Health, Safety & Environment Manager

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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Health, Safety & Environment Manager  - Wakefield

Are you a Health, Safety & Environment Manager with experience in a manufacturing environment and looking for your next opportunity? 

You will be based predominantly at our site in Yorkshire however your remit will cover the manufacturing and distribution functions in the North-East across four sites, two in Wakefield, and the others in Stockton and Howden. We have 600 colleagues on site working across a food manufacturing and busy distribution environment. There will be an element of travel required.

We have approximately 5,000 colleagues in our business, and we all work together to create our success and look after each other. We want all our colleagues to go home to their families in the same condition they came to work at the end of every day. Our vision is to provide a safe working environment by promoting a positive culture and continuously improving the health and safety of our colleagues whilst fulfilling our obligations to protect the environment. We are proud to be working hard to continually improve our standards across our 28 sites and put safety at the forefront of how we operate.

The Recipe

Safety is our number one priority and, working alongside the General Manager as part of the site leadership team, your role will be to promote and strengthen our existing health and safety culture.  We are looking for you to have a passion, combined with HSE knowledge and ability, will enable you to lead the health, safety, and environment agenda. You’ll make a difference at site and contribute to the national HSE strategy (with the Head of HSE).

With an engaging approach and industrial experience, you will be responsible for ensuring site progress in line with the national safety agenda, this will be measured by a combination of KPI’s, internal/external audits and project completion. Continuous improvement is practiced across the business, and you’ll be expected to identify improvement opportunities not only in HSE but also cross functionally.  

Crucially, you will be a real team player who can build and maintain strong relationships, at all levels, to drive the safety and environment agenda forward.  Your technical expertise will support you as the site health, safety and environmental lead for site specific projects/installations where you will provide advice and guidance. 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.

You will also be responsible for the line management and development of a team of HSE Advisors based at the different locations..

Essential Ingredients

NEBOSH diploma or equivalent

•    Experience in a Health & Safety Manager role, ideally within a manufacturing environment (FMCG)
•    Proven ability to make significant decisions in a timely manner, challenging when appropriate 
•    Experience of delegating and inspiring others to take responsibility for HS&E
•    Evidence of improving the safety culture through recognised channels
•    Understanding, through previous experience, of all aspects of Health, Safety & Environment (including legislation, audit handling and management systems

Extra Dough

•    Family time is important to us so we'll give you five weeks annual leave with an option to purchase an additional 5 days each year   
•    Ongoing development and investment in you
•    A share of our Annual profits paid out just in time for Christmas
•    A fully-stocked kitchen full of our freshly baked products
•    Award winning pension plan
•    Life assurance
•    Discount vouchers and products you’ll love
•    Benefits for you and the family to enjoy
•    Family Fun Days, Charity Events & Social activities

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.


We are an incredibly successful business with ambitious plans for future growth – a future you could be part of. Our success is built on 130 years of heritage, but our drive ensures we are relevant for the 21st century.

We produce over 2 million bakery products a day, and deliver to over 13,300 customers a week; these impressive figures show that we are definitely a company on the rise.

You could be part of one of Britain’s best loved brands and as your career progresses with us, you will become another of our essential ingredients.

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