Environmental Manager

We are looking for a passionate environmental manager to work on a unique and diverse site
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We have a genuinely exciting maternity cover opportunity, for a proactive person who is passionate about the environment, to work on our unique and diverse site driving environmental change.


At Heathcoat Fabrics we strive to be bold and dynamic in everything we do. We are ambitious and not afraid to experiment and push boundaries within our industry. Our highly specialist products are manufactured for use in the Automotive, Healthcare, Defence and Aerospace industries, to name a few, and we rely on the creativity, skill and dedication of our people to contribute to some of the most innovative fabric making projects in the world. We are committed to ensuring our people have the skills and confidence to excel in their field and provide opportunities for progression at all levels.


About the department and role

Our Environment Manager is responsible for supporting the Quality, Health & Safety and Environment Director in ensuring the site is compliant with UK legislation, environmental permitting regulations and ISO14001 accreditation while also receiving, recording and dealing with third party environment-related communications with regulators and stakeholders. The successful candidate will liaise with all levels of employees across the business on environmental matters to ensure consistent application and understanding of policies and procedures, delivering training to include inductions for all personnel, environmental awareness courses and toolbox talks and training for those with specific environmental responsibilities.

Our Environment Manager is responsible for the management of waste contractors ensuring the waste hierarchy is applied, and management of environmental monitoring as required by EPR including analysis and interpretation of monitoring results and actions. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong ability to analyse complex qualitative and quantitative environment and sustainability data, draw robust conclusions and report these accurately and meaningfully.  Our Environment Manager manages the Site Emergency Response Team, to enable them to promptly address environmental incidents, to identify root causes, corrective and preventative actions needed.


Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a Science or Environmental related subject and/or equivalent experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Internal Auditor trained for ISO 14001
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to influence at all levels
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, especially Excel
  • Organisational and project management skills with the ability to problem-solve
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Strong desire to drive change and act proactively to prevent issues from arising


    Mon-Fri 8.00am-5.00pm


  Training and development opportunities available


Note – this opportunity is to cover a period of maternity leave expected to last 12 months


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What you can expect from us

  • Engaging work culture
  • Environmentally conscious company
  • Company profit share scheme
  • Company contribution pension plan
  • Personal learning and development
  • Leadership development and mentoring programmes
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Canteen
  • On-site car and cycle parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced maternity benefits
  • Health & dental plans
  • Company sick pay and life assurance
  • Tech and Cycle Schemes
  • Discounts with participating local shops and businesses
  • Contribute to high-profile textile projects
  • Privately owned, debt-free company

For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Team
Heathcoat Fabrics Limited,
Westexe, Tiverton EX16 5LL UK