Site HSSE Manager

Location Ross on Wye
Discipline: Operations - Ross
Job type: Permanent
Job ref: 002622
Published: about 1 month ago



There is no other business quite like ours, we think this is a special place to work, even if we do say so ourselves! For example, our last survey found 97% of our employees feel we really care about their health & wellbeing & the same number think we have open & honest communication at all levels‿

We have been making life taste better since 1908. At the heart of everything is our rich family heritage, an unrelenting ambition to keep innovating, & a true pride in who we are. It is our team of talented people that make us. We are actively looking for difference & we are working hard to make sure all our practices are inclusive.




We're looking for a Site HSSE Manager to join us at our Ross on Wye site.

This role is responsible for the Health, Safety, Security and Environmental performance of the production facility through proactive management.

The successful candidate will lead and develop a strong safety culture, one that delivers a safe and reliable operational environment.



  • Review, manage and maintain the site Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Management System
  • Lead the forward planning activities for the site and wider business risk management
  • Liaise with external interested parties including (but not exclusive to) Auditors, EHS representatives, local or national authorities, EHS activity suppliers
  • Ensure full compliance for statutory for site wide activities
  • Carbon reduction commitment and management
  • Promote hazard identification via a near miss process. Record and investigate all accidents and report on HSE website when applicable. Seeking target of zero accidents (aligned to KPI reporting)
  • Work with the other departments to ensure adherence to requirements and auditable processes are in place. Support development of risk assessment and SOP’s
  • Initiate and support engineering cost reductions through the management of effective spend
  • Support and advise the manufacturing teams with technical advice supported with factual data
  • Manage Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for issues around incidents, driving improvements through CAPA process
  • Lead and develop the site’s sustainability strategy and delivery of it, to meet Nichols PLC targets and objectives
  • To represent the Ross-on-Wye site at group level in respect of the carbon reduction roadmap and associated activities
  • Carry out reasonable tasks as requested by the General Manager in line with department or company objectives


  • Effective leadership and communication skills, encouraging good communication and working relationships across the business
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and developments
  • Competency training i.e. toolbox talks and awareness briefings
  • Being a role model for a culture of continuous improvement, seeking opportunities with a cross functional team approach wherever possible
  • Being an action driven leader, proactive and forward thinking with high influencing skills
  • Role modelling the values and supporting business activities for inclusivity and culture.


  • IOSH Managing Safely and NEBOSH certificated with proven experience within an FMCG business
  • Auditor Trained i.e. ISO9001, 22000 or 44001
  • Excellent IT skills



No matter where you work in our business you will be entitled to the following, and these are just some of the benefits of working @Vimto;

  • 25 days holiday (with opportunity to buy extra every year)
  • Private medical cover
  • Your birthday off work
  • 1 day a year off work to volunteer in the community (you choose when and where)
  • A generous pension scheme
  • Annual Bonus
  • Save as you Earn Share Scheme

Join us and #findyourdifferent


While our people tell us Nichols plc is a great place to work, we know we can do more. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are learning what this means every day.


We are striving to ensure we are building more diverse teams, we are at our best when we bring together our different life experiences, ways of thinking and individuality.


Any job offer is subject to an individual’s Right to Work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visas.