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Health & Safety Officer

Ref No: FV/HSO/07/21

Location: Moira HQ
Closing Date: 2nd August 2021

The successful candidate will be based at our Head Office in Moira and will be required to travel to our other sites in Northern Ireland, Donegal and Monaghan.

Fane Valley Co-op has interests in animal feed manufacturing, red meat processing (beef, lamb and edible offal’s), the production of beef dripping, fully integrated duck production & processing, porridge oats & breakfast cereal, agricultural supplies and the provision of agronomy & forage services.

We now wish to appoint a highly motivated Health and Safety Officer with a proven ability to work on their own initiative and who can add value to the Health and Safety function within our business.

Reporting to the Health and Safety Manager, the Health and Safety Officer will be responsible for undertaking duties covering all aspects of Health and Safety in the workplace.

The Role:

• The development/implementation of the Company’s Health, Safety and Environmental Management systems across all sites;
• Conducting and updating risk assessments;
• Ensuring that employees and contractors are compliant with all Health and Safety Legislation (NI and ROI);
• Providing advice on Health and Safety matters to both managers and employees;
• Health and Safety investigations of accidents and near misses;
• Preparation of monthly Health and Safety reports and collating Health and Safety statistics;
• Conducting site inspections and providing training to employees;
• Ensuring that our contractors’ codes of practice are up to date and adhered to by all employees and contractors.

The Person:

• At least two years’ experience in a Health and Safety role;
• A 3rd level qualification in a related discipline is desirable, as is NEBOSH certification;
• Working knowledge and experience of implementing and managing hazard identification and risk management processes;
• Knowledge of both NI and ROI Health and Safety legislation;
• Previous experience of managing Health and Safety investigations;
• Experience of managing and implementing Health and Safety management systems;
• Good oral and written communication skills;
• Excellent presentation skills;
• The ability to work on their own initiative within a dynamic work environment;
• Excellent analytical skills and a strong eye for detail;
• A Driving license and access to their own transport.

In return, the company offers an attractive salary and benefits package which includes: Healthcare Plan for employees and their children under 18, Company Pension & Life Assurance, Health & Well-Being strategy which incorporates a range of on-going initiatives and programmes.

To request an application form, please contact the HR department at Fane Valley. Email: hr@fanevalley.com Tel: (028) 92 610480 or apply directly through our Get Got portal.

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About Us

Fane Valley Co-operative is a progressive agri-food business based in Moira, Northern Ireland. Operating across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England and Belgium the Co-op has interests in red meat processing (beef, lamb and edible offals), the production of beef dripping, fully integrated duck production & processing, porridge oats & breakfast cereal, animal feed manufacturing, agricultural supplies and the provision of agronomy and forage services.

Formed in 1903, Fane Valley remains 100% farmer owned. The business, which now employs 2,750 people, continues to grow through a strategy of organic growth and targeted acquisitions.

Culture

Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working towards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the process. We endeavour to develop our people and harness everyone’s potential to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

Fane Valley is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based working environment.

Benefits

In return we offer a high degree of responsibility, great opportunities for learning, personal growth and development with advancement within a fast-moving agricultural sector. Health benefits and cover to be discussed with Human Resources.