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Safety Health Environment Coordinator

Job ID:
Supply Chain
Burton-on-Trent, England
Date posted:

Job Title : SHE Coordinator

Location : Burton Site

Function: Supply Chain

JOB Purpose

Reporting to the Safety and Environment (SHE) Manager, the SHE Coordinator will have responsibility for delivering Safety, Health and Environmental improvement activities, and providing competent advice and coaching in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

You will work with the site SHE and Operations teams to drive implementation and maintenance of an ambitious programme of Health, Safety and Environmental improvements within a World Class Manufacturing (WCM) framework.  The successful candidate will display competent interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude, with the ability to communicate effectively with employees from all levels and functions of the business.

You will be active in manufacturing areas of the site, supporting risk assessment, continual improvement activities, delivering training and providing support to the operational teams.  

You must also be able to lead projects and manage multiple workstreams in a demanding environment.  You will be comfortable with making interventions to discuss safe and unsafe behaviours, and challenging accepted practice in an appropriate and positive manner.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Help embed the corporate and site safety, health and environmental policy, strategy and standards within the factory through effective leadership, communication and engagement;

  • Lead and contribute to risk assessments; provide advice and support implementation of appropriate control measures, ensure all assessments are reviewed and updated;

  • Contribute to the development of compliant and practical site SHE Standards and Procedures to conform with legal and Unilever standards;

  • Drive timely incident reporting and suitably thorough root cause investigation providing leadership and advice. Ensure timely closure of actions and sharing of learning;

  • Ensure effective processes are in place for management of improvement activities arising from sources including risk assessment, incidents, investigations and audits;

  • Provide suitable information, training and coaching to operational teams using all appropriate methods of communication.  Develop internal training materials and work with other to help coordinate external training;

  • Perform regular workplace inspections and audits, help ensure that audit actions are assigned to relevant stakeholders and completed; 

  • Attend daily area operations performance review meetings providing data for safety health and environment, supporting the prioritisation of and delivering actions as appropriate;

  • Support the Safety Pillar within the factory in accordance with World Class Manufacturing methodologies and demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset;

  • Provide competent and coherent advice and guidance to managers and employees on legal requirements and good practice, showing willingness to take personal responsibility to embed improvements;

All About You


  • NEBOSH General certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent; 

  • Knowledge of practically applying safety, health, and environmental legislative requirements in a workplace;

  • Experience in reporting and investigating incidents and developing action plans;

  • Experience in carrying out workplace audit and inspections, and determining appropriate actions and accountability;

  • Experience carrying out risk assessments, reviewing existing controls and recommending improvements, preferably in a multidisciplinary team;

  • Experience in driving improvement programmes in a workplace, preferably FMCG Manufacturing.


  • Manufacturing experience would be a distinctive advantage;

  • Experience of delivering training and coaching to employees;

  • Demonstrable experience in prioritisation of issues and working both independently and with others to ensure they are addressed with appropriate urgency;

  • IEMA qualification or experience in Environmental Management;

  • Experience of a World Class Manufacturing (WCM) environment;

  • Experience in the practical application or ergonomic risk assessment and improvements.

About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.

Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’

What We Offer

Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.

Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. We are also more than happy to provide reasonable adjustments during our application and interview process to enable you to be present your best self.

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