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Safety, Health & Environment Advisor

Science & Technology Facilities Council
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot
£39,748 per annum
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

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Salary: £39,748 per annum

Grade: UKRI E

Contract Type: Open ended

Hours: Full Time 

Location:  Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot

Closing Date: 12th December 2021

We are hiring for a Safety, Health & Environment Advisor in the STFC Safety Health Environment Group at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) at Harwell near Oxford.  The role of Safety, Health & Environment Advisor is a busy, varied and exciting one, working closely with all departments, giving great opportunities to use and develop your skills to make a difference to UK science. 

This is a full-time role to support new and exciting science programmes that are being developed on the RAL site, for example the National Satellite Testing Facility (NSTF), Extreme Photonics Application Centre (EPAC), and National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC). Reporting to the RAL Safety Health & Environment Group Leader, these are key roles that will underpin the development and delivery of STFC Safety, Health & Environment policies and management systems at RAL and across the STFC. 

In a small team, this appointment is an opportunity for the STFC Safety, Health & Environment Group to add specific skills and experience in areas such as: contractor management; chemical safety; fire and emergency safety management; engineering safety disciplines (construction, electrical, mechanical); waste management and environmental management.

You’ll need to be a team player with a sound grasp of successful delivery in a Safety, Health & Environment Advisory role, ideally in science, engineering or technology sectors.  You’ll need charisma and tact, and be able to manage your own workload and handle multiple projects at any one time.  Proactive and adaptable, you’ll demonstrate sound judgement and integrity, becoming a trusted partner for both staff and others.

About you

  • Educated to degree or HND level in a science or engineering discipline
  • NEBOSH Diploma, or equivalent qualification, or evidence of commencement and part completion of Diploma or equivalent qualification
  • Demonstrable experience of successful delivery of a Safety, Health & Environment Advisory role in science, engineering or technology sectors
  • Proactive with a high degree of self-motivation and independence, able to deliver under pressure and against tight deadlines

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

What we can offer

UK Research and Innovation offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance. This includes 30 days’ annual leave plus 10.5 public and privilege days, flexible working hours, an outstanding defined benefit pension scheme, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

How We Support EDI in The Workforce

At UKRI we believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to flourish and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community. For further information, please visit How we support EDI in the workforce – UKRI

Disability Confident Employer

As a Disability Confident employer, UKRI will offer an interview to a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for the job (this is the description of the job as set by the employer). To enable us to do this we ask the appropriate questions within the candidate application.  For more information on this scheme please visit Disability Confident – Are you disability confident? (

How to Apply

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

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

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