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EHS Business Partner
Barnstaple, Devon
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Annual bonus, 33 days annual leave
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date:
Added: 16 Aug 2023
Job Reference: BBBH37414
Job Description
Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Business Partner

Role: Full-time, permanent
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon
Working Hours: Monday - Friday (08:00 - 16:30), Onsite role
Salary: £40,000-£50,000pa + bonus + benefits

The Role:

We are looking for a dynamic and customer focused EHS Business Partner who is passionate about ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees. In this role, you will collaborate closely with leadership, providing expert guidance on all matters related to Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) as well as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). Your main objective will be to deliver a friendly, consistent, and professional service to our workforce.

Role Duties:

* Primary point of contact for your assigned functional area, which will include other sites, play a critical role in advising and consulting on various EHS and ESG-related topics.
* Focus will be on keeping our people safe, and lead the development and implementation of comprehensive EHS and ESG programs.
* Identifying potential hazards within processes and workplaces, collaborate with key stakeholders to devise effective corrective and preventive actions, ultimately reducing risks and preventing harm.
* Driving continuous improvement through leading projects and staying updated on the latest EHS legislation and industry developments.
* Rolling out targeted training activities
* Raise awareness of EHS requirements, influencing and inspiring others to embrace a culture of safety and compliance across the organisation.
* Providing support to the EHS Manager
* Actively participate as Chair and/or EHS representative in various committees and meetings, including Employee Consultation Forums and First Aid/Fire Warden Groups.

The Person:

* Previous experience in a practical EHS role, preferably in a cleanroom or GMP manufacturing environment, where you have gained expertise in conducting audits, inspections, and risk assessments.
* A deep understanding of the significant impact that EHS work can have on a business, with a genuine commitment to keeping people safe as your driving force.
* A strong appreciation for the importance of compliance with legislation and processes, coupled with an understanding of the human element and a focus on fulfilling our ethical and legal duty of care.
* Proven experience in managing multiple and complex work streams simultaneously, demonstrating your ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
* Experience in delivering training and coaching to both individuals and groups would be highly advantageous, enabling you to effectively communicate EHS requirements and drive behavioural change.
* Familiarity with the implementation and maintenance of ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards will be beneficial.
* Your track record showcases perseverance, diligence, and accuracy, reflecting your investigative and methodical approach to work.
* Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are vital for this role, allowing you to adapt your style to connect with diverse audiences. You possess the ability to influence, persuade, and diplomatically challenge when necessary.
* Possession of NEBOSH Certificate, NCRQ or equivalent in Occupational Safety and Health is essential.
* Graduate membership of IOSH or actively working towards attaining GradIOSH status is advantageous.

The Rewards:

* Competitive salary of £40,000-£50,000 per annum, dependant on experience
* Working within a dynamic team of 5 passionate H&S professionals
* Annual 5% performance based bonus
* 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
* Pension contribution matched up to 5%
* Annual pay reviews
* Wellbeing support including yoga and pilates classes
* Mental health and menopause support
* Smart spending discounted shopping

Acorn by Synergie acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.
Rebecca Bennison
Branch Manager
Rebecca has been with Acorn by Synergie for 8 years and has fantastic commercial knowledge of the local market. She takes pride in mentoring her team to succeed in their careers, by offering an honest and personable recruitment solution to businesses and Hiring Managers and supporting candidates in securing new roles.
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