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Gardners Books Ltd is the UK’s leading Book wholesaler based in Eastbourne East Sussex. We are seeking an experienced Health and Safety Advisor to assist in the day to day running of our business.

You will join a dynamic and enthusiastic team, advising on the operation of health and safety matters within our large warehouse facility, and contributing to an overall strategy of forward thinking, collaborative and commercially beneficial health and safety.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Assist staff throughout the organisation to ensure that the company’s H&S policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Implement, monitor and manage Risk Assessments for all departments.
  • Ensure that all departments use proper procedures for hazardous and non-hazardous waste classification, management and disposal.
  • Lead incident investigations and root cause corrective action plans and corrective action implementation.
  • Assists in the internal and external reporting requirements to ensure that they are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with sub-contractors to ensure that they operate within the scope of applicable laws and regulations and the businesses requirements through vetting, audits and inspections.
  • Coordinates and updates Business Continuity plan in line with ongoing Company growth and change.
  • Assist with intergroup companies policy’s and procedures as necessary.
  • To support the Company in maintaining the highest possible standards of Health and Safety at Work, this in accordance with current legislation and policies laid down by the Company.
  • Must work within established Company policies and procedures.
  • Carry out other tasks as may be defined that may be required in order to develop the business.

Key Skills required:

  • NEBOSH General Certificate (or Equivalent)
  • Relevant knowledge and understanding of Environmental, Health and Safety Law and its application to the work environment.
  • Ability to communicate and engage with all levels of personnel.
  • Proven presentation and organisational capabilities.

Knowledge and experience of Microsoft office software.

Please apply in writing, enclosing a current CV and daytime contact number to:
Personnel, Gardners Books Ltd, 1 Whittle Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6QH

Closing Date - 3rd October 2018

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the IT Services support team in a junior roll. Based in our Eastbourne offices the successful candidate will be working with our IT Services team, supporting customers and suppliers across the world, with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) order placement.  Additional duties will include supporting customers using our Website and Bookshop stock management system.

Essential requirement:

• Analytical approach with attention to detail
• Enthusiastic learner
• Competent use of Microsoft Windows 7+ operating systems
• Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
• Excellent communicator both verbally and written
• Smart appearance

Any of the following skills would be beneficial though not essential:

• Knowledge of EDI formats (Tradacom, Edifact, EDItEUR, X12, EDItX)
• Knowledge of IT communications protocols (FTP, FTPS, SFTP, AS2)
• Microsoft SQL
• Experience of working as part of a team

Full training in EDI, our Website and Bookshop stock management system will be given.

Please apply in writing, enclosing a current CV and daytime contact number to:
Personnel, Gardners Books Ltd, 1 Whittle Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6QH

Closing Date - 5th October 2018