Safety Health & Environment Advisor

Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire
£39,748 - £44,166 per annum dependant on experience
26 May 2021
04 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Safety Health & Environment Advisor 

Salary: £39,748 - £44,166 per annum dependant on experience              
Contract Type: Open Ended
Hours: Full time
Closing Date: Sunday 4th July 2021
Interview Date: Friday 9th July 2021

Relocation package may be available, assessed on an individual basis.

Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire

About Us:

Part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) are sister Research Councils at the forefront of UK research and innovation.

From cancer treatment to airport security, energy generation to emergency care, our impact is felt across the globe. We’re committed to keeping the UK at the forefront of world-changing science, but that will take more than science alone. You can have the opportunity to use and develop your skills to help make this happen. 

The Role

We are looking for a Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Advisor at STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). This is a key post reporting to the STFC RAL SHE Group leader, facilitating the development and delivery of STFC Health and Safety and Environment policies.

The role will support the RAL site and the MRC’s Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH) co-located on the RAL site.

In a small team this is an opportunity for the STFC SHE Group to add specific skills and experience in areas as diverse as: contractor management; laboratory and workshop safety (e.g. chemical, biological and physical hazards), fire and emergency safety management; engineering safety disciplines (construction, electrical, mechanical); waste management and environmental management.

To succeed in this role you will:

  • Be educated to degree or HND level in a science or engineering discipline
  • Have demonstrable experience of successful delivery of a SHE Advisory role in science, engineering or technology sectors
  • Have NEBOSH Diploma) or equivalent qualification, or evidence of commencement and part completion of Diploma or equivalent qualification
  • Have a working knowledge of current and forthcoming changes to relevant SHE legislation relevant to STFC operations.
  • Have strong IT skills and specific experience of the Microsoft office software suite


  • Background knowledge of construction/engineering safety management
  • Experience planning, undertaking and reporting SHE audits
  • Successful development and delivery of face to face and/or on-line SHE training
  • A good knowledge of Fire Safety management
  • A good knowledge of Emergency Management


Alongside an excellent working environment and comprehensive continued professional development STFC offer a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege days, flexible working hours, an exceptional career average revalued earnings pension scheme, and social and sporting activities and societies. Full details can be found on STFC’s careers pages

If you would like to discuss this role informally please contact Graeme Finlan, Head of SHE, or Julie Black, RAL SHE Group leader,

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