Operations

Health & Safety Officer (part time)

Major Recruitment are recruiting for a Health and Safety Officer working on a part time basis in East Yorkshire!

Our client is a notable family run company specialising in the cultivation and distribution of fresh mushrooms. The company is famously recognised for its commitment to quality and sustainability and due to year on year success, they are looking to add to their team!

What’s in it for you?

  • Paying £20,800
  • Permanent position – 25 hours per week
  • Genuine progression and developement
  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Overtime available

What will your day to day look like?

  • Expert Advice and Guidance: Collaborate closely with Senior team and Line Managers to provide expert advice on H&S Policies, Safe Operating Procedures, and Risk Assessments.
  • Coaching and Development: Coach and develop the knowledge of Senior team and Line Managers regarding health and safety protocols.
  • Audit Support: Work with HR and Technical management teams to provide safety support during various company audits.
  • Policy Development: Develop and execute workplace health and safety plans according to legal guidelines.
  • Policy Enforcement: Prepare and enforce policies and procedures to foster a culture of health and safety.
  • Risk Assessment: Evaluate practices, procedures, and facilities to assess risk and ensure adherence to company and legal requirements.
  • Compliance Monitoring: Monitor compliance with policies and laws through inspections of employees and operations
  • Equipment and Machinery Inspection: Inspect equipment and machinery to ensure legal compliance and identify unsafe conditions for repair/improvement.
  • Statutory Safety Inspections Management: Oversee statutory safety inspections for: Lifting equipment, Forklift trucks, Fire extinguishers, Ladders and racking
  • Workplace Inspections: Conduct regular workplace inspections and generate action plans to improve practices and housekeeping.
  • Accident Investigation: Investigate accidents and incidents to identify root causes and help prevent future occurrences.
  • Training and Presentations: Conduct training sessions and presentations on health and safety matters and accident prevention.
  • Hazard and Near Miss Reporting: Promote hazard and near miss reporting to encourage workforce safety awareness.

About you…

This is an exciting time to join a dynamic, third-generation family business as a Health & Safety Officer, reporting to the Operations Director. We’re looking for that star individual who will ensure compliance with health and safety laws, establish workplace safety policies, and improve conditions by identifying hazards. The suitable candidate will hold the following:

  • NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Membership of IOSH.
  • Extensive and up to date knowledge of Health and Safety legislation.
  • Experience of Health and Safety management

If you feel you’d be suitable for this role, please contact the NEWTON AYCLIFFE BRANCH on 01325 468780

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Production Harvesting Manager

Major Recruitment are recruiting for a Harvesting Manager / Head of Harvesting located in East Yorkshire!

Our client is a notable family run company specialising in the cultivation and distribution of fresh mushrooms. The company is famously recognised for its commitment to quality and sustainability and due to year on year success, they are looking to add to their team!

What’s in it for you?

  • Paying up to £50,000
  • Permanent position
  • Genuine progression and developement
  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays.
  • Overtime available

What will your day to day look like?

  • Targets: You will stablish and maintain hourly targets for pickers to ensure both quality and quantity of harvested mushrooms meet set standards.
  • Development: Your role will be to provide training, coaching, and mentoring to staff and supervisors to achieve desired picking rates, ensuring skill development and adherence to best practices.
  • Staff Organisation: You’ll develop and implement staffing plans for the growing rooms, ensuring adequate coverage. Coordinate with agencies to fulfill staffing needs when necessary.
  • Recruitment and Planning: Make decisions regarding staffing, including recruitment and overall workforce planning to maintain efficient operations.
  • Daily Evaluation: Assess the crop daily and ensure appropriate staffing levels based on anticipated yields. Adjust plans as needed to optimize output.
  • Maximize Yield: Ensure that graze picking (selective harvesting) is performed correctly to maximise crop yield and quality.
  • Quality Assurance: Maintain high product standards with focus on weights, sizing, stem length, punnet identification, and proper capping.
  • Planning: Participate in daily operations meetings to plan staffing, yield projections, house assignments, and work hours for the following day.
  • Coordination: Ensure customer orders are met by aligning picking schedules with packhouse sales requirements.
  • Training New Pickers: Ensure new pickers and placers follow relevant safe systems of work and safe operating procedures.
  • Encouragement: Foster a positive and cohesive teamwork environment to achieve daily picking targets.
  • Communication: Work closely with Harvesting Team Leaders, Supervisors, Growing Manager, Production Manager, and Engineering Manager to address issues with team members, yields, or machinery.
  • Performance Evaluation: Continuously monitor and evaluate picking statistics, ensuring harvesters meet minimum targets. Apply disciplinary measures as needed.
  • Safety Compliance: Ensure all activities are conducted safely in line with established protocols.
  • Timely Reporting: Report any issues to the Operations Director promptly for immediate resolution.
  • Maintenance: Detect and rectify any performance or safety issues with plant or equipment in a timely manner.
  • Innovation: Champion industry best practices and promote the adoption of new technologies where applicable.
  • Legislation Adherence: Ensure adherence to food safety culture, legislation, guidelines, and company policies. Participate as a member of the site’s Food Safety, HACCP, TACCP, and VACCP teams.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Promote and adhere to best practices in accordance with company health, safety, and quality regulations.
  • GMP and Housekeeping: Ensure strict adherence to good manufacturing practices and housekeeping standards (clean as you go).
  • Waste Minimisation: Control and minimise waste while actively participating in continuous improvement initiatives.

About you…

This role requires strong leadership, organisational, and communication skills, with a focus on quality control, efficiency, safety, and continuous improvement within the mushroom farming operations. The ideal candidate for the role will have:

  • Mushroom picking experience (DESIRABLE)
  • Previous experience at a supervisory level.
  • Good communication skills & people management skills (ESSENTIAL)
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good basic IT & Numerical skills
  • Team player

If you feel you’d be suitable for this role, please contact the NEWTON AYCLIFFE BRANCH on 01325 468780

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