Environmental Officer

Location Royal Leamington Spa
Discipline: Lab Management
Salary: ££33,696 per annum + 10% retention bonus
Contact name: Nathan Mccarron

Job ref: RLS1112BLS_1635525654
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking an Environmental Officer based in and around Warwickshire to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme, helping society's return to a more normal way of life.

Gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community and join a supportive environment where training and accreditation (where relevant) will be provided for this role.

What you can expect:

  • Implementation and management of the environmental management system and reporting systems to ISO and DHSC standards/requirements

  • ensuring that EMS requirements are established, implemented and maintained in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard;

  • Ensuring that sufficient resources are allocated for the proper implementation of the environmental policy and the EMS;

  • Regular review the policy and the effectiveness of the EMS, and ensure that the necessary changes are made;

  • To act as the Chairman of the EMS Committee and have responsibility and authority for:

  • Leading the EMS Committee to establish and implement the EMS according to ISO 14001 standard, and monitoring the performance of the EMS; Co-ordinating internal EMS audits to ensure the EMS has been properly implemented and maintained; Handling and investigating nonconformities and ensure corrective and preventive action have been taken to mitigate any impacts caused; Reporting on the performance of the EMS to the top management for review and as a basis for improvement of the EMS.

What we're looking for:

  • Significant experience within the management of Environmental Management systems and processes within an operational laboratory environment.

  • Experience with 'Ideagen Qpulse' Quality Management System would be a preference

  • Experience in leading and driving forward, establishing, and implementing new environmental management systems or re-design.

  • Experience in liaising with internal and external stakeholders, including assessment bodies on all areas of quality and compliance.

  • Experience in conducting audits and hosting external auditors.

  • An understanding of how the sites procedures relate in the larger regulatory environment and an ability to place them in context

  • An excellent awareness of ISO standards

  • Experience working within a laboratory setting working to relevant ISO accreditation standards; ISO 14001, ISO9001.

In return:

You will receive a minimum 18-month contract with opportunity to go permanent and competitive rate of pay and a 10% retention bonus (paid at 9 and 18 months). Please note, successful candidates will be required to spend a minimum 3 weeks in training working flexible day patterns (including some weekends) before transitioning onto your shift.

Working hours and shift times

The role will work Monday - Friday.

If you would like to request any reasonable adjustments around start times, working additional hours, learning about different shifts or future opportunities around securing a permanent position, please speak to the team to learn more about how we can accommodate you.

Compliance checks
Please be aware that Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) including a media check is the required level of screening for all staff working at the Leamington Spa Laboratory.

Diversity at NHS Test and Trace
You will be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team that reflects the communities we serve. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and empowering them to contribute fully at work.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today.

Please note: Impellam Group is working in partnership with NHS Test and Trace, so you will be employed on a fixed-term employment basis with an Employing Agency (either SRG, Medacs, Lorien or Blue Arrow) within Impellam Group, in line with contractual employment terms and conditions set out by the respective Employing Agency, and not directly employed by NHS Test and Trace.