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H&S Advisor

Job Title: H&S Advisor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Industry:
Salary: £40792 - £48677 per annum
Start Date: 2019-02-04 00:00:00
Reference: 041225672
Contact Name: Claire Beedon
Contact Email: claire.beedon@pertemps.co.uk
Job Published: January 09, 2019 16:27

Job Description

We are recruiting for a H&S Advisor to work within a leading University based in Birmingham

The Health & Safety Adviser (Research) role is an existing post in the Safety Services team managed by the Head of Safety Services. It is one of five Health & Safety Adviser posts within the team.

The main aim of this post is to provide a comprehensive range of professional safety and wellbeing services, focusing on supporting the University research capability (in laboratories, specialised facilities and fieldwork), whilst operating from within an integrated HR service supporting colleagues to meet the University needs.

Job summary
To provide a comprehensive range of professional safety and wellbeing services, with particular focus on supporting the University research capability (in laboratories, specialised facilities and fieldwork).

One of the primary roles of this post is to lead on the hazardous substances and physical agent services, which support the implementation of the University's Policies, whilst working closely with other colleagues across the team on a range of health, safety and wellbeing issues including the other research related specialities (biological agents, radiation safety, laboratory processes and equipment)

Main duties
The role is one of five that are line managed by the Head of Safety Services.
To lead on specialist advice in one or more of the following areas biological agents, hazardous substances, radiation safety, physical agents, laboratory processes and equipment, and to work closely with other colleagues across the team on a range of health, safety and wellbeing issues.
To develop, implement, and maintain policy and guidance.
To develop risk assessments and to assist role-holders across the University in implementing effective risk controls.
To prepare, review and revise policy and guidance.
To produce regular reports for consideration within the department and at a University level.
To participate in Committees and groups, and lead these groups where this is appropriate and to otherwise facilitate communities of interest and other networks.
To liaise with enforcement agencies and provide reports on relevant enforcement actions.
To line manage the Safety Technician in partnership with the other Health & Safety Adviser (Research).
To participate in major incident and other emergency response activities as directed.
To co-ordinate external contracted services where appropriate.
To undertake inspections, audits, and accident investigations.
To develop and deliver training and to participate in the development of on-line training.
To provide input into undergraduate and post graduate programmes where appropriate.
To undertake continued professional development through training and conferencing.
To participate in relevant professional networks.
To deputise for the Head of Safety Services when requested to do so.

Skills and Experience
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:
A relevant degree qualification or equivalent in a science or other subject with substantial technical content
Diploma level qualification in occupational health and safety (or equivalent)
Chartered Member of IOSH
Significant post-qualification experience in hazardous substances and physical agents work and advice and a knowledge and understanding of risk management systems applicable to the relevant legislation
Ability to use occupational hygiene instrumentation (to develop risk assessments)
Line management experience

Planning and Organising
Good work planning and delivery focus
Able to work under pressure
Able to multi-task

Problem Solving and Initiative
Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
Ability to solve complex problems

Behaviours and Team work:
Good team working skills and attributes
Excellent personal credibility on research related issues, in order to build good working relationships with both academic and professional colleagues, to ensure that issues are managed professionally, effectively and consistently and in accordance with legislative requirements and best practice
Ability to operate in various consultancy modes (expert, critical friend, coaching-based advice)

Communicating and Influencing:
Excellent communication skills (written, and spoken communications) and persuasion skills to be able to influence and collaborate with a wide range of people across the University, including academics and professional services, re-enforcing and improving the University's health & safety culture
Good presentation skills

Other skills:
Willing to enhance existing knowledge and undertake further professional training and development as needed and agreed
Good computer skills (in relation to word processing, diagramming, relevant online training platforms)

If you have the relevant experience / skills to undertake this role please apply

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