Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager

13 June 20192019-06-13
This vacancy is now closed


Safety comes first. That’s the message that we’re constantly reinforcing at our Clonmel site, the home of Irish Cider. We’re looking for an H&S professional to join the Site Leadership Team at Clonmel to take ownership of our health and safety agenda.

You’ll be responsible for day to day EHS management on site and for the development and continuous evolution of the site EHS strategy. Through excellent influencing and leadership skills, you’ll help us continuously improve processes and drive a strong safety-first culture.


So what’s involved?

This role is all about developing, communicating and implementing the site’s Health, Safety and Environment strategy, policies, and processes.

As a member of our Site Leadership Team at Clonmel, you’ll be responsible for advising your senior colleagues to ensure they understand the EHS strategy and that they ensure delivery of this within their own area of operation, supporting them with training and advice as required.

You’ll be keeping tabs on Health, Safety or Environmental legislation and best practice and ensuring the site is fully compliant at all times. Where risks are identified, you’ll take quick and effective action seeing every issue or action is understood and managed.

A big part of the role will be building a strong Safety-First culture internally. You’ll need to proactively promote a consistent message to all staff within the business to support delivery of the EHS strategy and objectives, and ensure that employees receive essential technical training and knowledge.

Ensure an in-house EHS Audit programme, communicating results as appropriate and managing any required follow up.


What you’ll need:

Candidates should be qualified EHS Professionals and be able to demonstrate their ability to operate successfully at a senior level in a management role. This should include a period of time operating in a food or drink environment. It would be a particular benefit if you have already worked in a bottling environment.

You should be able to demonstrate a proactive attitude to continuously improving delivery of EHS within the business, drawing on past experience of overcoming challenges and/or resistance from others, to ensure best practice becomes the norm and improved ways of working are maintained. You will be able to liaise effectively with colleagues at all levels, both on and off site, to take responsibility for delivering the planned EHS strategy. This will involve the audit and review of safety management systems and subsequent action points.

Understanding the need for a strong reputation in EHS, and how it links to 'brand and company image' you should have been an integral part of your previous business success. It is equally important that candidates can demonstrate a good capability to influence and communicate effectively at the most senior levels in an organisation. Experience of doing this in a unionised environment, maintaining a positive working relationship, is key.


Send us a CV that demonstrates your EHS expertise. We’ll be back in touch asap.