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Health and Safety Adviser (Science and Health), People and Culture

People and Culture



  • Posted on: 08th Sep 2021
  • Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum
  • REF: REQ05140
  • Closes: 03rd October 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description
Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing / People and Culture

Join us and play your part in creating a transformational living and learning experience for our students. We are offering you the opportunity to become part of our Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing team. Our team of dedicated health and safety, fire safety and occupational health professionals are committed to supporting the University’s core aims of excellence in research and excellence through the Enabling Environments strand of our People Supporting Strategy 2019-2025.

Duties of the role

As a member of the Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing team, the post holder will support the University in the implementation of its Health and Safety Policy, by providing professional health and safety advice and training to members of Faculty of Science and Health.

You will also develop and maintain written health and safety documentation and records, and assist with monitoring health and safety, thereby helping to provide assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of the University’s health and safety arrangements.

Your role will involve deputising for the Professional Lead for Health and Safety (Academic Faculties) as required and undertake or deputise for the roles of University Biological Safety Adviser, University Non-Ionising Radiation Protection Adviser, and University Ionising Radiation Protection Officer. The post will be located within the Faculty of Science and Health, enabling the post holder to work closely with departments of the Faculty and understand their needs.

A full list of skills and qualifications can be found in the Person Specification of the jobpack.

Skills and Qualifications

We are seeking an experienced Health and Safety professional with experience of COSHH, ionising radiation and non-ionising radiation, who preferably has worked in a science-based environment. You should also have a Degree, Diploma or NVQ/SVQ level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety and be a Graduate or Chartered Member of IOSH.

It is essential that you excellent communication skills, with experience in the design and delivery of presentations and training.

What do we offer?

As well as working as part of a friendly and supportive team, and the wider People and Culture section, you will be part of a diverse community, whose members support each other in contributing individually and collectively to the best of their ability.

We are committed to ensuring that everyone is encouraged to maximise their potential and provided with many opportunities for training and development. Employees are entitled to join an attractive pension scheme and receive a generous annual leave entitlement, along with the University’s mandatory Christmas closure. Read more about how we can support you here.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see: https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/student-facilities/religion-and-faith

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact the Resourcing Team (resourcing@essex.ac.uk ).

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