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HSE Manager

Closing date: October 30 2020 | Full time | Manufacturing

HSE Manager

Location: Adbaston, Stafford, ST20 OQJ

Salary: £competitive, subject to skills and experience

Company Overview

Knighton Foods is a UK manufacturer of instant dry powders for the food & beverage industry; supplying major retailers, co-food manufacturers, food service customers and brand owners. The company manufactures dry powders such as custard, skimmed milk powder, instant desserts, coffee creamers and hot beverages and has an annual turnover in the region of 60 million across 2 UK based sites.

The Knighton site, based in Staffordshire currently has c250 employees and is a 24/5 operation. The site has a number of processing capabilities and is the only UK operation of its kind to provide a co-packing facility, with 18 packing lines in total.

The tonnage for the site is circa 20,000 tonnes. There are approx. 180 finished goods SKUs, 216 Raw Ingredients, 515 packaging items, 442 semi-finished ingredients and 90 suppliers. The site has several complex processes that require an individual that has experience of working within a FMCG environment.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Operations Director, the Health, Safety & Environmental Manager is an autonomous role, operating as a key player within the site Leadership Team.

Working within a unionised manufacturing environment where continuous improvement is essential in all areas to support the business needs; the role holder will be expected to ensure the site complies with all statutory and company requirements enabling a safe work place, and act as site expert to ensure projects and strategies include full health, safety and environmental considerations. The role holder will further be responsible for promoting team ethics and developing team working through employee training and personal development.

The Health & Safety Manager is seen as a pivotal role within the business, responsible for driving cultural change in health, safety and environmental awareness through the involvement, engagement and empowerment of people to deliver improvements in the HS&E agenda.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

People Management & Development




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Hours of Work

Monday – Thursday 08:30 – 17:00, Friday 08:30 – 16:00, 30 mins for lunch each day. The candidate will be required to work those hours necessary to fulfil the requirements of the position.


25 days plus Statutory


The Hamper (Rewards), LifeWorks (Employee Assistance), Company Pension, Free Parking, Subsidised Canteen


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