Health and Safety Adviser

A new opportunity has arisen within the Campus Health and Safety team, for a Health and Safety Adviser.

In the first instance this is a temporary appointment until September 2021, when we are anticipating funding will be extended.

About the role:

You will work in collaboration with teams across the Campus, for the continuous improvement of health and safety and wellbeing standards.

Joining a multi-disciplined team, the primary objective of this adviser role is to work with the Biological Safety Officer to support biosafety and general laboratory safety. You will provide scientific managers and their teams competent support and advice in the preparation of procedures and risk assessments, deliver training and partake in a proactive inspection programme.

In addition, you will liaise with the Facilities and Estates teams with regard laboratory design and refurbishment. Given the diverse nature of activities on campus you will also support teams in other areas of health and safety, so other relevant expertise would be advantageous.

Essential Skills
Educated to a level 5 or equivalent qualification in a biological or chemical discipline
NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health or equivalent level 3 health and safety qualification
Demonstrable experience in a relevant health and safety role, for example working as a Laboratory Manager / Health & Safety Adviser in a scientific environment
Practical experience of writing risk assessments
Practical experience of undertaking routine workplace inspections
Confidence to deliver effective training / presentations to a varied audience
Good interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
Positive, can-do attitude, focused on looking for solutions
Proficiency to plan and prioritise work with the minimum of supervision working independently, or as part of a team
Competent user of IT in an office environment
Other information
Whilst the developments around COVID-19 continue to evolve, the Wellcome Genome Campus is closed for all but essential functions and facilities.

People remain at the centre of everything that we do and the majority of our staff are now working remotely to ensure continuity of operations, making use of remote communication and collaboration tools.

Interviews will be taking place virtually and the successful candidate should expect to be fully supported through remote on-boarding and working from home until the Campus re-opens to all staff. This approach may vary for individuals located overseas and/or where a visa is required and starting will be based on a number of factors, we will be able to provide specialist advice to those affected candidates

Closing date: 8th March 2021

About Us
The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics research centre. Our findings are used to improve health and to understand life on Earth.

Our benefits:

There’s an attractive benefits package on offer at the Wellcome Genome Campus. We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.
As well as the usual benefits you would expect, we go much further:

25 days annual leave (extra 1 day to a maximum of 30 days for every year you work)
Auto-enrolment into a generous Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, with enhanced company contribution (for more information, see our Pensions page)
Up to 2 days annual paid volunteering leave
Up to 10 days paid Emergency Carers Leave per year
Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, an on-site Workplace Nursery salary Sacrifice Schemes for pre-school children and Summer holiday club
Life Assurance is accessible on day 1 for all
Group Income Protection Scheme (if on a contract exceeding 12 months)
Enhanced maternity, parental and adoption leave
Access to substantial number of courses and training events onsite
Private Healthcare Scheme
Eyecare and Dental payment plans
Concessions and discounts from our corporate perks site
Being part of the Wellcome Genome Campus you will be part of the beautiful working environment with an impressive range of benefits, services and facilities also including:

Free bus service to and from Campus, covering various routes around Cambridge, Saffron Walden and surrounding villages
A car-share initiative
Free parking
A number of on-site venues where you can meet, eat and socialise with colleagues
A thriving Sports and Social Club which provides members with subsidised access to a gym, tennis courts, sports hall, fitness classes and a vibrant social calendar of events
In 2020 we were awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award. We will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

Application Closing Date: 
08 March