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Safety Technician

The Department of Chemistry is seeking a Safety Technician to assist the Department Safety Officer. This is an important role in the department as the Safety team have a significant impact on all of the activities, processes and systems within the department, which are subject to health and safety legislation and the Department's and the University's safety policies and procedures.

The role holder provides technical and administrative support to the Departmental Safety Officer and administrative support to the Biological Safety Officer. Duties will include undertaking checks within the department, maintaining and updating databases, collecting and collating safety information, being responsible for the maintenance of statutory inspection records, identifying potential hazards, giving advice with regard to safety issues and conducting safety inductions.

The successful candidate will have a HNC, HBTec or First Degree in science related subject. An interest in Health and Safety issues is essential, a NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety would be beneficial but training can be provided. In addition, they will have excellent communication and organisational skills combined with the ability to multitask and use their own initiative. Also they must be able to be proactive, deal with a wide range of people at all levels and maintain a calm approach when dealing with emergency situations or under pressure.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For informal queries please contact Emma Graham, 01223 763188

Please quote reference MA13986 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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