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Food, Health & Safety and Fire Safety Advisor

The Chesterford Group
£32,000 - £35,000; all depending on experience
Closing date
9 Dec 2023

Job Details

Food, Health & Safety and Fire Safety Advisor

£32,000 - £35,000 per annum; depending one experience

Summary of Position:

To co-ordinate and support the Safety Manager on all aspects with regards to Food, Health and Safety and Fire Safety.

To monitor standards, processes, communications, training and systems and compliance relevant to

The Chesterford Group.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Support a safe workplace environment to include the Head Office, Warehouse, all Stores and company operated vehicles minimising risk to health.
  • Ensure that all Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to.
  • Support with the completion and regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and operations.
  • Ensure that all accidents are documented, investigated and recommended improvements implemented.
  • Support in ensuring that fire, workplace and work equipment safety inspections are carried out, fire drills and fire alarms are correctly reported, safety inspections, risk assessments and lone working procedures are managed, and employees are aware of their responsibilities.
  • Advise on the development of health & safety policies, systems of work and procedures.
  • Support with a structured programme of health & safety training throughout the Company.
  • Keep up to date with all aspects of relevant health, safety & welfare at work legislation.
  • Assist with individual health risk assessments when required.
  • Support with operational meetings when required to report on relevant health & safety matters.
  • Any other reasonable duties which may be required by management from time to time.

Skills & Attributes:

  • Confidential in all matters.
  • Professional approach coupled with strong interpersonal skills. Excellent planning, project management and time management skills. Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills. Strong IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft packages. Good administrative and organisation skills. Ability to work on own initiative. Ability to work in and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to work co-operatively with others to complete tasks and implement process improvements.
  • Flexible and co-operative. Driving licence with willingness to travel to both Head Office (Stansted) and to all of our stores on occasions in and around East Anglia, the South East and beyond.


  • Desirable – Qualified Environmental Health Practitioner.
  • Essential - NEBOSH (General Certificate) qualified.
  • Essential - Handling of H&S investigations, liaising with statutory regulators i.e. EHO, HSE or Fire service.
  • Desirable - At least 3 years recent and relevant experience in a similar role
  • Desirable - Experience within food industry or catering.
  • Desirable - Experience in managing Health, Safety, and Wellbeing across multiple locations.
  • Desirable - NEBOSH Fire Safety certificate or willingness to acquire it.
  • Desirable - NEBOSH Environmental Certificate.

If interested and like to find out more about the role, please contact our recruiter Sarah via email We look forward to hearing from you.


The Chesterford Group (TCG) own and operate a fast growing chain of multi-branded fish and chip takeaways, restaurants & virtual kitchen brands throughout the South, South East & South West of the UK. The Lipscombe family have opened 40 multi-branded fish and chip takeaways and restaurants, serving over 4 million meals a year.

In 2021 "Joy Brands", a subsidiary of The Chesterford Group, was created after successfully winning the right to become a Pret a Manager Franchise launch partner. In 2022, Joy Brands purchased 4 Pret a Manager shops in the territories of Essex, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. We have exciting plans to open many more Pret shops, to provide endless opportunities for our teams to better their lives and the lives of their families. Joy brands isn’t just a name, joy is a feeling, it’s the feeling we want to spread in our Pret shops to every single customer and colleague that we come into contact with.

Company info
Chesterford House, 14 Stansted Distribution Centre
Start Hill
Bishops Stortford
CM22 7DG

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