Unilever is currently hiring for: Safety Health Environment (SHE) Coordinator 

Job Summary

Unilever is currently hiring for: Safety Health Environment (SHE) Coordinator 

Closing date: On-going

  • Function: Supply Chain
  • Scope: Factory/ Site
  • Terms & Conditions: Permanent

Location: Boksburg, Gauteng

Working at Unilever

With 3.4 billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us.

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We don’t believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your own future.

Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world. We want to grow our business responsibly. We aim for zero harm to people and zero harm to planet.

Job Purpose

Facts and figures are important for measuring safety and driving progress. But they don’t tell the full story.

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We believe every single employee should have the right to be able to live and work free from the risk of injuries and accidents. We have a responsibility to all our employees, to all the people we work with and to our local communities.

To build a true safety culture, accountable leadership and a strong policy framework are critical. A bottom-up approach is also important – we all rely on everyone to look out for each other. This underpins our safety mission.

To support the site SHE Coordinator to implement systems to reduce Occupational Health and Safety risk by the creation and maintenance of an effective SHE management system to identify and adequately control all significant occupational health and safety and environmental risks, ensure compliance with Unilever policy and standards and all applicable regulatory requirements and drive continuous improvement. SHE Coordinator reports to site SHE Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Compiles and revises standards and procedures relating to SHE to ensure compliance with UL SHE standards.
  • Maintains a database of the standard operation procedures and copies of all
  • legislation relating to the SHE matters.
  •  Maintains a database of remedial actions from accident reports, internal & external audits and safety inspections.
  • Manages the site’s central database of all statutory records.
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  • Participates in safety inspections, HAZOP studies and Management of Change
  • discussions.
  • Interprets SHE legal requirements and ensures compliance • Formulates and
  • prepares legal appointments in terms of the country specific OHS Act and
  • Regulations.
  • Is responsible for the compilation of site emergency plans and the training of
  • personnel to exercise these plans.

  • Ensures that the SHE Communications boards are kept up to date.
  • Compiles and presents relevant SHE Is training and Awareness Programs using various tools/media e.g. safety induction.
  • Reviews and sources course content for safety and health related courses.
  • Assists with the preparation and monitoring of KPI’s related to Annual / Monthly /
  • Quarterly SHE performance review reporting.

  • Manages Contractor SHE Compliance and follows up on non-conformances.
  • Drives the identification of and implementation of preventative measures against
  • SHE (including occupational health) hazards.
  • Organizes occupational hygiene environmental surveys in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Conducts internal/departmental SHE audits, reports and action plans.
  • Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement in the SHE works area.

Experience and Qualification

  • Diploma in Engineering/ Safety or Environmental Management/ Equivalent
  • Working experience 5-10 years experience as safety professional
  •  Knowledge of OHS Act and Compensation for Occupational Injury and Disease Act.
  •  Knowledge of Environmental Management Act or ISO14001
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  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management and Organization

How to Apply

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities.

We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! T

hus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.


  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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