15th Nov, 2023 Read time 3 minutes

Lead SHE Advisor

Location: Melksham
Last Updated: 16th December 2023

Lead SHE Advisor – Monday – Friday 08.30-17.00

We’re the biggest name you’ve never heard of. You’ve probably eaten our food – you just didn’t realise it. We make innovative fresh products, with around 18,500 colleagues working across the UK, US and China. We’re the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry supplying meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers (including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose). We’re ambitious. We’re full of ideas. And we’re ready for more people who share our values and passion for quality to join us.

You will ensure a positive safety culture for the site and be responsible for coordinating the activities required to meet Bakkavor Health, Safety & Environmental standards. You will adapt at taking an active role in a positive safety culture behaviour and be a visible presence to the operation. The ability to challenge and drive change is key alongside being personable, passionate and having the energy to bring this role to life.


  • Working independently as the site H&S advisor; driving and assisting the site management team to achieve action plan targets / site plans
  • Promoting a positive safety culture through workforce engagement and proactive workstreams
  • Providing information & advice in Health & Safety to all levels including training of individuals where appropriate
  • Driving and assisting all departments to undertake risk assessments and identifying solutions on issues identified
  • Driving and assisting the site management team on accident investigation and cooperating and liaising with enforcement agencies and other interested parties where applicable
  • Undertaking – together with the site management team – regular site audits and drive the follow through of any actions as a result
  • Providing accurate information to the management team on accident stats & (environmental stats where applicable) and assisting with solutions to eliminate, reduce risk of reoccurrence and near misses in relation to accidents
  • Inputting and maintaining accurate records of assessments, near misses, safety inspections, audits and actions and participating in the writing of relevant Safe Systems of Work
  • Holding regular site H&S Committee meetings
  • Advising on, implement and Coordinate Legislative Environmental requirements on site

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Previous experience in a SHE/HSE role within food manufacturing
  • The ability to work independently as a site H&S advisor
  • A holder of a Lvl 3 Health and Safety qualification such as the NEBOSH certificate, NVQ or NRCA or otherwise a Lvl 3 qualification working towards Lvl 5.
  • An environmental management qualification would also be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Strong organisation skills and ability to achieve results through people
  • Ability to be adaptable and work under pressure
  • Passion about Health and Safety and the ability to influence peers
  • Flexibility to work unsociable days and hours when needed

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Up to £43,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Private dental insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme

Work Location: In person

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