Group Health & Safety and Food Hygiene Manager

London  |  Head Office

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Group Health & Safety and Food Hygiene Manager – Chiswick

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, hands on Health & Safety professional.   This senior level role is a group wide role taking ownership of all of Harvey Nichols’ H&S and Food Hygiene legislation.   This is across all our departments and sites.

A very hands on role you will work with a wide range of colleagues to deliver a healthy, safe and supportive working environment to all.   You will work with your colleagues directly, so some travel is expected but this does mean that no one day is the same!

You will assist the Company to comply with all Health & Safety and Food Hygiene legislation.  You will also work with a wide range of colleagues across all departments and sites to deliver a healthy, safe and supportive working environment for all Harvey Nichols staff, concession staff, contractors, freelancers, visitors and customers to any Harvey Nichols’ premises.

Here at Harvey Nichols we are daring to be different at every step and that’s exactly what we are looking for in our future talent. At Harvey Nichols you will be challenged in a supportive and friendly environment whilst inspired to be nothing but the best you can be.


What you will be doing

  • To act as the Lead Officer and Competent Person, for ensuring compliance with all relevant Health & Safety and Food Hygiene legislation across all business activities for Harvey Nichols.
  • To continue to develop, maintain and improve a comprehensive and innovative Health & Safety Management System to meet business activities and objectives, including drafting any amendments following new legislation.
  • To ensure a comprehensive and appropriate auditing process is in place to check suitable and adequate safety systems are employed across all business activities.
  • To liaise with the Company’s Insurers and appointed solicitors on any Employee Liability and Public Liability insurance claims for accidents and incidents.
  • To ensure appropriate management and monitoring of contractors, sub-contractors, freelancers, merchandisers etc. working on our premises, in order to ensure adequate provision for safe working.
  • To work closely with our appointed Food Safety Consultants to ensure that all sites are fully compliant with food hygiene legislation and to monitor standards and performance.
  • To review and update the fire risk assessments for all premises, at least annually, and to monitor the effective implementation of all control measures and actions noted.
  • To facilitate and support all head office departments when planning and implementing any promotional activities, attendance at external events, creative and visual merchandising and window displays which may require pragmatic Health & Safety solutions.


About your experience:

  • You have a relevant equivalent experience
  • You have a professional qualification in health and safety
  • You have at least 5 years post qualification of working in a similar role (ideally retail or commercial)
  • You have an expert knowledge of Health & Safety and Food Hygiene legislation and best practice


About you

  • You are able to work well under pressure and autonomously
  • You have an high regard for attention to detail
  • You are a positive and friendly person
  • You have a can-do attitude


About us

Since Harvey Nichols first opened in Knightsbridge in 1831, it has led the way in sourcing the most desirable and cutting-edge designer brands. The ultimate fashion experience, exclusive, niche and established labels sit alongside accessible everyday collections, offering customers the must-have edit for all their wardrobe needs – from every day to extraordinary. We are fearlessly stylish and encourage our customers and team members to be the same


All your hard work, rewarded 

Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

  • A unique Learning and Development programme to support your career with us
  • Very generous staff discount plus annual clothing allowance
  • Practically free London travel card for zones 1 – 6
  • Vouchers or schemes that fit your world from childcare to bike to work
  • Charity day to support your good cause
  • Seasonal staff parties and team days
  • Study support for those who want to expand their qualifications


Where do I sign?

If you are already thinking of what you will wear on your first day then click to apply

The process from here is simple;

  • One of our specialist recruiters will review your application and if suitable ask you a couple of questions.
  • If our expectations match you will be invited to meet the Hiring Manager for an informal, competency based interview.
  • Throughout the process you will have access to the recruiter who is on hand to answer any questions you may have.


We look forward to speaking with you.


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