Health Safety and Environment Officer, Job Ref. JO2729
South West Donegal
Salary Neg. DOE
Full time hours
We are currently working with a leading FMCG Food company who are growing at a rapid degree. Due to this growth they now wish to see applications from interested and suitable candidates to join their team as a Health, Safety and Environment Officer.
This position will be a fully comprehensive and hands on role.

Role profile:
Reporting to the General Manager you will be accountable for all of the health safety and environment activities related to business. This business is a 24 /7 operation employing in excess of 300 people, the successful candidate will provide a safe working environment for all employees, contractors, visitors and customers.
You will be responsible for the development and implementation of a Health Safety and Environment management system and will provide Health and Safety leadership and guidance while simultaneously reporting environment health and safety performance directly to the Board.

Duties & responsibilities: (associated with this role include, but are not limited to the following)
-To achieve strategic targets by reducing the number of accidents, reducing waste, increasing energy efficiencies and growing organisational awareness of Health and Safety through Staff and Visitor Safety Promotion Campaigns.
-To conduct environmental health and safety inspections and audits so that gaps or shortfalls are identified, timely improvement plans implemented and compliance and or savings are achieved without delay.  To play an active part in the membership of Board Bia’s Origin Green initiative.
-To prevent accidents by raising employee and contractor Health and Safety awareness, training employees to manage risk and encouraging everyone to be proactive in reducing risk. The HS&E officer will coordinate a team-focussed approach to achieving Environmental Health and Safety targets.
-To investigate record and report on all EHS incidents be they accidents, near misses, personal injuries or environmental infractions, ensuring we meet our regulatory reporting responsibilities at all times. KPIs will be agreed and analysis of relevant safety indicators such as LTI rates etc. will be reported on a monthly basis.
-To liaise with all related government bodies, regulating agencies, external contractors and site visitors to ensure our Health Safety and Environment systems are up-to-date, fit for purpose and never compromised. You will manage the Environmental Health and Safety element of all external audits.
-To coordinate the Company’s emergency procedures and ensure fire alarms and fire prevention equipment is tested, fit for purpose and that a proper administration system is in place to ensure full and continuous regulatory compliance.
-To be an active member of the Health and Safety Committee advising and directing the group so that it remains 100% legally compliant, build a best practice model, review and update policies and procedures and oversee a rolling risk assessment review of all bakery activities.
-To work with the Production, Maintenance, HR and Quality teams to achieve organisational KPIs and to coordinate the safe management of our fleet with the Transport Manager.
-To establish budget proposals for the effective operation of the Health Safety and Environment department as well as coordinating specific training programs around Health Safety and Environment.

Suitable candidates will have a relevant third level HSE qualification /be NEBOSH part-qualified and ideally hold IOSH Membership coupled with a minimum 2 years experience in a similar role involving the implementation of a HSE Management system.
It is essential that you have experience of working successfully in a team environment have strong communication skills, and a “Can Do” attitude.
Attention to detail and the ability and willingness to “bring people with you” are key to this role.
Preference will be given to those who also have experience within an FMCG environment with a working knowledge of HACCP.

Please note:
Unless a closing date is detailed/stipulated in the text of an advert then there is no fixed closing date and any closing date shown on the website you are reviewing this role on is not a closing date as such but a date for removing the advert. This also means that sometimes a role may close / fill with little or no notice.
Wherever possible we endeavour to notify applicants if they have been unsuccessful, however, due to the large volume of applications that we receive for each position this is not always possible.
Applications/expressions of interest can/will only be accepted from those living within a reasonable commutable distance of the place of work or those genuinely willing and able to relocate.

Interested in this role?
To express your interest in this role please forward your C.V. to us in “word format only” with an accompanying cover letter/email highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the essential criteria.
You should also include the Job Reference Number AND the Job Title (noted above).
Suitable candidates will be screened and contacted, your interest gauged and permission sought to send your C.V. to our hiring client for review. All applications are treated in strict confidence.

Additional Information:
Our clients reserve the right to enhance the short-listing criteria where and when this is deemed necessary.
Candidates who do not meet the essential criteria for this role may be contacted in the future to discuss other roles.
Sending your CV to us is initially an expression of interest in a role not a direct application, suitable applicants will be contacted to discuss further prior to their CV being released to a client.
As an organisation, Network Recruitment is continually committed to equality and valuing diversity within its organisation/workforce.
We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds.
We are an equal opportunities employer and act on behalf of both our candidates and clients as a professional Recruitment Consultancy and Agency.

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