Health & Safety Specialist

Would you like to work for a company with innovative & tasty products that are good for your health & for the planet!? If so, we are excited to tell you that we might just have something for you!
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Oatly is a company built on the idea of change. Our mission is to help people upgrade their everyday lives and the health of the planet by making tasteful oat-based food products accessible to a wider audience in a world-class manner. It's why we come to work every day. With head office in Malmö and production in Sweden, Netherlands and the US, our products are available in almost 30 countries across Europe, North America and Asia. 



Oatly are building their first UK factory in Peterborough and it’s expected to be finished in early 2023. The oats will be sourced locally within the UK and we anticipate we will be able to produce 300 million litres of oat drink per year at launch! That’s a lot of oat drink and it will make it one of the largest plant-based dairy factories in the world. THE WORLD.

And we wouldn’t be Oatly if we didn’t mention sustainability and that it’s at the heart of the planning process. We’re working to ensure the new factory brings value to the people and the planet without recklessly taxing the planet’s resources. We aim to use 100% renewable energy, and decrease its energy consumption, water consumption and waste by 75% each at the factory, by 2029 compared to Oatly’s environmental footprint in 2019.

The new UK factory will continue Oatly’s drive to create a systemic shift in society and the food system towards a plant-based future.  That’s better for people and better for the planet too.



More and more people choose to switch to a plant-based diet for the sake of their health and the planet. We offer you a great opportunity to take an active part in the expansion of a great company with great products. If you’re getting a tingly feeling reading this, thinking you want to be part of making sure Oatly can actively making the world a better place, we are happy to tell you that we are looking for a Health & Safety Specialist for our site in Peterborough.



Your mission as a Health & safety Specialist will be to work collaboratively with the Operational teams to deliver the Health and Safety site plan and maintain the Safety Management System to the accredited standard (ISO 45001).  You need to be confident you can give competent advice and guidance to the Site Leadership Team, and employees at all levels to ensure the highest possible standards of safety and health are achieved and that both legislation and Oatly’s Health and Safety Policy is complied with. You also need to be a bit of a marketeer and actively promote an engaging calendar of preventative health and safety activities.


This is a brand new facility and you will support all on-going activities on a 24-hour, 7 day a week basis covering both production and packing. 


More fun things you will do:

You will be reporting to the SHEQ Manager and you’ll need to be willing to travel to other manufacturing sites globally to learn about Oatly!  You will also have regular calls across the globe. You need to be energised by uncertainty and by building things from the ground up.



With a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent in Occupational Health and Safety, you’ll need previous Health & Safety experience gained within manufacturing and a comprehensive understanding of current and proposed Safety Legislation and relevant standards. We are looking for someone who has experience of working within a best practice environment (ideally food) and who has successfully implemented and worked with a Health and Safety Management System. Experience of working with a behavioural safety culture and of facilitating and collaborating to support alignment, creativity and results would be perfect. 


Finally as this is a start-up then you need to have a thirst for knowledge, be eager to learn more and be able to thrive even during rapid change. We hope that you share our values and are just as eager as us to carry out our mission in order to make the world a little bit better.



Does this sound like your next challenge? We hope so and we look forward to receiving your application. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we will close the application process when we have found the right candidate.


As you can probably tell, we are a norm-breaking company. For us, diversity and differences are an obvious asset. We know that amazing candidates are sometimes put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box, and that makes us sad.


So if you tick most of those boxes, but not all, please pop in an application anyway. And good luck! 🤞


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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Sustainability, health and trust are our core values and the foundation for our existence. These principles align us, but give us enough space to adapt them to our reality. If you plan to join us, our principles will help you get the hang of our culture quicker. We bring them to life by living them every day.


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