Health, Safety and Environmental Executive (with Food Safety)

£54,500 - £60,100 + Benefits
22 Feb 2017
22 Mar 2017
Ms Alison Birch
Job Function
Operations Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

As HSE Executive (Head of Health Safety and Environmental with food safety) for Defence and Governments Services segment, you'll enable the operational and functional management, and front-line team members to be compliant with Sodexo UKI’s HSE Policies and drive continual improvement in HSE culture and performance. 

You'll liaise, advise and work with the Segment Executive team and other key stakeholders on all areas of Health and Safety to develop strategic improvements and objectives.

An excellent opportunity for an accomplished and highly credible HSE senior professional to showcase how, through their leadership and direction, the health, safety, environmental and risk management plan adds value to the Global and UK&I strategy and consequently drives improvement in health, safety and risk performance across the segment


We are a key partner to the Ministry of Defence, running services at major UK and overseas military bases which improve quality of life for our military personnel. We are dedicated to delivering the best quality as well as cost-efficiency in the delivery of infrastructure, facilities management, catering, retail and leisure services to the armed forces community

Government Services:

We operate in both central and local government. Our wealth of experience means we are able to transfer best practices from the corporate sector to create better working environments in the public sector. We bring services that increase employee engagement, wellbeing and productivity to the public sector to help support government to deliver on its promised outcomes while reducing costs.

Package description

Competitive salary of £54,500-£60,100 plus benefits including bonus, car, pension, flexible benefits scheme etc

As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for our employees, Sodexo offers a flexible benefits scheme, allowing you to tailor a reward package to suit your needs which includes a technology scheme, private dental insurance, travel insurance, gym membership, Gourmet card, private medical insurance and the ability to purchase or sell annual leave to name but a few.

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster

Main responsibilities

Reporting to the Divisional Director, you'll lead the HSE contract based teams to support continued professional development, ensuring managers and colleagues receive suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training in all matters HSE to enable compliance with statutory legislation and company policy, driving consistently across all parts of the business .

*please see attached job description for further details

Ideal candidate
  • Experience in managing health and safety in a multi-site environment
  • Experience of managing a team, strong leadership skills
  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent
  • Food safety experience
  • Experience in risk management and business continuity planning
  • Articulate and able to confidently present to all levels of management and colleagues
  • Effective influencing skills and stakeholder management
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications
  • A team player
About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to further engage ex-forces personnel and reservists.  Those applying for roles with us who meet the essential criteria advertised under the ‘ideal candidate’ on the vacancy advertised are guaranteed to progress within the selection process.