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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..
- Job Title
- Health and Safety Manager
- Post Number
- Closing Date
- 17 Jul 2018
- Starting Salary
- £39,150 - £43,500
- Hours per week
- Expected/Ideal Start Date
- 03 Sep 2018
- Months Duration
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.
HS & QA
An opportunity has arisen for a Health and Safety Manager to join the Heath, Safety, Environment and Quality Assurance Department at NBI Partnership.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Reporting to the Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Assurance (HSEQA), HSEQA team members, Lab Managers and Facilities team
Main Activities & Responsibilities
- Provide advice and guidance on health and safety matters
- Prepare and review Health and Safety Management System documentation
- Lead with the preparation and review of risk assessments, method statements and standard operating procedures
- Lead health and safety audits and inspections
- Assist with responding to emergency incidents and investigate accidents, incidents and near misses
- Lead on site-wide projects that improve safety
- As agreed with the line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the post.
Education & Qualifications
- Health and Safety Diploma, or equivalent, or actively completing relevant qualification
- Chemical Safety Qualification
- Bachelor degree in chemistry, biology, engineering or equivalent
Specialist Knowledge & Skills
- Current and in-depth knowledge of health and safety legislation
- Ability to prepare and review risk assessments, method statements and standard operating procedures
- Attention to detail
- Good level of proficiency in MS Office applications, particularly Excel, Word and Outlook
- Good knowledge and experience of working safely with hazardous materials in laboratory environments
- Experience working at a senior level with health and safety responsibilities
- Experience of conducting health and safety audits and inspections and report production
- Experience of reviewing Health and Safety Management system documentation and producing policies and guidance documents
- Experience of building safety management and managing contractors
- Experience of working with hazardous chemicals, biological materials and radiation
Interpersonal & Communication Skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with effective presentation and teaching skills
- Enthusiastic and pro-active approach to task completion and problem solving
- Excellent level of accuracy and numeracy skills
- Ability to work effectively in a small team
- Able to undertake manual handling duties
- Professional membership of IOSH, IIRSM or other industry recognised body
- Able to work occasionally out-of-hours
- Promotes equality and values diversity
- Full UK Driving Licence