Health Safety and Environment Manager

Ref: HSAEM-C-T-39175
City/Region: County Tyrone
Salary: Competitive

Karro Cookstown provides a complete range of pork products in both own label and brand format to the retail, foodservice, wholesale and manufacturing markets and is committed to building solid customer relationships and providing the highest quality of service.

This will be a challenging, yet rewarding role where the incumbent will be required to develop and review the health and safety and environmental management systems ensuring that the site is operating at best practice levels at all times. The successful individual will be expected to provide leadership, support and guidance to the senior management team on areas within their remit. A key part of the role will involve liaising with external parties e.g. health and safety executive (HSE), fire and rescue service, environmental health and the PSNI as required to keep informed of new initiatives and best practice and to communicate emergency planning requirements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Create, maintain and improve the health and safety standards throughout the site
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that safety legislation is followed
  • Lead the site plan and implement, monitor and review protective and preventative measures
  • Developing and improving the internal health and safety policy
  • Key to ensuring that policies and practices are adopted in order to minimize operational losses, occupational health problems, and accidents
  • Negotiating with the management team and safety representatives to try to eliminate conflict between production and safety considerations
  • Producing statistics and identifying key themes and trends for managers after reporting and analyzing accidents and near misses
  • Facilitating team initiatives for improvement and idea sharing
  • Delivering health and safety training
  • Liaising with officials from regulatory authorities to ensure the organisation is compliant with mandatory regulations

Skills and experience:

  • Demonstrable track record of achievement in a senior health and safety role, with a thorough knowledge of health and safety regulations and legislation
  • Ambition and true self-motivation, the role requires high energy and flexibility
  • Excellent communicator, with an engaging, motivational and professional attitude
  • Logical thinker, with a systematic and consistent approach, with the courage of their convictions in order to challenge appropriately and where necessary
  • Experience of proactively promoting best practise and successfully, engaging factory teams to make and accept change
  • Experience of facilitating and leading team initiatives to drive improvement and ideation
  • Professional diploma/or working towards a professional diploma in health and safety management or equivalent
  • NEBOSH Diploma in occupational health and safety or environmental management (or willing to study towards)
  • IOSH
  • Ability to work in an environment of constantly changing demands

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Competitive contributory pension

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro Food Group is a major UK food business, employing c. 5,000 people over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland and generating turnover of £1.2bn. Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked meat products, and, following its recent acquisition of Young's Seafood, is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally.

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