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Health & Safety Director

About the role

The North British Distillery is one of Scotland’s oldest and largest Scotch grain whisky producers. We manufacture and sell grain spirit – the base for blended whisky – and its by-products.  Our warehousing complex offers maturation services.  Safety is at the very heart of our values and is central to everything that we do.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, credible and experienced Health & Safety Director to join our Senior Leadership Team to oversee all Health & Safety aspects of the business.

You will be responsible for designing and delivering the strategic priorities for the Site Health & Safety management programmes and systems across our COMAH sites.  The Health & Safety Director will lead a small, focused team and will work very closely with the Site Directors.

You will be a positive, approachable and an accessible ambassador for Health & Safety right across the business with a focus on continuous improvement, efficiency and sustained benefit.

We are looking for candidates with exceptional leadership and communication skills who can work well in a multi-site environment with constant change, as well as with key external stakeholders included within the Health and Safety Executive and Scotch Whisky Association.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

–       Experience in a manufacturing/FMCG environment

–       Degree qualified, ideally with NEBOSH/IOSH qualification

–       Demonstrable experience of Continuous Improvement

–       Working knowledge of key standards such as ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and BRC accreditation

–       Training, competence and experience in Permit to Work systems, risk assessments and method statements

–       Commercial awareness and acumen

Experience in a unionised environment and of working in a top tier COMAH site are highly desirable.

We focus on continuous improvement under our ‘True North’ programme, with company-wide core values uniting our workforce. For all employees, safety at work and working together are part of day-to-day life at North British. A culture of support and opportunity enables those who work here to thrive in their chosen field.

We welcome your interest in this role and invite you to download a full candidate brochure here.

To apply, please send your CV to Ailsa Sutherland, Director, FWB Park Brown at or for a confidential discussion, please contact her at our Edinburgh office on 0131 539 7087.