EHS Advisor


Knottingley, GB

Benefits Summary

Circa £38,000 per annum depending on skills and demonstrable relevant experience

Up to 10% bonus

6% Employer Pension contributions, doubling employee contributions

25 days holiday


Who we are looking for

Etex are seeking an experienced EHS Advisor to join a busy EHS Team, based in Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire

  • Someone who never stands still, who wants to build a positive future, who puts the team first and who thrives in a multicultural environment.
  • You'll be dedicated, a team player with an openness to collaborate across teams to ensure the customer is at the focus of our endeavours
  • A passion for EHS, consistently striving to create a strong EHS culture.
  • Someone with a keen interest in developing into an EHS Manager position
  • An interest in multi-site support and a willingness to travel

Reporting line

At Etex we believe that it’s not about who I report to, or who reports to me. It’s about who I can help and who can help me. As the EHS Advisor your expertise means that you will be a valued member of the EHS Team, reporting into the UK EHS Manager. In addition to your direct team you will have regular connections with Plant Manager, and all Etex colleagues.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To take an active role in managing all matters of Health, Safety and Environmental compliance within your area of responsibility.
  • Support and advise Operational Management on all legal requirements ensuring that your business area remains compliant and audit ready at all times. Through visible leadership ensure a positive safety and environmental culture is encouraged, continuous improvement sustained, and the sharing of best practices demonstrated.
  • Manage the generation and upkeep of an EHS improvement plan for your respective area on an annual frequency ensuring that internal and external audit non-conformances and observations are considered and included where risk is evident.
  • Be a major contributor to all EHS forums and committees and ensure that a collaborative spirit is evident at all times.

Role and Responsibilities - Pt 2

•            Help grass roots engagement through developing the EHS Champions

•            Develop training materials and support programmes that improve EHS competencies

•            Develop and lead Safety Improvement Plans that assist the site in becoming zero harm

•            Use incident data to trend incidents in order to focus resource on the highest risks

•            Work with relevant departments when projects are being planned, implemented and completed

•            Promote the continual improvement of relevant environmental and health & safety management systems,
               including the simplification of related management system documentation

•            Work with Line Managers to improve Risk Assessments and Work Instruction development

•            Understand and assist in the implementation of Etex Standards

•            Provide EHS advice on Management of Change (MOC) requests

•            Actively monitor the Permit to Work process and ensure contractors are working safely

  • Be the first line contact for enforcing authorities and other bodies

Required Experience

Minimum of 2 Years' experience in similar role in manufacturing environment 

Required Education

GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English

NEBOSH diploma or equivalent 

Required Certificates

IOSH Membership

Valid UK Driving License

IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management desirable but not essential

Work Location

Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire with infrequent travel to other Etex Plants

Geographical Context and Travel Requirements

Due to the nature of this role, from time to time there will be the requirement to travel to other Etex Plants Nationwide.

Potential international travel on an infrequent basis