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Health & Safety Officer (Maternity Cover)

Ref No: FV/HSO/05/24

Location: Moira HQ
Closing Date: 27th May 2024

We now wish to appoint a temporary Health and Safety Officer (maternity cover) with a proven ability to work on their own initiative and who can add value to the Health and Safety function within our business. The successful candidate can choose to be based either at our Head Office in Moira or at our Fane Valley Feeds site in Omagh and will be required to travel to our other sites in Northern Ireland, Donegal and Monaghan.

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:

  • Contribute to the development of the Company’s Health and Safety Management systems across all sites;
  • Conduct and update risk assessments;
  • Ensure that employees and contractors are compliant with all Health and Safety Legislation (NI and ROI); 
  • Provide advice on health and safety matters to both managers and employees;
  • Carry out health and safety investigations of accidents and near misses;
  • Preparation of monthly health and safety reports and collating health and safety statistics;
  • Conduct site inspections and provide training to employees;
  • Ensure 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;
  • Experience of implementing and managing hazard identification and risk management processes;
  • Knowledge of both NI and ROI Health and Safety legislation;
  • Experience of managing Health and Safety investigations;
  • Experience of managing and implementing Health and Safety management systems;
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills with excellent analytical skills and a strong eye for detail;
  • The ability to work on their own initiative within a dynamic work environment;
  • A Driving license and access to their own transport.
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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.


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.


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.

Our Purpose

To advance the interests of farmers and the agricultural industry through the development of growth orientated agri-food businesses and the promotion of best agricultural practice.

Our Values

Trust: Trusting each other and earning the trust of others

Respect: Treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves

Teamwork: Together we are more effective

Excellence: We aim to exceed expectations and always strive to be better