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SHEQ Advisor – Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan

Due to continued business growth we are looking for an experienced SHEQ Advisor, with particular focus on Quality, to join our Safety, Health, Environment and Quality team.

Established for over 35 years, MGF is a market leader in the design, manufacture, hire and sale of excavation support systems for the civil engineering, utilities and construction industries. We manufacture our own equipment, operate our own transport fleet and importantly have an in-house engineering department who produce design solutions to meet customers’ requirements.

Employing over 390 staff, we operate nationally from 10 locations and have an established reputation of providing total service to our customers.

Over the past few years MGF has undertaken substantial investment in improving our business processes, including our Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Management Systems. We are accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

We are now seeking a SHEQ Advisor looking for the next step in their career to join the SHEQ team. You will assist in the development and implementation of Quality, Health, Safety, Environment and Business Improvement Programmes across the business, ensuring SHEQ management systems are maintained and continually improved.

Reporting to the Quality Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Support the Quality Manager with providing advice to the Business on SHEQ requirements
  • Provide SHEQ assistance across all areas of the business responding to queries and issues
  • Create, review and update policies, documents and SHEQ alerts as required
  • Propose initiatives for improvement within MGF and assist in the coordination of business improvement projects
  • Work with operational teams to identify and promote opportunities to improve business processes and produce business case reports for review and sanction by senior management
  • Assist the SHEQ Management team with the coordination and completion of internal and external audits in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 (with transition to ISO 45001 in 2020)
  • Ensure that the Company maintains its accreditations providing the primary interface with external auditors ensuring prompt response to audit findings
  • Conduct depot visits and inspections

The SHEQ Advisor will proactively work jointly with all departments and colleagues across the range of functions to ensure we deliver the highest level of customer service on a consistent basis and liaise as necessary with statutory authorities and other organisations. As a team player you will be a good communicator with strong organisational skills and the flexibility and willingness to work on a variety of assignments.

The ideal candidate will have three years’ experience of working in a similar role, preferably in the Construction, Manufacturing or Plant Hire Industry, and have a good working knowledge of the relevant standards, statutory requirements and industry guidance. You should also have a Quality Management qualification or similar together with a NEBOSH certificate.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please forward your CV to: Sue McCamley, MGF Ltd., Grant House, Lockett Road, Ashton In Makerfield, WN4 8DE or e-mail

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society. All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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