Safety, Health and Environmental Advisor

Burtons Biscuits Company
Closing date
17 Oct 2019

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Location: Llantarnam, Cwmbran

Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits to include 25 days holiday and company pension

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Hours: Office hours, Monday-Friday

Who Are We?

At Burton’s Biscuits we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!

Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits and snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We’re the only major biscuit manufacturer in the UK to focus solely on biscuits, making us one of the key players in the market. We employ circa 1,600 people around the UK, with the majority of our workforce being based at our three main Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office located in Blackpool and a smaller but equally important Bakery based in Dorset.

We had an amazing 2018, which has included seeing Wagon Wheels featured on the Great British Bake Off and our Llantarnam site featuring on ITV4, as part of their documentary 'Made in Britain'. Along with having amazing brands, we have secured a long term agreement to allow us to manufacture a number of Mars Biscuit branded products and Cathedral City savoury snacks. We are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.

In order to ensure we can continue to make fantastic biscuits, and to help us on this amazing journey, we are proud to announce that in early 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s. This will only increase our baking capabilities across a number of brand new sweet and savoury categories.

As the new home of Thomas Fudge’s premium biscuit brand, Burton’s Biscuits envisage Thomas Fudge’s as forming a key branded range across our existing product portfolio.

What are we all about?

Here at Burton’s Biscuit we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun.

We don’t want to bore you with just a Job description - we want to tell you what it’s really like to work for us?

So let’s start with ….…

Why work as part of our Safety, Health and Environment Team?

Our SHE team provide competent and timely advice and support to all functions within the Bakery environment with the aim of making Burtons a safe, healthy and environmentally desirable place to work.

We are passionate about changing perceptions of H&S, reducing bureaucracy and empowering the workforce to be seen as a solution to harness whilst ensuring compliance with legal and other requirements across all aspects of health, safety and environment.

What does your typical day look like?

- Develop and support key activities that deliver the SHE objectives and targets

- Lead and develop key elements of the safety and environmental management systems (SMS & EMS)

- Support SHE training initiatives, identify training needs and deliver training as required e.g. manual handling, induction, COSHH, LOTO, safe systems of work, accident investigation

- Coordinate and deliver monthly safety committee meetings

- Provide advice and support to project teams and deliver SHE projects as required

- Carry out audits and inspections

- Manage and support completion of SHE actions

- Manage SHE databases i.e. Airsweb, accident database, etc.

- Engage and work closely with other departments to support and push the SHE agenda

- Supporting and leading on energy initiatives

- Keep up to date with legislation changes and best practice

- Deputising for the SHE Manager as appropriate

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

To be a great SHE Advisor for Burtons Biscuits, you will need to hold a NEBOSH certificate or equivalent, any environmental experience / qualifications are highly desirable.

It is essential to have had experience in H&S/SHE role within manufacturing, experience within food is a bonus but isn’t essential.

Final part of the mix.

You will need to have had experience of delivering training to employees and have the ability to build key relationships. You will be working a busy bakery so it is important to have great communication skills and be happy to seek out and speak to individuals in person when required.

Some of our production is completed across a 24 hour period, although not often there may be a need for you to work different hours to meet the needs of the business and role.

If you are ready to begin a career with real bite, we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.

You may have had previous experience in the following: H&S Advisor, Health & Safety, IOSH, SHE Advisor, SHEQ, NEBOSH, H&S Officer etc.

REF: 89306

Ask anyone here at Burton’s Biscuit Company what we’re most passionate about and you’ll get the same answer from everyone – the baking of quality biscuits for the whole family to enjoy.

We’re the only major biscuit manufacturer in the UK to focus solely on biscuits and this dedication has helped us become one of the key players in the market.  We employ over 2,000 people around the UK, in three main manufacturing facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool, a chocolate refinery in Moreton and a central distribution hub in Liverpool.  Our head office is based in St. Albans and a subsidiary office is located in Blackpool.

Our forward-thinking strategy historically led to some impressive results with Burton’s Biscuit Company transforming its portfolio shape and profitability since 2009.

This led to the company being acquired by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in November 2013, as we continue to adapt to the demands of a challenging economic climate to become a more efficient and agile organisation.

We hope to accelerate our portfolio transformation and growth further by expanding into adjacent categories, new geographic territories and through synergistic bolt-on M&A.


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  • Burtons Biscuit Company
  • Cwmbran
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