University Safety Services
HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISOR (BIOLOGICAL SAFETY AND DGSA)
Are you looking for your next challenge? We are looking for experienced, passionate Health and Safety Advisers to join our team at an exciting time of change and improvement to the University Safety Services.
Our Health and Safety Advisors provide a customer focused service to the University community. Working as part of a central team of health and safety professionals, technical and administrative support staff, this role holder will work closely and collaboratively as a Health and Safety Business Partner with allocated Faculties and Professional Services, providing proactive health and safety advice and support to achieve the highest standards of health and safety management and compliance.
We are seeking an individual who excels in great customer service and who has proven experience in providing competent health and safety advice and support, ideally with experience in control and safe use of biological agents (including genetically modified organisms and dangerous pathogens) and the carriage of dangerous goods. You will need excellent organisational skills, have good communication and IT skills, be self-motivated and able to work as part of a successful team.
In addition, you will have a relevant degree or equivalent level qualification or experience as well as NEBOSH Diploma (Level 6) or equivalent academic qualification in Occupational Safety and Health.
This newly created position offers an exciting opportunity to join our increasing team working as a Health and Safety Business Partner with an allocated Faculty and a small number of Professional Services teams.
Working in a hybrid way, although primarily on campus with some working at home, you will act as a key contact for Managers and staff from your allocated Business Partner areas, working collaboratively to provide advice and support to enable them to implement, maintain and improve health and safety management arrangements and standards.
The role involves a diverse range of activities including participating in the regular review of the University health and safety management system, policies, rules and procedures and the development and implementation of new management systems, provision of training, undertaking safety inspections and internal and external audits, accident and incident investigation and monitoring KPIs.
You will also have specialist responsibility for providing advice on the management of biological safety across the University including reviewing and monitoring the Biological Agents Management System and providing competent advice and support on the carriage of dangerous goods.
You will work collaboratively with the rest of the Safety Services team, and with staff and students to foster and strengthen health and safety culture at the University promoting positive corresponding behaviours.
Successful applicants will demonstrate motivation for the role, evidence for the skills outlined in the person specification and a commitment and passion for strengthening health and safety culture.
This full-time post is available immediately on an indefinite basis.
In addition to this post, we are advertising for two further Health and Safety Advisors with different specialisms – one focusing on Estates, Sport and Commercial Services and one focusing on Incident Reporting and Investigation.
Closing date: 21 July 2022
To apply for this vacancy, please follow the online instructions at: https://myview.uea.ac.uk/webrecruitment/
The University is committed to diversifying its workforce. As examples, we already hold an Athena SWAN Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality. We also have a Vice-Chancellor led Taskforce on Tackling Racism and a Race Equality Charter Working Group which support our work on race equality. Our aim is to submit to the Race Equality Charter in 2024.