Health, Safety and Environment Manager

Position Overview:

We are looking for a Health, Safety and Environment Manager to join our growing business and play a critical role in identifying, coordinating and driving improvements in safety, quality and productivity, working with the Operations Management teams to continuously improve the functionality and level of service. Responsible for the Health, safety, welfare and environment of the business and its employees, you will be the point of contact for SHE enquiries and ensuring that all Health and Saftey policies are upheld site wide.


The location of the role is within a new state of the art factory, located on Whitebirk Industrial Estate, Blackburn.

Company Overview:

Pets Choice is a leading pet food manufacturer whose industry knowledge spans over 135 years. Based in Blackburn, Lancashire, the Pets Choice portfolio of brands offers a variety of products for pets and wild animals under its brands; Webbox, TastyBone, Meatiful, Spike’s World, Goodwyns, Davies, Oceanic and Vitakraft. Each brand offers a unique insight into animals from dogs to ducks and produces high-quality products that cater to a wide variety of consumer needs. As a trusted partner, Pets Choice provide private label goods including extruded food, wet food and retorted trays, and baked fresh meat treats. The business also offers additional services such as packaging design, fulfilment and logistics. With a broad range of capabilities and distribution channels worldwide, Pets Choice are proud to be a major supplier to the UK grocery, independents and pet speciality sectors.


  • Responsible for the Health, safety, welfare and environment of the business and its employees
  • Point of contact for SHE enquiries
  • Create an annual SHE plan including clear timescales and ensure delivery of it.
  • Develop plans with department managers to improve the image of SHE and reduce accidents
  • Organise, Chair and develop a factory Safety meeting.
  • Maintain the Health and Safety policy.
  • Be the site contact and lead for SHE audits and visits.
  • Ensure improvement plans for accidents and near misses.
  • To ensure factory compliance to the Pets Choice H&S policy.
  • To ensure the management team uphold their duty under the H&S policy.
  • To lead projects to attain external accreditation under the SHE umbrella
  • Provide support to all departments for SHE issues as and when required.
  • If appropriate attend relevant industry-related association meetings.
  • Be the sites contact with HSE and other external bodies for all matters SHE

Key attributes and skills:

  • Eligibility to work in the UK on a permanent basis
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Polite, courteous well presented
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Self motivated
  • A flexible, enthusiastic, and committed attitude
  • 5 years experience as an H&S manager in a FMCG company
  • NEBOSH accreditation
  • Environmental awareness
  • To be computer literate


The package on offer comprises of a competitive salary based on experience. 

Core working hours are 8.30 – 5.00 with half an hour for lunch, however, due to the nature of the role, some out of hours working will be required.

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