Lead SHE Advisor

Salary: Competitive  
Location: Devizes, Wiltshire
Contract Type: Permanent

Lead SHE Advisor – Monday – Friday 08.30-17.00



Bakkavor Desserts Devizes, is based in Wiltshire and specialises in making chilled desserts such as tarts, yum yums, doughnuts, pies and pastries. The site employs over 550 people and is one of four factories that are part of the Bakkavor Desserts sector in the UK.


You will lead on ensuring a positive safety culture for the site and be responsible for coordinating the activities required to meet Bakkavor Health, Safety & Environmental standards. You will be adapt at taking an active role in leading a positive safety culture behaviour and be a visible presence to the operation. The ability to challenge and drive change is key alongside being personable, passionate and having the energy to bring this role to life. 



  • Working independently as the site H&S lead; driving and assisting the site management team to achieve action plan targets / site plans 
  • Promoting a positive safety culture through workforce engagement and proactive workstreams
  • Providing information & advice in Health & Safety to all levels including training of individuals where appropriate 
  • Driving and assisting all departments to undertake risk assessments and identifying solutions on issues identified 
  • Driving and assisting the site management team on accident investigation and cooperating and liaising with enforcement agencies and other interested parties where applicable 
  • Undertaking – together with the site management team - regular site audits and drive the follow through of any actions as a result 
  • Providing accurate information to the management team on accident stats & (environmental stats where applicable) and assisting with solutions to eliminate, reduce risk of reoccurrence and near misses in relation to accidents 
  • Inputting and maintaining accurate records of assessments, near misses, safety inspections, audits and actions and participating in the writing of relevant Safe Systems of Work 
  • Holding regular site H&S Committee meetings 
  • Advising on, implement and Coordinate Legislative Environmental requirements on site 



Required Skills & Experience: 


  • Previous experience in a SHE/HSE role within food manufacturing 
  • The ability to work independently as a site H&S lead 
  • A holder of a Lvl 5 Health and Safety qualification such as the NEBOSH Diploma, NVQ or NRCA or otherwise a Lvl 3 qualification working towards Lvl 5.
  • An environmental management qualification would also be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) 
  • Strong organisation skills and ability to achieve results through people 
  • Ability to be adaptable and work under pressure 
  • Passion about Health and Safety and the ability to influence peers 
  • Flexibility to work unsociable days and hours when needed 



About us
We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 39 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands.




Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Health, Safety and Environment

Devizes, GB

Date:  22 May 2023
Req ID:  10723