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Health & Safety Specialist

Job Name

Health & Safety Specialist


United Kingdom





Reporting Line:

EHS Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Alissa Rojas Peraza

About the role

A unique opportunity to lead and support the development and implementation of Bacardi’s Global Sustainability and Safety programs: Good Spirited and Safety First, within the 8 sites (whisky and gin distilleries, maturation sites plus bulk and bottling operations) which constitute the UK Operating Centre


  • Develop and deliver proactive Safety programs which influence culture and behaviours to achieve an incident free work place
  • Achieve and maintain accreditations that confirm our commitment to Health & Safety programmes which meet our stakeholder obligations in full 
  • Achieve and maintain full compliance with legislative requirements for all sites.
  • Develop workforce at all levels to an appropriate set of clearly defined Health & Safety competencies.
  • To align our organisation and structure with Bacardi EHS Strategy.
  • Achieve the aim of zero LTA’s through site safety initiative programmes.
  • To ensure compliance with company change management process to assess all EHS impacts
  • To embed/implement Behavioural Safety Programme
  • Develop site safety management system through HAZOP, human factor assessments, hierarchical task analysis etc.
  • Participate and lead where appropriate Process safety, PTW improvement initiatives
  • Ensure that all policies, procedures and guidance are developed fully and implemented at all sites
  • Participate in audit programme to ensure that the requirements of the EHS management systems are being achieved. 
  • Ensure that identified EHS training needs are delivered to defined schedule.
  • Liaise with all levels of staff and contractors on matters relating to EH&S
  • Effectively communicate all EHS issues to relevant parties
  • Liaise with external enforcement authorities regarding legal compliance.
  • Maintain and update COMAH Safety reports in line with regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that an effective action tracking mechanism is in place to address all EHS issues
  • Provide support for the identification and assessments of EHS Capex requirements.
  • Act as EHS contact for projects and initiatives throughout the company
  • Maintain relevant KPI’s to track and routinely report all HSE issues
  • Ensure the implementation of all site safety initiatives to achieve the set KPI’s
  • Reinforce and strengthen the HSE culture at every opportunity in operations and projects
  • Promote correct HSE behaviours through personal example
  • Maintain ISO45000 system compliance 
  • Improved LTA rate
  • Reduction in Reportable Incidents 
  • Compliance with legal & Bacardi standards 
  • Develop and Support the Bacardi Operating System within the EHS processes, performance and personal safety awareness 
  • Support One Bacardi Standard through ISO45000 system compliance 
  • Develop and ensure implementation of strategies aligned to Bacardi Standards 
  • Continually improve health and safety performance across the business 
  • Help to develop UK Operations as a leader in EHS operations as Gold Standard in BOS 
  • Support a Safety First, zero accident and incident culture 
  • Effective and robust PTW system

Skills and Experience

  • NEBOSH diploma or equivalent degree
  • CMIOSH (or working towards) 
  • Minimum of 5 years EHS functional experience in manufacturing or process industries
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a high risk operational environment
  • Knowledge and experience of Leading Cross Functional Project Teams to deliver EHS initiatives across a business
  • Process Safety background / experience.
  • Achieving Results: Demonstrates commitment, determination, energy and accountability in delivering quality outputs
  • Team Working: Facilitates team working, supports and encourages others. Able to work with all functions in the business
  • Communications Skills: Communicates clearly both orally and in writing
  • Ability to write and implement EHS procedures
  • Ability to deliver effective training
  • Good team facilitator with ability to work with other functions
  • Attention to detail
  • Drive for results/completer finisher
  • Effective communication skills
  • Influence and motivate stakeholders

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list. 

U.S. applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.