Health, Safety and Environmental Officer

Posted 13 September 2023
Salary £35000 - £42000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Environmental, Health & Safety
Contact NameConal Sheppard

Job description



Ful time permanent position

Job Ref: CS8279

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 39 hours per week - Flexible Start/Finish Times

Hybrid/Work from home 1-2 days a fortnight, can be accommodated for admin purposes.

Vickerstock are working exclusively in partnership with a leading Manufacturing firm on the appointment of a Health and Safety Officer.

The Company:

Our client is a local home-grown success story, a family engineering company of 80-90 staff who has doubled in size and turnover this past number of years. The company now cater for large international clients with a portfolio of products that cross into various, very different markets. They take their predominantly bespoke product lines and bring them right through from concept, to design, through full manufacture, to commissioning.

What's in it for you, if successful:

  • £35-42K salary depending on your level of experience
  • A personal development opportunity to grow into a managerial role longer term in a rapidly expanding firm.
  • Joining an experienced committed team as the firm has a reputation for low attrition and happy, contented staff.
  • A stable, secure new employer with diversified products and a strong order book
  • The opportunity to lead and take accountability for everything HSE in the company and to make the role and the systems your own from the outset.
  • Internal support and training as well as support from external consultancy where needed.
  • Subsidised canteen, onsite carparking and sharp, professional offices

The role of Health, Safety and Environmental Officer / Lead:

This role of Environmental, Health and Safety Lead / Officer is a new, stand-alone position that until now has been part of the responsibilities of the Production Manager - This role will report into the Production Manager. As an overview, their new HSE Lead / Officer would be responsible for identifying, setting up and managing new Health, Safety and Environmental systems and training, as well as maintaining the existing in play. This vacancy has the opportunity for the successful candidate to go into the firm, lead positive change in their own personalised way, make the systems and processes theirs and as the company further grows and expands, there will be likely opportunity for the position to development into a more managerial capacity. Key aspects of the role involve:

  • Carry out and support risk assessments to identify, assess and reduce the business's Health and Safety risks.
  • Work in a collaborative culture-positive "togetherness" manner to include, empower and improve Health, Safety and Environmental to meet company objectives - Coaching and Mentoring
  • Work closely with local government departments and adhere to their compliance standards, reporting and maintaining all relevant systems and paperwork.
  • Responsible for looking after both the physical and mental health and welfare of all staff throughout the company.
  • Responsible for monitoring and scheduling all health, safety, and environmental training, liaising with external suppliers where necessary and coordinating with all internal stakeholders to ensure successful and timely delivery and compliance.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance of all HSE procedures and PPE across all staff within the company, working closely with HR when repetitive non-compliance occurs.
  • Propose and justify HSE spend budgets to Senior Management, carrying out costing exercises with suppliers, placing orders and ensuring delivery to the required departments.
  • Hold safety briefings across the company and report on such to Senior management.
  • Carry out Accident / Incident investigations on site and provide support to other investigations.
  • Keep up to date with existing and new HSE legislation, acting on it when necessary and educating/training on such when required.
  • This list is not exhaustive but is compiled to give a core reflection on the responsibilities and considerations within the position.

Essential Experience for the role of Health, Safety and Environmental Officer / Lead:

  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a similar role in a Manufacturing / Engineering environment
  • A NEBOSH General Certificate in Health & Safety or similar
  • Experience in adhering and managing to HSE systems / protocols in a Manufacturing / Engineering environment.
  • An attitude towards teamwork and positive collaboration across all stakeholders while achieving your goals - Ability to coach and mentor within HSE.
  • Good communication and influencing skills - Ability to justify logical reasoning to bring others along with you.
  • Up to date knowledge of current Health, Safety and Environmental legislation

If this role is of interest; or if you have a relatable skillset that might match other similar vacancies; please send an updated CV via the link on the page or get in touch with Conal to discuss in absolute confidence.

Conal is a specialist Health, Safety and Environmental Recruitment Consultant who operates throughout all of Ireland, across all industries including Engineering, Manufacturing, FMCG and Construction. He operates on vacancies across all levels from Trainee to Officer to Lead and right into senior management.


This role would be particularly suitable for those from the Belfast, Lisburn, Lurgan, Portadown, Craigavon, Tyrone, Dungannon, Newry areas.