
Action Orientated
  • Strong ability to lead and influence at all levels eg. Site Leadership Team or Shift Teams
  • Challenge the status quo and you don’t accept poor standards.
  • Inspire others to get things done whilst also delivering results yourself.
  • You will be able to demonstrate how your coaching and mentoring skills have brought out the best in your team.

Experience and Skills

•        You will have experience of managing H&S, ideally where behavioural safety has been rolled out.

•        Have NEBOSH General Certificate as a minimum and be working towards NEBOSH Diploma (level 6)

•        Environmental Management Certificate (Level 3)

•        Actively seeking Chartered Membership of IOSH


At Jordans Dorset Ryvita, our brands have great credentials in environmental sustainability and working with farmers to protect the countryside. Our brands are naturally delicious and sold internationally worldwide.  We’re also a friendly bunch who support each other to do the very best we can and make JDR a great place to work.

Jordans Dorset Ryvita is part of Associated British Foods (ABF), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group, employing 128,000 employees worldwide.

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Closing date for applications: 12 January 2023
Position: Full Time
Location: Bardney

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