Regional Health and Food Safety Officer

 Location: Manchester
 Job type: Permanent
 Closes: closed

Regional Health and Food Safety Officer

Location: Liverpool

Salary: Up to 40K DOE + 4K Car Allowance

Job type: Permanent



Meraki Talent is currently recruiting for an enthusiastic individual to join our client, a market leading produce distributor. Delivering high quality specialist units to different areas of the foodservice sectors.

You can expect a competitive salary in addition to a generous car allowance and 3% company pension contribution. Potential sponsorship opportunity for study towards the NCRQ Diploma depending on suitability and commitment to the company. The ideal candidate will have health and safety experience within warehousing and transport.



  • The provision of specialist advice and assistance in the areas of Health and Safety, Food Safety and the Environment to Branches across Scotland and Northern England regions
  • Support Branches to enable them to fully implement their applicable risk assessments and safe systems of work
  • Advise and assist in co-ordination of fire safety arrangements
  • Undertaking of fire risk assessments and review of fire evacuation plans
  • Provide support to sites regarding management of contractors including assessment of non-routine contracts, assessment of RAMS, relevant competence and insurances
  • Deliver or organise specialist H&S training
  • Monitor site H&S / Food Safety training to ensure that it is competently delivered and appropriately recorded
  • Monitor monthly walk-through inspections and follow-up corrective actions
  • Complete incident investigations where necessary and recommend required actions
  • Monitor unsafe act / unsafe condition reporting data and provide feedback and guidance to sites
  • Regularly attend and contribute to Site H&S Committee meetings in ex-officio capacity
  • In co-ordination with the Group Technical Systems Manager assist branches certificated to the BRC Storage and Distribution Standard to maintain their Quality Systems and support them during annual audits
  • Complete regular internal audits for BRC Storage and Distribution certificated branches
  • Regularly attend HACCP meetings and reviews ensuring implementation of HACCP
  • Liaise with external authorities as required and support locally
  • Advise sites on Health, Safety, Environment, Food Safety and Security issues
  • Support and profile continual development initiatives for Safety Cultural Maturity
  • Conduct Annual Audits of Health, Safety, Environment, Food Safety and Security
  • Assist in the organisation and delivery of the Annual Group Health and Safety Conference
  • Assist with / lead on core projects within the UK Central H&S Team




  • There will be an expectation for regular travel to sites with a requirement for overnight stays on occasion
  • The role may also require some flexibility for working across other regions within the UK
  • NEBOSH Certificate with ability to take further (NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent)
  • Warehousing and transport experience
  • Training experience



  • Food Hygiene – level 3, HACCP – level 3, BRC awareness, Fresh produce and chilled experience
  • Manual handling trainer
  • Fire Safety: FPA Certificate in Applied Fire Risk Assessment or Equivalent
  • Auditor trained (skills cross functional but preferably BRC or ISO)


To be considered for this vacancy you must meet the full criteria above. Due to the high numbers of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Is this job for you? Meraki needs: Health and Safety, Food Safety, NEBOSH Diploma, Warehousing and transport experience

Meraki Talent values diversity in our own workforce and we actively support our clients to build diverse and inclusive workplaces. For all our roles, both internal and those on behalf of our clients, we welcome enquiries from everyone

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