Health & Safety Officer

Tunbridge Wells

Job Details


UK Tunbridge Wells M&S - 11054

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£29 k + company benefits

Closing Date

31/10/2020 12:00

Role Overview

This is a key role to support the Distribution Centre Manager by integrating effectively with the senior management team to ensure H&S standards & compliance is achieved and maintained through high levels of employee engagement. The successful candidate will play a lead role in the continuous improvement of the Network Safety Plan that demonstrates a strong safety culture for employees, visitors and contractors.

Who are we?

Wincanton is a leading third-party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do, and our mission is “to make our customers business’s better, every day.”

How will you contribute?

  • Manage site Health & Safety in accordance with Wincanton’s Safety Health Environmental Procedures
  • Ensure the site meets or exceeds the Health & Safety targets expected by Company / Client
  • Manage and maintain site training records and site training matrix
  • Co-ordination of all site Health & Safety activities including committees and training and communications to ensure the site remains compliant
  • Assist/undertake risk assessments and create SSOWs as required.
  • Using corporate IT systems e.g. Safeguard, Web risk etc. to produce reports & support the delivery of Safety across the network.
  • Ensure compliance when dealing with accident investigation and RIDDOR reports
  • Work in line with Company Process and Audit requirements
  • Act as necessary without supervision to get things done and organize people and activities effectively, knowing what to measure and how to measure it.
  • Liaise daily with Distribution Centre Manager and site management team
  • Define problems and devise effective solutions using rigorous logical and analytical tools
  • Be pro-active in decision making based on analysis, experience, judgement and intuition
  • Carry out site inspections to analyses what exists and what needs to be done, and arrange for appropriate actions to be taken
  • Ensure compliance with Regulations by making frequent, unannounced physical inspections and by audits of the written documentation
  • Hold Health & Safety meetings and oversee First Aiders on site again acting in accordance to site compliance and current legislation
  • Manage and drive safety plans across all network sites including advocating a H&S comes first culture.
  • Assist the Network H&S Manager at other locations within the area in agreement with local management.
  • To attended company safety conferences / courses as required throughout the year  

What will you bring?


  • An effective team member of any number of teams
  • Able to communicate with internal and external clients
  • Self-motivated and self-disciplined
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Driven by continual improvement
  • High standard of work and integrity
  • Can operate successfully with all levels of colleagues and management
  • Able to resolve multiple and/or complex issues while under pressure
  • IOSH qualification required as minimum
  • NEBOSH qualification preferred but not essential
  • Minimum 2/3 years working in a supervisory position in a strong H&S Environment is required
  • Ability to build strong and effective relationships with customers and colleagues by    demonstrating a high level of integrity and professionalism
  • Experience of Microsoft Office applications



  • Experience working in a management role in distribution / warehouse environment with working knowledge of H&S
  • Extensive knowledge of Health and Safety legislation


What do we offer?

We really value our people and offer a friendly, safety first working environment and a competitive salary along with other benefits including; company pension scheme, private healthcare, annual leaves + bank hols with the option to buy more, cycle to work scheme ,employee benefits online discount platform, onsite parking, onsite canteen + much more

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That’s why we also provide significant opportunities for career development and progression, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

Apply Now!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and uploading your CV. We are a fast-moving organisation so we may not always wait until the closing date to review applications. As a result, you should submit your CV as soon as possible!