Safety, Health and Environmental Advisor

Daresbury, Warrington
£36,969 - £43,300
13 Oct 2020
13 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
NEBOSH Qualification
NEBOSH Diploma

Safety, Health and Environmental Advisor



£36,969 - £43,300

Full Time

Open Ended

About us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

About the role

We are looking for a Safety, Health and Environmental Advisor at our Daresbury Laboratory.

This is a key post within the STFC, reporting to the Head of SHE, facilitating the development and delivery of STFC Health and Safety and Environment policies. In a small team this is an opportunity for the STFC Safety Health and Environment (SHE) Group to add specific skills and experience in areas as diverse as science and engineering disciplines, or waste management.

This role is extremely varied with the main duties including;

  • Provide professional SHE advice and guidance to management, employees, tenants, and facility users and support them in discharging their responsibility for the implementation of the STFC SHE Management System
  • Support development of the STFC’s documented SHE Codes based upon experience of internal application, audit findings, external best practice, and legislative changes identified through horizon scanning
  • Manage and develop the provision of effective, efficient and professional SHE services to DL based staff, contractors, tenants, visitors and users
  • Ensure that all DL SHE incidents, including near misses, fires, environmental and vehicle incidents are reported, investigated appropriately and actions established to minimise the likelihood of their repetition. Sharing STFC wide learning appropriately
  • Monitor and audit, the effectiveness and efficiency of the SHE Management System, its policies and procedures, at the DL Laboratory and as appropriate other STFC sites
  • Communicate and liaise closely with the key stakeholders in the STFC SHE Management System, in particular, safety and environment committees, trade union safety representatives, Departmental Safety Contacts, nominated responsible persons, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and emergency services
  • Assist with preparation and delivery of STFC specific SHE training programmes.

About you

To be considered for this role, you must be educated to degree or HND level or equivalent in a science or engineering discipline, with demonstrable SHE advisory delivery experience. You must

demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, evidencing excellent interpersonal skills deployed with staff at all levels. Additionally, you must have strong IT skills and specific experience of the Microsoft Office software suite. Although not essential, experience and knowledge of SHE management systems is highly advantageous and also a background and knowledge of construction/engineering and/or fire safety management.

What we offer

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aims to provide a pay and reward package that motivates staff to the best of their ability. The reward and benefit package includes a flexible working scheme, an excellent Defined Benefit pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 30th October 2020