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Safety and Environment Advisor


Slough, RDG, GB, SL1 4LG


Health, Safety and Environment Advisor


 Salary: £42,000- £52,000 (+ Bonus + Benefits)



About Mars Incorporated:

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets’ people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.



This is for the role of a Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Advisor working part of the HSE team, this will be a diverse role to support the factory in driving continuous improvement of safety and environmental performance and ensuring legal compliance for safety and environmental aspects.


What you will do:

In this role you will:

  • Lead the development and deployment of HSE strategies and roadmap to deliver continued improvement to sites safety and environmental performance. 
  • Support and coach leadership, operations, technical and engineering teams to:-
    • Build knowledge and expertise within the organisation
    • Positively influence mind-sets and behaviours and Safety is a Value journey.
    • Ensure compliance with HSE legislation and corporate standards
    • Ensure potential hazards have been identified, assessed, and where possible eliminated.
    • Ownership of line based risk assessment process and ensure process is in place across the factory. 
  • Responsible for ensuring systems and procedures are in place and updated relating to the communication and reporting of site HSE data and provide feedback to local, regional, global stakeholders and lead HSE Management Review process.
  • Responsibility for leading and  maintaining the Slough site’s health and safety and environmental management systems ensuring that it delivers business benefits, as well as continued accreditation to ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 (or ISO 45001), and delivery of internal and external audit programs and corrective and preventative actions to address any non-conformity.
  • Build in depth expert knowledge relating to relevant legislation and corporate standards and develop programs to support Slough site conformance, including the assessment and reporting of performance.
  • Lead projects and initiatives including cross functional teams which drive and deliver improvements in site Health and Safety and Environmental performance.
  • Maintain relationships with external authorities Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Environmental Agency (EA), and Environmental Health Officer (EHO).
  • Ensuring that Safety & Environmental incidents are suitably investigated, conclusions clearly identify responsibility, and findings are acceptable for review by external authorities.
  • Managing contracts with suppliers and external consultants related to HSE activities.


What we want from you:

  • In-depth knowledge of Health, Safety & Environment legislation.                           
  • NEBOSH Certificate/Diploma, IEMA Certificate preferable but not essential.
  • Experience working in factory environment in operation/technical role and/or experience maintaining a quality, safety, or environmental management system is desirable.
  • The ability to maintain professional working relationships with individuals at all levels in and out of the company


In return we offer:

  • Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Flexible Working
  • A focus on personal development and opportunity to grow in this role and future roles.  


We know it’s important to you to find out as much about us as possible, so following a review of your CV the first stage will be a telephone interview with the hiring manager and a chance for you to ask lots of questions. If successful you will be invited to an interview day in front of our panel. Don’t worry you’ll have plenty of time to prepare.


Posting Date: 28th November 2019
Closing date: 12th December 2019
First round interviews are proposed to take place week beginning 16th December 2019.  With a follow up selection day for successful candidates on 16th January 2020.

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