Health, Safety & Environment Manager – Full Time –

  • Permanent
  • Burnley
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Address Region: Lancashire


At Warburtons, family is at the heart of our business. Five generations’ worth of expertise that goes into making our bakery products allows us to continue a tradition of baking inherited over the past 141 years.

 Warburtons is the largest bakery brand in the UK, but that doesn’t allow us to rest on our laurels. We are pioneers of the industry and ambitious market leaders, always seeking to challenge ourselves and convention. It is part of our philosophy to provide honest good sense on issues of health and well-being, helping the whole family to enjoy our products as part of a healthy, balanced diet, through a range of products to suit all meal occasions, lifestyles and tastes.
As ‘Britain’s Best Loved Food Brand’ we have been baking bread since 1876.  Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family company supplying 18,000 retail customers from 12 bakeries and 14 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free.  Our family of 4,500 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies’ to work for.
Family and values are what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.

The Recipe

Are you a Health, Safety & Environmental Manager with experience of working within a fast-paced manufacturing and distribution environment and ready for your next challenge?  This fantastic opportunity is available due to an internal secondment shortly coming to an end, we will be looking to you to continue to develop the engagement and embed the Safety culture and to support our Health and Safety strategy.  
Based in our Burnley bakery your remit will cover the manufacturing and distribution functions across the North West. Working alongside our General Manager as part of the site leadership team your role will be to promote and strengthen our existing health and safety culture.  With a natural energy and infectious enthusiasm, you’ll make a difference with your ability to contribute to the national HSE agenda with the Head of HSE and to influence and lead the health, safety and environment agenda at site.
We are dedicated to ensuring our working environment and people are “Always Safe” whilst also promoting our environmental agenda.  
Keeping our people, customers and environment safe makes us proud to be Warburtons.

Key Accountabilities and Measures

With an engaging style and an excellent understanding of Health, Safety & Environmental requirements, you will be responsible for ensuring site progress in line with the national safety agenda. Crucially, you will be a real team player with excellent communication skills who can build and maintain good relationships to drive the safety and environment agenda forward.  Your expertise will support you as the site safety and environmental lead for site specific projects / installations where you will provide advice and guidance. You will also be responsible for the line management and development of the HSE Advisor on site.
Due to the requirements and responsibilities of the role we will be looking for you to hold a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent and ideally an IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management or Foundation level however experience of working on a permitted site or knowledge of environmental systems would also be taken into consideration.

Essential Ingredients

* Experience in a Health & Safety Manager role, ideally within a fast-paced manufacturing environment (FMCG)
* NEBOSH diploma or equivalent
* Experience of driving a safety culture through recognised channels
* Excellent understanding, through previous experience, of all aspects of Health, Safety & Environment (including legislation, audit handling and management systems)

Extra Dough

At last and by no means yeast you will want to know what your bread is worth.
* A slice of the annual profits 
* Family time is important to us so as well as your usual holiday entitlement you have the opportunity to purchase an additional five day’s holiday per year
* Award winning pension scheme 
* Private medical insurance and life assurance
* Products you will love along with deals and discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website
* Continued investment in your personal development
* Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew!

We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do.


Job Type: Permanent

Location: Burnley

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