Health & Safety Manager

Location: Gendt, Netherlands
Package: Competitive with benefits
Position Type:
Part time / 24 - 32 hours per week

About us:

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of collagen products for the food industry. We supply high quality edible films and coatings​ to over 1,000 customers in more than 100 countries, delivering our purpose of ‘Creating the Added Layer of Value’.

Primarily used by customers in the production of a wide variety of sausage and meat products, our aspirations reach way beyond our current products and services, and appeal to our natural curiosity to improve what we do.

As a global organisation, we currently employ around 2,000 people spanning the Americas, UK/EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.  We offer careers in research and development, science and food technology, manufacturing and supply chain operations, engineering, sales, and a range of other business support functions.  We are always seeking talented people to join the amazing colleagues we have, to keep growing our business.

Our mission is to sustainably utilise technology and biomaterial science-based solutions, to delight our customers.  We are a business committed to the pursuit of better. The constant pursuit of what’s next, what’s needed, what’s possible now, and in the future.  Do you want to be part of our journey?

About the role:

The Health and Safety Manager is responsible for development, implementation and monitoring of the Health and Safety management systems, to ensure the safety of staff, visitors and contractors for Devro BV locations.

You will provide the on-site technical competence in delivering the health and safety programme and liaise with enforcing authorities and work closely to the Moodiesburn Health & Safety department.

  • Support the development of a generative culture in the field of Health & Safety leading to an improvement in Leading and Lagging Indicators.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review existing, new and upcoming Health and Safety legislation and ensure that Devro has systems and procedures in place to meet legal compliance. Ensure compliance with, and implementation of all policies and procedures that impact on the delivery of effective Health and Safety systems.
  • Work proactively with managers and other key staff to establish and maintain a programme of continuous improvement in the management of Health and Safety within their areas of responsibility, which includes conducting implementation of an effective behavioural safety programme, regular audits and monitoring that safety actions are being implemented within agreed timescales.
  • Ensure that rigorous risk assessment and accident management systems are in place to enable departments to undertake risk assessment processes to identify hazards and to ensure that appropriate control measures are in place. To receive and investigate reports of incidents, determine their causes and make recommendations for improving recurrence prevention and controls.
  • Liaise with Occupational Health Service staff on health surveillance where a risk assessment has identified a need. Maintain appropriate records. Ensure all workplace occupational hygiene programmes and implemented and maintained.
  • Provide staff with comprehensive and relevant information and training on Health and Safety systems and procedures, including advising on equipment purchase and workplace practices.
  • Prepare and coordinate health and safety audits, behavioural safety audits and safety inspections to ensure compliance.

About you:

Experience: A minimum of five to ten years' experience of managing Health & Safety within a manufacturing environment, preferably within a food/drink or chemicals industry.

Skills: Strong communicator with good verbal and written skills. Influencing skills at all levels within the organisation and with external safety bodies.

Document management in ensuring appropriate records are maintained in compliance with legal requirements.

Knowledge: Qualified to degree level in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent. Chartered Safety professional (or working towards).

Ability to interpret and apply national health and safety legislation and policy.

What next?

If this sounds like a role that you would be interested in, then we would love to hear from you.  To apply, please e-mail a copy of your CV, along with a cover letter explaining the key attributes that you could bring to the role.

We value the support recruitment agencies provide, however we are unable to accept speculative CV’s from agencies we are not already engaged with.

Email address for applications:

Closing Date: 14/07/2024

*Please note, closing dates are subject to change and, at time of high volume of applications, this may be brought forward.

Other important information:

We believe it takes diversity of thought, culture, background, and perspective to create a truly innovative company.  So if you share our values, purpose and drive for growth and sustainability, then we want to hear from you.  If you require any adjustments to be able to pursue an application with us, please let our Recruitment team know.

Information Security is paramount at Devro, so your application and any personal data you share with us will be processed and stored in line with our Candidate Privacy Notice which you can view here