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Health & Safety Specialist

Employer
Aldi
Location
Cheshire
Salary
£36,220 - £52,410
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

Job Details

Health & Safety Specialist (Neston Regional Office)

Our Health and Safety teams provide operational support on all matters relating to health & safety, fire safety, food safety and trading law across the Regional Distribution Centre, Transport, Store Operations, Real Estate and Office functions to ensure health & safety is kept to the highest of standards throughout the Region. 

As a Specialist you will champion a positive safety culture across the business, you’ll need to keep calm under pressure, be solution focused, be full of initiative and have excellent stakeholder management, communication and organisational skills.

We do things our own way at Aldi. But whatever we're doing, we must be getting it right. With a wave of impressive sales figures behind us, we're opening new stores at lightning speed and it’s all possible thanks to our fantastic Teams, which you could be a part of.

Job Number 02153

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Aldi’s Health and Safety Team, to join in the position of Health and Safety Specialist.

The successful candidates will be responsible for supporting their Manager in implementing Aldi's health and safety strategy across their Stores and RDCs. Areas of responsibility will include:

  • Providing operational support and direction on all matters relating to health & safety, fire safety, food safety and trading law across the Regional Warehouse, Transport, Store Operations, Real Estate and Office and National Department functions.
  • To continually improve Aldi’s Health & Safety Management System; reducing risk and complying with legal obligations in a manner that is practical and proportionate to the requirements of the business.

The successful candidate will champion a positive safety culture across the business and must be comfortable presenting to groups, therefore will need to possess excellent communication, attention to detail, time management and organisation skills. 

The successful applicant must be willing to travel when required, as this will form part of their role on a frequent basis, attending different business sites to complete their duties. 

Please note this is a predominantly field-based role.

If you’re a hardworking individual that’s ready to kick-start your career with an award-winning employer, apply to join #TeamAldi today!

Your New Role

  • Acts as a competent person within their area of responsibility with regards to health & safety, fire safety, food safety and trading law
  • Coordinates the Company’s response to any enforcement interventions within Regions
  • Engages with the Regional teams (Store Operations, Regional Warehouse, Transport, Real Estate, Office functions and National Departments) to ensure health & safety, fire safety, food safety and trading law requirements are properly and fully considered
  • Supports the training/competency requirements for health & safety, fire safety, food safety & trading law related issues
  • Supports the sharing of relevant health & safety, fire safety, food safety and trading law information (from incidents, reports and other monitoring tools) across the business at all levels
  • Liaises third party service providers who deliver health & safety, fire safety, food safety and trading law related services in their Region, including the Primary Authority
  • Liaises with third party service providers including contractors with respect to health, safety and fire risks as required
  • Reviews the implementation of a robust health & safety, fire safety, food safety and trading law performance monitoring regime within their area of responsibility and reports on performance
  • Conducts Store Risk Assessments, Workplace Transport Risk Assessment and Fire Risk Assessments
  • Conducts audits and inspections according to the agreed frequency across various stores and RDCs
  • Undertakes investigations of any major work related incidents (reportable incidents) and advises on any required injury/ harm prevention programmes
  • Advises teams on the investigation of non-reportable incidents to ensure that causes of incidents are identified and acted upon in a proportionate manner
  • Responds to third party and local authority queries in relation to regulatory challenges
  • All applicants must hold a full driving licence and have access to their own vehicle in order to complete field based work

About You

  • NEBOSH General Certificate 
  • Due to the travel requirements of the role a driving license is required
  • In-depth and working knowledge and understanding of national legislation and relevant industry standards
  • Significant and recent health and safety experience
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality, honesty and integrity 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Highly organised
  • Ability to work on own initiative 
  • Ability to work independently
  • Stakeholder and project management
  • Flexible to adapt to the demands of an ever-changing business environment
  • Able to think strategically and is solution focused 
  • Adaptable  
  • A strong understanding and proven execution of existing Health and Safety processes and procedures
  • Proven ability in planning, organising and project management; able to prioritise multiple work streams and stakeholders, and meet key deadlines
  • Possess the ability to use initiative to autonomously problem solve
  • A skilled investigator/interviewer with the appropriate knowledge of criminal; civil and H&S legislation
  • Commercially astute with the ability to be flexible and also possess appropriate analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Office 365 proficiency (particularly Excel)

Desirable:

  • IOSH Membership
  • CIEH Membership
  • Fire safety qualification 
  • Lead auditor qualification
  • Multi-site food retail experience
  • Logistics experience
  • Experience of having conducted Fire Risk Assessments
  • Food safety management system experience 
  • Relevant enforcement experience
  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Health & Safety or related field, or working towards this 

What You’ll get in Return

  • Salary details £36,220  rising to £52,410
  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm, with the opportunity of 1 day a week remote working. Some night/weekend working may be required
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays 
  • In office flexi-time 
  • Full training provided 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Private employee medical insurance after 4 years
  • Company sick pay scheme 
  • Company maternity and adoption pay after 1 year and paternity leave pay after 2 years 
  • Long service rewards 
  • Access to MyBenefits, where you can find a wide range of benefits, including our bike to work scheme, shopping and cinema discounts, health cash plan, a FREE will, travel and discounted gym memberships, as well as a host of benefits to support your financial and wellbeing needs.
  • Access to a free,24/7, confidential virtual GP service for all Aldi Colleagues and their children (under the age of 16)

Aldi is an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and are dedicated to promoting a culture of inclusion, providing an environment in which collaboration, respect and fairness are essential. We value diversity and are dedicated to treating all of our colleagues and prospective colleagues fairly and with respect.

If you’re looking for a career that gives you the chance to make a real difference, apply today!

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