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HSE Lead

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Date: 07-Jun-2022

Location: Gainsborough, LIN, 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


We now have a fantastic opportunity for a HSE Lead to join our Senior Management team at our site in Gainsborough. Reporting to the General Manager, you will provide leadership across the factory covering all aspects of HSE management systems. You will also provide technical expertise to members of management & staff and act as a competent person as defined under prevailing statute.

Key responsibilities


  • Primary lead & coordinator for Health & Safety & Environmental activities.
  • Advises management teams on legal requirements, industry best practice, and prevailing group standards
  • 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


Must have

  • Minimum NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent qualification.
  • Graduate or Chartered Membership of IOSH.
  • 2+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • IEMA or other relevant Environmental qualification or experience.
  • Good knowledge with UK H&S & Environmental Legislation.
  • Ability to implement and maintain an EMS in line with ISO 140001.
  • Can communicate with both internal and external contacts and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Preparation and delivery of induction and H&S skills/awareness training.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.


Nice to have

  • Proven post qualification, Health & Safety & Environment experience in a manufacturing/FMCG/service company. 
  • Food and Drink industry experience would be an advantage.
  • Experience of implementing cultural change.
  • Training qualification.