SHE Manager Compliance

SHE Manager Compliance – Central Technical

Based at one of our UK Bakkavor sites with UK Travel (Hybrid)

£60,000 to £65,000

£8,400 Car Allowance

Up to 20% Bonus

Private Healthcare (Including Family)
25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension 
Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

We’re proud to offer you a career with possibilities. To encourage you to work hard, aim high and bring your best to work, every day. To know that as a valued HSE Compliance Manager we’ll support your ambition, reward your resilience and encourage you to create a career you can be proud of too.


We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food - you just didn't realise it. We make innovative fresh products, with around 18,500 colleagues working across the UK, US and China. We’re the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry supplying meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers (including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose). We’re ambitious. We’re full of ideas. And we’re ready for more people who share our values and passion for quality to join us.


The Role.


A fantastic opportunity for a HSE Manager to join the Central Technical team has arisen, this role is pivotal in providing health, safety and environmental legality to Bakkavor manufacturing sites. We are looking for someone who has sound practical knowledge around health and safety & environmental compliance in a fast paced manufacturing environment.

The ideal candidate will advise the senior management team on safety issues to ensure compliance with Health & Safety legislation and the safeguarding of employees. You will work on environmental strategies for the short, medium & long term championing improvements in site standards and driving industry best practices.


As an experience HSE Manager you will contribute and drive our continuous improvement culture with a key focus on behavioural and cultural change.

  • Develop and maintain procedures and schedules to monitor Bakkavor manufacturing sites compliance with relevant internal and external health, safety, and environmental standards. Ensure appropriate action plans are documented and delivered within agreed timescales to address any non-compliance identified.
  • Collate and review all internal and external audit reports of Bakkavor manufacturing sites to summarise areas of non-conformance and identify any common cross site trends.
  • Develop and compile a monthly report for monitoring internal and regulator / third party audit compliance across the Group.
  • Develop and maintain a SHE Management System, including COVID-19 which documents the due diligence activities of the Central SHE team.
  • Ensure relevant shared learnings and good practice are communicated across the Group on due diligence related matters.
  • Support the delivery of the Bakkavor risk reduction initiatives and due diligence programme. Co-ordinate and maintain Bakkavor expertise on a nominated risk topic(s) and become recognised as the Bakkavor expert.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in key SHE areas on behalf of the Company as agreed with the Central SHE Manager (eg WPT, legislation, SHE staff development, risk reduction initiatives, COVID-19 etc).
  • Participate in the generation and maintenance of Bakkavor Policies and Standards with respect to health, safety and environmental and COVID-19 compliance as required.
  • Be recognised as the primary central contact for the regulators (HSE, EA and PHE for COVID) and BU stakeholders.


The Ideal candidate will have:


  • Diploma level NEBOSH H&S and Environmental qualification or equivalent.
  • Passionate about SHE and ability to influence at a senior level and champion change / implementation at all levels.
  • Strong communication skills both in terms of verbal / presentation skills and written documentation and a team player.
  • Demonstrable compliance to legislation and use of problem solving skills / personal judgement as well as policy adherence in order to make optimum business decision.
  • Mobility to travel to UK sites


What you can expect from us.


When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, bonus, private medical insurance, and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group.


Proud to be Bakkavor.


We’re proud to be the leading UK provider of innovative, high-quality, fresh prepared food. We’re proud to be driven by the hard work and passion of our people. And we’re proud to offer a wide range of careers full of support and opportunity. Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.





We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, and our presence in the US and China positions the Group well in these high-growth markets. We leverage our consumer insight and scale to provide innovative food that offers quality, choice, convenience, and freshness. Around 18,500 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 2,900 products across meals, pizza & bread, salads and desserts to leading grocery retailers in the UK and US, and international food brands in China.


Category:  Health, Safety and Environment

Spalding, GB

Date:  17 Mar 2024
Req ID:  10273