Despite challenging conditions, South West Larder is growing and winning new business. We are looking for a Head of Health, Safety and Environmental Management to join our team in a varied and high profile role in ensuring both the delivery and development of all Health, Safety & Environmental services to a variety of clients across the UK

A key focus will be to ensure the highest level of compliance, best practice and delivery of health, safety and environmental systems through to leadership and development of the HSE team. In addition to driving Health, Safety and Environmental performance, you will support service delivery, improve KPI performance and drive client growth. Utilising the latest technology, implementing a lean management culture and leading the dynamic team to support new business and retain existing clients. 

This Senior Management Role requires flexibility with regards to working hours and travel. 

Annual Salary Grade 7 £45,524

This role offers an exciting opportunity to make your mark within the rapidly growing business, working closely with management colleagues across the business, through;

  • Strategic Operations
  • Leadership and Management
  • Investigations and Reporting


It is essential that you are an experienced and passionate CMIOSH (or equivalent) qualified Health and Safety professional or working towards CMIOSH.  

  • Level 4 Award in Food Safety & Hygiene or equivalent level professional qualification in Food Safety subject (e.g. HNC, BTEC)
  • Degree level qualification in Health, Safety, Environmental Management/Compliance or equivalent 
  • NEBOSH Diploma 
  • CMIOSH holder or working towards 
  • Environmental Management qualification (e.g. Environmental Management) or working toward qualification 
  • Level 4 RSPH Award Managing the HACCP system or equivalent  

Key Behaviours: 

  • Creates a vision for self and team that aligns with corporate objectives 
  • Creates a high performance environment with an emphasis on improvement 
  • Motivates others to commit to action 
  • Persists when confronted with obstacles 
  • Maintains appropriate behavioural standards even in unfamiliar environments 
  • Maintains enthusiasm and confidence through periods of intensive effort or change 
  • Prepared to admit mistakes and adapt strategy accordingly 
  • Tailors approach and style to adapt to individual and cultural differences in order to influence effectively 
  • Displays a high level of energy and commitment to the organisation and uses this energy to get others’ support for own objectives and ideas 
  • Uses an understanding of issues to prioritise effectively and gain support for ideas 
  • Tracks the commercial implications of a situation in a step by step way 
  • Sets priorities based on an analysis of the factors that will maximise business benefits 
  • Seeks to understand underlying or un-stated customer needs 
  • Publicly monitors performance and holds self and others consistently accountable for providing excellent service 
  • Consistently confronts and takes action when individuals fail to meet expected standards 
  • Makes concerted effort to exceed client’s/customer’s expectations, by making use of customer/client satisfaction survey Tracks the commercial implications of a situation in a step by step way 
  • Sets priorities based on an analysis of the factors that will maximise business benefits 

This job description should not be taken as an exhaustive description of the role and is, rather, indicative of the types of responsibility covered by the job. Post holders will be required to carry our such other tasks as required by the South West Larder Board as long as this is reasonable and commensurate with the nature of the post held. 

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter stating which position you are applying for to: 

Successful applicants will be required to provide a three year employment history and five year address history, and must be able to evidence their right to work in the UK so that security clearance can be obtained as this role will require access to a nuclear regulated site. 

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