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Health and Safety Adviser (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Health and Safety Adviser to fulfil the role of Department Safety Officer in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences is a large multi-disciplinary department with staff and students located in eleven sites across the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The post holder will hold an essential safety role, leading the delivery of safety critical advice and providing support to the smooth running of the Department.

The post holder will be the Department's Safety Officer and Biological Safety Office and will provide advice and guidance on all matters of health and safety. They will regularly collaborate with senior departmental managers, research scientists, safety representatives, and support staff to find practical solutions to health and safety issues.

Educated with a degree in a relevant scientific discipline, the role holder will use their experience and expertise to keep abreast of changes in legislation using this information to inform production of local policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance. The role holder will be expected to write health and safety reports from inspections, site visits, investigations and deliver these in a timely fashion. They will also be instrumental to the coherence of department emergency planning.

Experience in a laboratory research environment and an understanding of implementing policy in the higher education sector are key criteria for the role. The successful candidate will demonstrate a pro-active attitude and agile approach to challenging issues alongside evidence of their ability to meet the essential criteria.

This is a part time position and fixed term in its nature. The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Informal enquiries should be directed to:

Jonathan Hall, Business and Operations Manager

Tel: 01223 764781


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The closing date for applications is 8 October 2020 with interviews expected to take place in the week commencing 19 October 2020.

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ZE24048 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Further information

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