Faculty Safety Manager

Faculty of Natural Sciences

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK

Overview

  • Posted on: 11th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £49,482 - £59,582
  • REF: NAT01068
  • Closes: 10th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

Imperial College London is consistently rated in the top three UK university institutions. The Faculty of Natural Sciences is seeking an outstanding candidate to join the Faculty Safety Team in supporting research, teaching, and promoting a positive health and safety culture.

You will be responsible for the management and development of team members as well as advising on a wide range of hazards and risks, providing health and safety related training, completing inspections and accident investigation, and working with staff and students to further improve the safety culture within the Faculty.

The post offers an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative individual to apply their research, industrial or technical experience and training to assist others to work safely at the forefront of research and teaching in a world leading university.

Opportunities for professional development and advancement, including in health and safety related qualifications will be available.

Duties and responsibilities

You will report to, and deputise for, the Faculty Head of Health and Safety and line manage others in the Faculty Safety Team to ensure team targets are coordinated, managed, and delivered.

You will have a background in research, engineering or industry and be able to demonstrate excellent proven analytical and problem-solving capabilities; proven organisational skills; accomplished verbal and written communication skills and be able to act with authority and diplomacy.

Your background and expertise will help you to demonstrate knowledge of health and safety to advise on safety assessments and best practices and discuss these with staff and students to reduce risks.

You will be committed to personal and professional development, and we will fully support you in gaining expertise in safety management and any relevant technologies and techniques as required.

Essential requirements

    • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject.

 

    • Experience of laboratory safety procedures.

 

    • Practical experience with a range of laboratory equipment and techniques.

 

    • Experience of reviewing procedures, writing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and risk assessments, and giving advice on scientific related procedures.

 

    • Proven ability to transfer skills and knowledge to colleagues effectively.

 

    • Understanding of risks and hazards relevant research and higher education.

 

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

    • The ability to act with authority and with diplomacy

 

    • Organisational skills including an ability to plan, set priorities and work to deadlines.

 

    • Proven analytical and problem-solving capabilities.

 

    • Ability to generate innovative ideas and solutions for improvements to processes and regulations.

 

    • Good IT skills, including word-processing, spreadsheets, Office 365 and other appropriate software.

 

    • Able to demonstrate effective team working within a research environment.

 

    • Ability to use personal initiative to accomplish tasks in an efficient and timely manner.

 

  • Use creative approaches to resolve issues and improve safety culture.

Further information

This is a full-time, open-ended position. The post will require working across three campuses with regular travel to South Kensington Campus, White City Campus and Silwood Park.

Staff Terms and Conditions for level 4 post in the Professional, Technical, Operational and Learning Services Family are available.

All candidates are asked to complete and submit their application online.

Should you require any further information about the Faculty Safety Manager position please contact the Head of Health and Safety for the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mr. Stefan Hoyle: s.hoyle@imperial.ac.uk

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework . Our values are:

  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

For technical issues when applying online please email support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk .

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