Health & Safety Advisor

Date: 12 Jun 2024

Location: Forest Gate, GB

Company: Hovis

Hovis Health & Safety – We are hiring!


Welcome to Hovis. 


Our brand is iconic and loved by many. We're all about baking, with over 130 years of experience under our belts. Every day, we're churning out around 1.3 million delicious loaves of bread and bakery products throughout the UK and Ireland. 


We've got an amazing team of 2,800 people working in 8 bakeries, 1 flour mill, and 2 distribution centres across the UK. And let us tell you, their hard work is what makes us successful. Whether they're experts in baking, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or any of the departments in our head office, without them, we’d be toast! 


Read on, find out more, and hopefully experience the goodness of Hovis for yourself. 


What's the opportunity?


Want to start or develop your career in Health & Safety, working for an iconic British Food Brand? Come and kick start your career in Hovis. This role is ideal for a recent graduate looking for a start in Health, Safety and Environment.


Our Health & Safety Assistant position offers more than just a job. We will provide you with the skills and support you need to succeed and develop in your career. As H&S Assistant, you will gain a great understanding of how Health & Safety works at Hovis, by working closely with our experienced site HSE Manager and getting real life experience at our Forest Gate site.  


What will you be doing?


  • Ensuring that all agreed targets and activities are achieved in a timely manner to keep the site compliant
  • Providing an unbiased and transparent auditing function for the site
  • Supporting the development and implementation of sustainable HS&E management programmes

What do you need?


  • Enthusiasm and interest in the food and H&S industry
  • Proactive and solution orientated
  • A good and engaging communicator
  • Be able to work individually and part of a team


Career Progression


This is a role that will evolve and grow with you. You will learn every day, and the more you learn the broader and more exciting your responsibilities will become. If you have the ambition and work ethic and want to succeed in your H&S career, we would love to hear from you!


It only takes a minute to apply and begin your career at Hovis with great prospects today.


Why work for Hovis? What’s in it for you? 


At Hovis, we really get how crucial it is to take care of our colleagues. That's why, on top of your salary, we will provide you with a bunch of relevant benefits. Our benefits at Hovis are as varied as the people that receive them, and you can choose based on your needs. We’re all for adding that extra value, beyond just what’s on your payslip. 


Some of the good stuff: 


  • Enhanced annual leave and maternity / paternity leave (and flexibility where possible to suit your needs) 
  • Three levels of pensions to choose from 
  • A benefits platform (Hovis Choice) which offers: 
  • A variety of savings and cashback offers on day-to-day living  
  • Eyecare vouchers  
  • A healthcare scheme that can be tailored to your needs 
  • Cycle to work scheme   
  • We reward loyalty with generous long-service and colleague recognition schemes  
  • A focus on health and wellbeing, with various resources to support you  


At Hovis, we believe in embracing diversity and creating a welcoming workplace for everyone. We're all about equal opportunities. Whether you're applying for a job or already part of our team, we promise to treat you with fairness, respect, and dignity. No matter your age, abilities, gender identity, relationship status, pregnancy or maternity, race, ethnicity, background, beliefs, union affiliation, political views, sexual orientation, or any other unique traits, you will be valued and included here at Hovis.


Does this sound like the role for you? Does Hovis seem like the kind of organisation you would like to work for? Do you have the relevant experience and skills? We would love to hear from you.



Location: Forestgate, London


Reporting to: HSE Manager


Type of role: Full Time, permanent


Applicants must have the right to work in the UK