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HSE Manager

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Date: 18-Mar-2023

Location: Bristol, BST, GB

Company: Kerry

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about. 

About the role

Here at Kerry, we are currently recruiting for a HSE Manager, on a permanent basis onsite in Portbury, Bristol (UK). The ideal candidate will be someone who posses a solid background in HSE through a combination of education and experience, to take real ownership of a busy and varied role. You will be a conscientious leader who can support and drive positive change, alongside being a confident communicator. reporting into our SLT. Please be aware that due to location of this site, it is preferable that applying candidates have access to their own transport. 

Key responsibilities

  • Works in conjunction with site management and the Regional HSE team to drive the safety agenda.
  • Actively engages the front line and management to maintain and own the pro-active safety culture.
  • Creates the forums and opportunities to involve and communicate with colleagues.
  • Creates/develops standards/performance frameworks for performance assessment and benchmarking (e.g., ISO ISO14001/ISO50001/SMETA/SWA)
  • Coordinates the generation and routine maintenance/review of risk assessment and safe systems of work processes.
  • Coordinate incident investigation processes, recording and reporting industrial injuries as required
  • Designates and carries out routine Site Health & Safety/Environmental audits to comply with the local site and wider group requirements.
  • Review, update and maintain Site Health, Safety & Environmental Management Systems, taking account of industry best practice and any prevailing Kerry Group standards (Human Element/Hazardous Processes/LIFE).
  • Support & advise Occupational Health & HR as required to ensure the health & wellbeing of our colleagues.
  • Build effective Company, local, regional & national HSE networks to share & learn best practice.
  • Maintain the Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in line with Company or other prevailing standards (ISO14001 & ISO50001)

Qualifications and skills

  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent qualification (Or actively working towards).
  • Minimum NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent qualification.
  • IEMA or other relevant qualification/experience with the ability to manage in accordance with a PPC permit.
  • Good knowledge of local H&S & Environmental Legislation.
  • PC literate including being able to work with Microsoft Office and H&S software.
  • Able to present written and verbal reports that are understood by the target audience. Can communicate with both internal and external contacts and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven post qualification, Health & Safety & Environment experience in a manufacturing/FMCG/service company. Food and Drink industry experience would be an advantage.
  • Ability to influence and lead the HSE culture at front line level.
  • Professional level membership of a recognised Health & Safety institute (IOSH/IIRSM etc.)

What's in it for me?

Opportunity for career development, matched pension scheme to up to 10% and access to an employee assistance program and employee benefit platform. 

In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences.

One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life.

One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together.

We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally.

Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit. We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.

Get in touch today- we look forward to meeting you!