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Job Vacancy: Compliance and Health & Safety Manager

We are inviting applications for the position of Compliance and Health & Safety Manager. Please read the job description below, and details about how to apply can be found at the bottom of this advert.

Role Summary

In this role, you will maintain Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures to support the business, in line with current HSE legislation and best practice.

You will take ownership of the Integrated Management System (IMS), maintaining and auditing the effectiveness of our systems throughout the organisation, ensuring that our Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality systems meet with the international standards (ISO's 9001, 14001 45001) and BRCGS issue 6 packaging materials.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure HSE policies, procedures and documentation are in place for both operatives and sub-contractors, including safe systems of work, and site-specific risk assessments, ensuring as a minimum best practice.
  • Ensure the company meets its statutory obligations in all areas of health, safety and welfare, inclusive of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations, providing competent information and advice as required.
  • Working proactively with managers to establish and maintain safe systems of work and a safe environment.
  • Ensure those with responsibility for health and safety (Managers, Supervisors, Sub-contractors) comply with their responsibilities, promoting a positive health and safety culture.
  • Communicate Health and Safety information to the Client, Supervisors, Operatives and sub-contractors through various mediums to ensure full understanding of issues and procedures.
  • Provision of reports/statistics to senior management, managers and staff forum meetings.
  • Maintain accreditations in BRCGS and ISO standards.
  • Produce Construction Phase Health and Safety plans for notifiable projects.
  • Produce Risk Assessments and Method Statements.
  • Maintain an accurate, up-to-date accident and ‘near miss record, ensuring that all accidents/incidents are documented and where necessary a thorough accident investigation is carried out, with managed actions thereafter.
  • Oversee that site audits, are undertaken by the relevant Managers, Supervisors, and sub-contractors, ensuring that action plans are implemented and monitored where necessary.
  • Assist with the induction of new starters and provide training/update talks for employees regarding health & safety policies and procedures.
  • Ensure systems are in place for periodic equipment testing.
  • Maintain health & safety records. Update, distribute and file documentation as required.
  • Organise relevant health, safety and environmental training for staff through competent and recognised organisations. Managing an up-to-date training record through our database.
  • Oversee the environmental forum, liaising with key stakeholders to ensure continued progression of cleaner, greener standards are maintained.
  • Conduct regular review of risk assessments and conduct premise audits.
  • Organise and manage regular fire alarm testing, drills for our main offices.

Skills & Experience

  • Experience of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of a Manufacturing Environment.
  • Knowledge of Health & safety to IOSHH/NEBOSH level desirable.
  • Strong decision-making/problem solving and motivational skills.
  • Accident prevention.
  • Risk assessment good understanding of the technical skills required of operatives working in a Manufacturing Environment.
  • Able to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to implement fully company policies and processes.
  • Strong IT skills (Intermediate/Advanced Excel knowledge) - demonstrating the ability to extract data and use it.
  • Good commercial awareness and understanding of the impact of costs.
  • Knowledge of ‘Systems Thinking' principles and their implementation.
  • Excellent communications skills at all levels.
  • Ability to write and communicate comprehensive health and safety reports.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Clean driving licence.


This position is located at our main factory site at Stopgate Lane, Aintree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L9 6DX.

Working Hours

  • Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
  • Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Salary & Benefits

  • The successful candidate can expect to receive a competitive salary based on their level of experience.
  • There will be opportunities for progression within our organisation.
  • A paid holiday entitlement of 20 working days, plus 8 public/bank holidays, per year.
  • Annual leave entitlement will increase with each year of service (please see our Company Benefits page for further details).
  • There is a contributory pension scheme which employees are auto enrolled into (subject to the conditions of the scheme).
  • You will be eligible to the company profit related bonus scheme.

Please visit our Company Benefits page to see a full list of benefits that are available to our employees.

About Aintree Plastics

Aintree Plastics is a manufacturer with over 28 years experience of producing bespoke polythene packaging and extruding film in an extensive range of blends, widths, thicknesses and colours.

We manufacture a wide range of converted products suitable for many industrial applications, and we supply all market sectors including the printer, converter, distributor, alongside direct end users.

Aintree Plastics is an equal opportunity employer, so we recognise the importance and value of having a diverse and inclusive workforce, and the benefits that this can bring to both our employees and customers. We are also accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation.

We are entering an exciting period of growth and expansion to the business and are looking forward to welcoming new members to our team.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to Scott Griffin, Operations Manager, at

Please state in the subject the name of the position that you are applying for, highlight any relevant skills or experience you may have, and why you are interested in this position.

The successful applicant will be selected based on their skills & experience, and interviews will be used in the selection process. A six month probation period must be successfully completed to hold the position permanently.

The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd February 2024.

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