Safety and Environmental Coordinator, Ref: PF37709

The Department of Zoology is very friendly and welcoming and is also internationally renowned for its exceptional record in teaching and research. We are now looking for a Safety and Environmental Coordinator - a proactive, enthusiastic and versatile individual with a collaborative and hands-on approach to undertake this important role.

The role holder will be part of the departmental safety team and will play a significant hands on role in many activities, processes and systems within the department. They will be a first point of contact for safety-related queries and they will use a pragmatic approach to facilitate safe and compliant research. They will be required to work on site and to interact with a wide range of professional services staff, academics, students and contractors. They will also take the lead on environmental issues which are a high priority in the Department.

The role holder will be excellent communicator, with proven IT and organisational skills. They will have a meticulous attention to detail and be able to make effective decisions on their own and whilst working as part of a wider team. They must also be able to work under pressure and to deal with emergencies calmly.

The successful candidate will have an HNC/degree or equivalent in a biology-related subject. They should hold a National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and/or Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Managing Safely, or be willing to gain qualification (s). They will be expected to undertake all the University mandatory trainings.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Sylviane Moss, Lab and Facilities Manager:

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check. Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Flexible working requests will be considered

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva - Email: Telephone: (0)1223 330117

Please quote reference PF37709 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.

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Application Closing Date: 
24 September 2023