Advertising Salary:
£30,000-£32,315 per annum
Location
AL5 2JQ, Herts, UK
Work Area
Health and Safety
Closing Date
02 Jun 2022
Overview Of Role

Rothamsted Research are seeking a Health and Safety Officer to join our Health, Safety and Biosafety Team who will provide expertise and advice on all matters relating to Health and Safety.

This position will implement a comprehensive health and safety management system to support scientific research, giving guidance as appropriate and monitoring compliance. The position will have responsibility for assessing and mitigating risks pertaining to a broad range of diverse activities; training laboratory personnel in safety principles; working toward continual improvement of workshop and farm areas as well as undertaking a programme of inspections to ensure compliance with regulations and best practice. The Health and Safety Officer may also be required to liaise with various governing authorities, acting as the point of contact and host.

The diversity of activities at Rothamsted Research will allow the post holder to perform a  range of tasks, supporting risk and compliance within laboratory areas, growth facilities, agricultural facilities and workshops - an exciting and rewarding challenge. Much experience lies within the current team, and this is an excellent opportunity to further develop Health, Safety and Biosafety specific skills in a supportive, yet challenging environment.

The ideal applicant will have:

·        A degree or equivalent experience in a science or engineering subject

·        An understanding of how companies operate safely, using a Health and Safety Management systems such as HSG65, ISO45001 or equivalent

·        Knowledge of common workplace hazards such as manual handling, DSE and employee health screening programmes

·        Experience in safety documentation such as Policies, Procedures and Guidance

·        Strong oral and written communication skills, and good interpersonal skills.

·        A good working knowledge of Risk Assessment

·        Ability to take clear, concise and accurate minutes of meetings (and follow up on action points as appropriate)

·        Ability to exercise discretion and handle confidential or sensitive information

The role is full time, with an initial fixed term of 3 years, offering a salary in the range of £30,000 - £32,315 per annum.

Interviews will be held 15 - 17 June 2022.

About The Company

About The Company

Established in1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance, enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.  Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented within the organisation.

 

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