Health and Safety Manager

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NBI Partnership

The NBI Partnership provides non-scientific services to the John Innes Centre (JIC), Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), Earlham Institute (EI) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL). All of these organisations carry out scientific research funded by the UK Government, European Union, Charitable and Industrial Sponsors. The Partnership employs around 140 staff to cater for the needs of approximately 1100 Research Staff, Students and Visiting Scientists who are all located in close proximity on the Norwich Research Park.

The John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute Bioscience, the Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory are registered charities (No’s 223852, 1058499, 1136213 and 106550) and are Equal Opportunity Employers..

Post Details

Job Title
Health and Safety Manager
Post Number
1003492
Closing Date
17 Jul 2018
Grade
SC5
Starting Salary
£39,150 - £43,500
Hours per week
37
Expected/Ideal Start Date
03 Sep 2018
Months Duration
Indefinite

Main Purpose of the Job

The main duties of the role will include providing health and safety support to the NBI institutes; providing advice and guidance on health and safety matters and responding to emergency incidents where required. The post holder will also take a leading role with the day to day management of the Health and Safety Management System and its associated systems and processes and will act as Deputy Head of Department. The successful candidate must be a role model and promote and encourage a healthy and safe working environment in line with legislation and best practice.

Department

HS & QA

Advert Text

An opportunity has arisen for a Health and Safety Manager to join the Heath, Safety, Environment and Quality Assurance Department at NBI Partnership.

Background:

NBI Partnership provides administrative and other non-scientific services to the John Innes Centre (JIC), Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), the Earlham Institute (EI) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL). The Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Assurance (HSEQA) team provide an extensive range of professional safety, health, environment, compliance and quality assurance services to the NBI Institutes.

The role:

The main duties of the role will include providing health and safety support to the NBI institutes; providing advice and guidance on health and safety matters and responding to emergency incidents where required.

The post holder will also take a leading role with the day to day management of the Health and Safety Management System and its associated systems and processes and will act as Deputy Head of Department.

The successful candidate must be a role model and promote and encourage a healthy and safe working environment in line with legislation and best practice.

The ideal candidate:

The successful candidate must have an in-depth knowledge and experience of health and safety in the workplace. Experience of supporting health and safety within a laboratory environment would be desirable. The candidate should be able to demonstrate a good level of understanding of the dangers associated with general workplace hazards and the appropriate control measures for safe working.

We are seeking a candidate who can work flexibly to support others within the team and the Institutes at NBI. The person must be self-motivated, committed to continual improvement and working safely to deliver work of a high standard.

This is a customer-facing role, where good interpersonal skills combined with self-confidence and the ability to communicate at all levels within the organisations is essential.

The candidate should have a strong background in a health and safety role and should have, or be in the process of obtaining, a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent qualification. Membership of a relevant professional body and demonstrable Continuing Professional Development would also be expected.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £39,150 to £43,500 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post on a permanent basis.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site http://jobs.nbi.ac.uk/ or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk quoting reference 1003492.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

Key Relationships

Reporting to the Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Assurance (HSEQA), HSEQA team members, Lab Managers and Facilities team

Main Activities & Responsibilities

Percentage
Provide advice and guidance on health and safety matters
30
Prepare and review Health and Safety Management System documentation
20
Lead with the preparation and review of risk assessments, method statements and standard operating procedures
10
Lead health and safety audits and inspections
10
Assist with responding to emergency incidents and investigate accidents, incidents and near misses
10
Lead on site-wide projects that improve safety
10
As agreed with the line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the post.
10

Education & Qualifications

Requirement
Importance
Health and Safety Diploma, or equivalent, or actively completing relevant qualification
Essential
Chemical Safety Qualification
Desirable
Bachelor degree in chemistry, biology, engineering or equivalent
Desirable

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Requirement
Importance
Current and in-depth knowledge of health and safety legislation
Essential
Ability to prepare and review risk assessments, method statements and standard operating procedures
Essential
Attention to detail
Essential
Good level of proficiency in MS Office applications, particularly Excel, Word and Outlook
Essential
Good knowledge and experience of working safely with hazardous materials in laboratory environments
Desirable

Relevant Experience

Requirement
Importance
Experience working at a senior level with health and safety responsibilities
Essential
Experience of conducting health and safety audits and inspections and report production
Essential
Experience of reviewing Health and Safety Management system documentation and producing policies and guidance documents
Essential
Experience of building safety management and managing contractors
Desirable
Experience of working with hazardous chemicals, biological materials and radiation
Desirable

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Requirement
Importance
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with effective presentation and teaching skills
Essential
Enthusiastic and pro-active approach to task completion and problem solving
Essential
Excellent level of accuracy and numeracy skills
Essential
Ability to work effectively in a small team
Essential

Additional Requirements

Requirement
Importance
Able to undertake manual handling duties
Essential
Professional membership of IOSH, IIRSM or other industry recognised body
Essential
Able to work occasionally out-of-hours
Essential
Promotes equality and values diversity
Essential
Full UK Driving Licence
Desirable