Functional Process Safety Advisor

London (Greater)
Civil Service: EO (£26,883 - £32,203 per annum)
26 Apr 2021
26 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
NEBOSH Qualification
NEBOSH Certification

Functional Process Safety Advisor

Location: London

Pay Band: Civil Service: EO (£26,883 - £32,203 per annum)  

Job Type: Apprenticeship – 3 years

Working Pattern: Full Time: 37.5 hours per week


Job overview

We wish to recruit a health and safety professional with 'functional safety' knowledge to assist in providing health and safety advice and support on engineering controls for PHE sites and laboratories. This individual will not only be able to provide support to the estates and facilities teams on the safety management of aging facilities but also provide a focus on safety engineering management of high containment microbiology laboratories and other facilities.


Main duties of the job

Recent improvement initiatives and interactions with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have brought about a focus on functional safety with the requirement for in depth risk assessments (e.g. HAZOPs, SWIFTs, LOPA, and so) to be completed. This post will be able to prove additional support in this area plus anything similar required for the transfer to PHE Harlow.


Working for our organisation

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To support delivery of the requirements of this role the successful candidate will also enrol in the Risk and Safety Management apprenticeship which is the equivalent of a Master’s Degree.

Appointment to this post is on PHE terms and conditions of service. Only previous continuous service in the Civil Service is recognised for contractual purposes.

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health providing; strategic leadership, research, advice and support for Government, local authorities and the NHS in protecting and improving the nation’s health

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see job description for competencies

Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

To be eligible for employment in the UK Civil Service applicants must meet the Civil Service Nationality Rules (CSNRs) which operate independently and additionally to the Immigration Rules. Applicants must also meet necessary security and vetting requirements, along with any other relevant pre-employment checks.

As from 1 January 2021 broadly the following groups may be eligible to work in non-reserved posts within the Civil Service:

  • UK nationals
  • Nationals of Commonwealth countries
  • Nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • EEA nationals with (or eligible for) status under the EUSS
  • Relevant EEA or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • Relevant EEA or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • Certain family members of the relevant EU & Turkish nationals

You can view the Changes to the Civil Service Nationality Rules from 1 January 2021 Guidance and departmental actions PDF by clicking here.

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