Health & Safety
£35 -£40,000pa (Dependent on experience)
12 Mar 2021

So, what will I be doing?

As Safety, Health & Environmental Business Partner, your role is vital in helping to shape and implement Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) plans for our largest production site in Blagdon. Partnering with the Site Senior Management Teams (SMT), you’ll take a proactive and coaching approach to inspire the Site team in its delivery of SHE compliance and improvement.

You’ll be a natural at collaborating - in addition to providing expert advice and guidance, you’ll see yourself as part of the solution. You’ll have a pragmatic view and your focus will be on engaging and working together with the Site teams, while providing realistic and practical ways to address any potential shortfalls.

The ideal candidate will have relevant experience within Manufacturing, however for this role, the most important thing is your proven capability in business partnering, within a complex working environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working in partnership with the site leadership team to ensure compliance with the Safety, Health and Environmental Management Procedures and Company strategy
  • Through collaboration with the key Stakeholders, proactively managing the development and continuous improvement of working practices, work instructions & job breakdown sheets to gain continuity of SHE management across the organisation
  • Influencing, coaching and mentoring site leadership teams to develop working knowledge of SHE management requirements to drive positive safety behaviours and improve safety culture and performance within the site and wider business
  • Proactively managing and undertaking incident investigations
  • Taking ownership for providing relevant management information and trend analysis of Safety and Environmental incident data
  • Working in collaboration with the Site Leadership Teams to develop and manage the Site SHE management plans using a risk based approach engaging with site teams to deliver targeted improvement initiatives
  • Managing data submission in relation to Environmental Permit Submission requirements
  • Managing implementation of ISO 14001 accredited management system requirements on site

Sounds interesting, what do I need?


  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Demonstrable Environmental Management experience 
  • Engaging and collaborative approach to supporting the Site
  • Tech IOSH or above
  • NEBOSH Occupational H&S Level 3 or equivalent


  • Experience within Manufacturing or better still, within the Food Industry
  • Accredited Internal Auditor qualification/experience
  • Environmental Permitting experience
  • Behavioural Safety program development & training delivery

Why should I join the family?

We’re independent, British and proud to be making the highest quality yogurts, desserts and ice cream under the Yeo Valley brand and for many of the UK’s major retailers. Operating from four dairies and two logistics centres in Somerset and Devon, we employ over 1700 staff and produce more than 25% of the UK’s packaged yogurt.

We’re sure you don’t need convincing, but there’s a whole host of benefits that we offer including:

  • 25 days’ holiday, plus bank holidays 
  • non-contributory pension scheme
  • life cover
  • healthcare cash back plan
  • cycle to work scheme
  • subsidised Yeo Valley products and services
  • preferential rates with our partners
  • annual bonus (as part of the Employee Benefit Trust, based on company performance for the year)
  • learning and development opportunities; we’re committed to ensuring all of our employees have the chance to grow

Our closing dates are a guide for when the application window should close, although we may close the advert sooner if we can. So, we recommend you get your application in straight away – and don’t miss the opportunity to join us!

Unfortunately, we’re not able to provide employment sponsorship to candidates at this moment in time.

Please note that Yeo Valley do not accept speculative agency applications; we will only accept applications from preferred suppliers that have been submitted to us via our recruitment portal at the point of instruction.

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