Health Safety & Environmental Manager

Date: 11 May 2024

Location: Bradford, GB

Company: Hovis

Welcome to Hovis. We are the proud guardians of over 130 years of baking experience that make up our iconic and much-loved brand. We produce bread and bakery products created with Hovis goodness at the heart of each. We deliver around 1.3million loaves, every day of the week throughout the UK and Ireland, where we also make Mothers Pride and Ormo products. 


We are 2,800 people working within 8 bakeries, 1 flour mill, and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Our success is a result of the hard work of our people;  they are experts in their field whether it’s baking, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or the many departments within the central functions team based in our head office in High Wycombe. We are a values-led business and expect our colleagues to live, breathe, and embed Quality, Accountability, and Trust into their ways of working.


A great opportunity has arisen at Hovis for a Health, Safety and Environmental Manager at our Bradford Bakery to lead and develop all safety production activities while driving improvements within agreed safety, cost, quality and timescale criteria, in order to optimize the use of all assets. You must ensure the site’s compliance with all relevant Hovis Ltd and Legislative Health & Safety requirements within the working environment and fully own Risk assessments and overall quality of the safety output.


● Effectively coordinate Health, Safety & Environmental activities for the site/company ensuring that all agreed targets and activities are achieved in a timely manner.

● Provide an unbiased and transparent auditing function for site/company.

● Lead, develop and implement sustainable HS&E management programmes and provide the strategic architecture for HS&E that will ensure statutory accreditations are retained


Ideal experiences / Qualifications / capabilities:


● Ability to influence effectively and present at all business levels.

● Demonstrable track record of success/achievements.

● Evidence of accident prevention programme implementation.

● Proven experience in developing (& maintaining) leading metrics and driving associated culture change.

● Proven ability to design and conduct H&S based training for groups of people.

● Proven impartiality during investigations and/or deployment activity.

● Proven experience of tactical deployment against company strategy.

● Proven experience of positive engagement in HS&E arena / HS&E change management

● NEBOSH general certificate in Occupational Health & Safety.

● IOSH qualifications.

● Experience of working with Duty Holder Register and specifically DSEAR; PUWER

● Experience of ISO14001/18001 / internal auditor.

● Exceptional verbal and numerate skills.

● Proven competence with IT systems.





● Experience of working in an unionised environment.

● Lead Auditor.

● IEMA Certification.

● NEBOSH Environmental certificate.

● NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety.

● Member of Site or Company Senior Leadership Team


Why work for us and our benefits:


At Hovis, we understand the importance of looking after our colleagues, so we provide a variety of benefits in addition to their salaries. The benefits we provide at Hovis are as varied as the people who receive them but they are offered with the intention of creating value to them personally over and above their salaries


  • There is a range of colleague benefits available, which individuals can select based on their needs.

  • Our benefits scheme is called Hovis Choice, which offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day to day living and much more including eyecare vouchers, and a healthcare scheme to suit everyone.  It also includes our Cycle to Work scheme where you can obtain a brand new bike at a significant saving

  • We offer competitive annual leave entitlement and flexibility where possible in order to create a healthy work-life balance

  • We celebrate loyalty with our generous long service and colleague recognition schemes

  • We offer three levels of pensions


Hovis values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace. Every job applicant, employee or worker will be treated fairly and equally with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, social class, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, union membership, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.