Location: Moodiesburn, Glasgow
Package: Competitive with benefits
Position Type: Permanent, full-time, hybrid

Employment Requirements: Applicants must be able to prove their permanent right to work in the UK in order to be considered for the position.

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

About you:

The Health and Safety Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the Health and Safety management systems, to ensure the safety of staff, visitors and contractors at Devro Scotland locations. You’ll also provide the on-site technical competence in delivering the health and safety programme and liaise with enforcing authorities. Additionally, you’ll also provide support for the Gendt site in Netherlands.


  • Foster a generative culture of Health & Safety, enhancing Leading and Lagging Indicators for continuous improvement
  • Stay ahead of Health and Safety legislation, ensuring Devro's compliance through robust systems and procedures
  • Collaborate with managers to drive continuous enhancement of Health & Safety practices, including effective behavioral safety programs and regular audits
  • Champion rigorous risk assessment and accident management systems, identifying hazards and implementing preventive measures
  • Investigate incidents, analyze causes, and develop recommendations to prevent recurrence
  • Oversee occupational hygiene programs and collaborate with Occupational Health Service staff
  • Provide comprehensive Health & Safety training, advising on equipment and workplace practices
  • Lead Health & Safety audits and inspections to maintain compliance


  • Solid and demonstrable Health & Safety management experience gained in manufacturing, or engineering. Preference for candidates from food/drink, chemicals or related sectors
  • Excel as a communicator with excellent verbal and written abilities
  • Possess influential prowess across all organisational levels and with external safety bodies
  • Ability to maintain impeccable records in alignment with legal mandates.
  • Hold a NEBOSH diploma or equivalent
  • Chartered Safety professional or working towards this designation
  • Skilled in interpreting and applying national health and safety regulations and policies

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.

Email address for applications: zabe.khan@devro.com

Closing Date: 1 September 2023

*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 https://www.devro.com/careers.