Health Safety & Environment Advisor

Date: 7 May 2024

Location: Nottingham, 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. We are a values-led business and expect our colleagues to live, breathe, and embed Quality, Accountability, and Trust into their ways of working. Family is also important to us, with many of our sites having multiple generations of the same family working in the team! 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.


A great opportunity has been created for a talented Health, Safety & Environmental Advisor to join our HSE team at our Nottingham bakery. 


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


The Role: 


  • To effectively coordinate Health, Safety & Environmental activities for the site ensuring that all agreed targets and activities are achieved in a timely manner.
  • You will be responsible for undertaking and advising upon Health, Safety and Environment activities on site.
  • Deputise for the Health, Safety and Environment Manager


  • NEBOSH level 3 General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
  • 3 years experience implementing Health, Safety and Environment in a manufacturing environment at an advisor/officer level
  • Strong working knowledge of Health, Safety and Environment legislation and systems


  • NEBOSH Diploma or NVQ5/6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
  • 5+ years experience implementing Health, Safety and Environment in a food manufacturing environment at an advisor/officer level or above
  • Excellent working knowledge of Health, Safety and Environment legislation and systems
  • IEMA certificate in Environmental Management



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.