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Health, Safety & Environment Advisor

Location:  Burnley
Function:  Manufacturing
Job Reference:  2144
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  17/12/2021
Date:  19-Nov-2021

Are you an experienced Health, Safety & Environmental Advisor with a passion for coaching and partnering your teams to embed a solid health & safety culture? 

Working alongside our HSE Manager at our Burnley bakery you will be an important part of our Health, Safety & Environmental team in the fast-paced world of food manufacturing where Health & Safety is at the forefront of everything we do. This is an exciting opportunity to stretch, challenge and support our teams to be the very best they can be using your investigation skills to probe, clarify and upskill as you go.

Proud to be dedicated to ensuring our working environment and people are “Always Safe”.

The Recipe


As a valued member of our Health & Safety team you’ll be working across our sites & depots, your role will be as diverse as it is varied. Our Health, Safety & Environment teams are responsible for our bakery and distribution sites and ensuring standards are maintained and improved continuously. 

You will be involved in managing and supporting Health, Safety & Environmental training courses, working with our trainers to supply content and ideas and delivering key Health & Safety training at site so you’ll be confident in promoting and presenting to groups of people. You will have experience in safety management systems and compliance and using your investigation skills you will identify non-conformities in data and work with our teams to implement an action plan. We’ll need your skills in auditing and compliance management of standards and be interested in your views on Continuous Improvement.

You will have a coaching style and will enable our teams to implement Health & Safety requirements across the sites, working with our teams to embed a business partnering approach and upskill our teams by driving cultural change. It’s vitally important that you engage with our teams to understand the importance of Health, Safety and Environmental obligations and that you become the industry expert on site. Supported by the HSE Manager, you’ll be the go-to person for advice and guidance so building relationships will be key to your success.

The role also covers an element of environmental responsibility and an understanding of what working within a food manufacturing environment is all about. If you have an understanding of The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR), HACCP, Puwer & IEMA it would be advantageous but is not essential.


As a Health, Safety & Environmental Advisor you’ll be working as part of our wider Health, Safety & Environmental team and involved with our National standards and projects, as a family we have one team and one way of working. 

There will be the occasional need to travel to our Widnes depot as part of the job therefore you must have a valid UK driving licence.

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 16 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.

Essential Ingredients


With your engaging and influential style, you will have a natural curiosity and a desire to learn and share your expertise. You’ll ensure that best practice standards are developed and maintained on site. With the opportunity to identify and implement improvements, you’ll be a natural at encouraging and persuading your colleagues to adopt best practise safety standards.

•    Experience of working as a Health, Safety & Environmental Advisor in a similar role
•    NEBOSH certificate or equivalent 
•    Excellent investigative skills, able to probe and clarify where required
•    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications & managing a Health & Safety Database
•    There is an element of occasional travel therefore you must hold a valid UK Driving Licence

Extra Dough


At last and by no means least, you will want to know what your breads worth.

•    Competitive Base Salary
•    A slice of the annual profits 
•    Family time is important to us so as well as your holiday entitlement, we'll give you the opportunity to purchase up to an extra 5 days holiday each year
•    Award winning pension scheme 
•    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!
•    Support for your health and wellbeing, including access to free physiotherapy, 24/7 access to a confidential helpline for practical advice and a comprehensive occupational health service

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.


The closing date for applications will be Friday 17th of December 2021 but this date can be brought forward so please apply ASAP to avoid disappointment.