Health, Safety and Environment Manager, Hull

McCain Foods
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Competitive + excellent benefits
Closing date
7 Feb 2022

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We have five McCain factories across the UK, including our head office in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. As well as a strong network of farmers, we also own a potato seed business in Montrose, Scotland.

We know the importance that food plays in people’s lives – celebrating real connections through delicious planet-friendly food. We believe that working together with our teams, business and community partners will bring sustainable growth and positive change - today, tomorrow and for generations to come.  

We are always Safety First. For Us, For Family.  

So much so, we even created our own internal brand. Ensuring all our colleagues go home safely to their families and friends. And our HSE Managers play a part in making sure this happens.  

As Health, Safety and Environment Manager, it’s your job to ensure the smooth running, monitoring and awareness of all Site Safety practices in line with legislation and company policies and procedures; working as an influential part of the senior leadership team to ensure effective communication, continuous improvement and world class safety and environmental standards are achieved.  

Reporting directly into our Plant Manager for Hull, you will make up a team of other HSE Managers here at McCain GB, where you will create a culture where safety always comes first.  

You will also… 

  • Suggest and make changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation. 

  • Work alongside our Company HSE Manager to prepare health and safety strategies and develop internal policies.  

  • Carry out risk assessments and consider how risks could be reduced. Keep records of inspection, report incidents, accidents and findings and produce reports that suggest improvements.  

  • Outline safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards.  

  • Carry out daily site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented. 

  • Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health, safety and environmental issues and risks, including inductions of new starters. As well as conduct safety toolbox talks for all employees. 

  • Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all GB HS&E developments that affect the site.  

  • Manage records and following up on all outstanding actions to satisfy both internal and external auditing bodies. 

  • Manage the site BS ISO 45001 and 14001 management systems via BSI including the sites internal audit plans. 

  • Ensuring the safe installation of plant and equipment. 

  • Advise on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, machine operation and isolation, occupational diseases; in conjunction with the Head of Quality and Food Safety 

  • Manage the Incident management software for incidents, accidents, near misses. 

  • Liaising closely with the senior leadership team, Human Resources and Occupational Health to ensure through investigation is carried out in line with employment law. 

  • Organising, and completing minutes for site H&S Pillar meetings. 

  • Ensuring the correct checks and training have been carried out for all 3rd parties; contractors and agency workers, visitors to site. 

  • Facilitating all emergency evacuation training in conjunction with the training department; and updating procedures when necessary.  

  • Using the sites leading indicator safety scorecard as a tool to demonstrate continuous improvement,  

  • Ensuring Environmental compliance in line with the site Environmental permit. 


We’re looking for someone… 

That is currently a HSE Manager with manufacturing experience, ideally within a large FMCG business. We also want someone who prides themselves on the standard and quality of their work, and who has a high attention to detail as well as being able to inspire and influence others to lead by example. You must also have… 

  • Knowledge of ISO 14001, ISO 45001, HACCP and DuPont Safety methodology 

  • NEBOSH General Certificate in H&S 

  • NEBOSH National Diploma 

  • Professional Environmental Qualification  

  • And strong computer skills, especially with Microsoft programmes.  


What’s in it for me? 

Although we do encourage you to taste the goods you’ll be pleased to know we don’t pay you in chips. For working hard, you’ll also get a great salary and some pretty good benefits including: 

  • An excellent pension where we will pay double what you do, up to a maximum of 12% of your pay 

  • Flexible holidays – where you can buy & sell up to 5 days holiday per year 

  • Achievable personal and business performance based bonus 

  • Private medical insurance scheme 

  • Optional health cash plan 

  • Cycle to work scheme 

  • ‘Chips In’ Volunteering Day Off - to make a positive impact to the competitiveness, resilience, and long-term development of McCain communities across the globe 


And of course, being part of a Global business there are great opportunities to shine/thrive should you wish to relocate in the future. We have an ambitious 5 year growth plan that presents development & progression opportunities for those who seek it out. 


At McCain Foods we know the importance that food plays in people's lives - the power it has to uplift and bring people, families, businesses and communities together. Guided by our purpose - Celebrating real connections through delicious planet-friendly food - we believe that working together with our teams, business and community partners will bring sustainable growth and positive change - today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

As a privately owned family company with over 60 years of experience, a presence in over 160 countries and a global team of 22,000 people, our values and culture are at the heart of everything we do. Through our investment and innovation, we continue to be a global leader in prepared potato products, including our famous French Fries and appetisers. We are passionate about supporting and developing our people-providing opportunities to grow and learn in their roles, as well as building careers for the long term.

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