Head of Environmental Health and Safety

Lidl Limited
Ireland and Northern Ireland
€60,000 salary rising to €75,500 over 4 years
21 Sep 2018
21 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



With over 5,000 colleagues across our stores, warehouses and offices in Ireland and Northern Ireland we are a big and ambitious team. We know our people are our greatest asset and our success is down to the commitment and dedication of our team.

The Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of Food Safety, Fire Safety and Health and Safety policies and procedures across all aspects of our business. We do this by working with all our Head Office and Regional Teams in order to develop, promote and maintain a safe working environment for our employees and a safe place to shop.

We are seeking a motivated and experienced manager to join our Environmental Health and Safety team. The Environmental Health and Safety Manager will be responsible for ensuring we have the correct controls and processes at store and warehouse level, to ensure the products we sell are safe to consume. We are looking for someone who is a strong communicator and will make an impact on developing our food and safety strategies.

The Role

  • Managing a team of Environmental Health and Safety Managers
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders on matters relating to Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)
  • Further developing the current Safety Management Systems
  • Supporting head office departments and regional management teams to meet their EHS requirements
  • Supporting the other EHS functions in respect of food safety inspections, risk assessments & safety audits as required
  • Developing policies, procedures and training material to help promote a positive safety culture within our business

Your Profile

  • Proven track record of experience in managing a team, demonstrating excellent communication skills whilst meeting tight deadlines and working well under pressure
  • Experience in managing, developing and implementing Safety Management Systems would be an advantage but is not mandatory
  • Degree specialising in either Environmental Health, Health and Safety or Occupational Health and Safety would be an advantage but is not mandatory
  • Third level degree is required
  • Can demonstrate a keen interest in Environmental Health and Safety
  • Full driver’s license is required 

What you can expect

  • Full on-the-job training in store and warehouse, as well as training and support with any required courses and legislation that might be required for the role
  • €60,000 salary rising to €75,500 over 4 years
  • 25 days holidays after 2 years of service
  • Company pension after one year of service
  • Private employee medical insurance
  • Company car
  • Dynamic work environment
  • Free parking
  • On-site gym and canteen