Health and Safety Advisor

Location Royal Leamington Spa
Discipline: Lab Management
Salary: ££33696 per annum + 10% retention bonus
Contact name: Nathan Mccarron

Job ref: RLS1112BLS_1635525653
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking a Health and Safety Advisor 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:

  • Working with the senior leadership team to develop, implement and manage Health and Safety leadership and technical expertise in the form of written policies, guidelines and procedures, verbal communications and practical involvement fulfilling the legal requirement of competent person.

  • To participate in the development, progression and implementation of the site safety management system, and to attend whole Team H&S meetings and Biosafety meetings in order to promote the philosophy and obtain feedback to ensure consistency in standards and approach.

  • To interpret and ensure appropriate application of UK H&S legislation and incorporate them into H&S policies and guidelines.

  • Be aware of and prepare for changes in legislation.

  • Take ownership of the site Environment, Health & Safety. Environment (EHS) self-inspection programmes and perform self-inspection audits. Generate written reports to management.

  • Working with the training team, ensure adequate provision of H&S training for employees, through external training providers and development and delivery of 'in-house' training packages.

What we're looking for:

  • Mandatory: A Level 6 EHS Qualification (NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent)

  • Mandatory: Previous experience within an EHS Advisor role

  • Preferable: Membership to the Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) (Or working towards)

  • Preferable: Qualification in Biosafety

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).

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.