Scientific Officer - Health and Safety Manager Ref: 9832

School/department: Technical Services
Hours: Full time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Core working hours are 8:30am – 5pm, with expectation to work flexibly depending on business need and be on call in case of emergencies or call outs.
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 9832
Salary: starting at £43,414 to £51,805 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 06 October 2022
Closing date:  02 December 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: To be confirmed.
Expected start date: ASAP.

Job description

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated, experienced, hard-working individual to advance their career in a Health and Safety position. This role is to ensure appropriate compliance and management of Health and Safety in the Science Schools, mainly Life Sciences. Working closely with academics, other technicians and central H&S team to ensure that best practice in H&S is undertaken through the Science Schools (Life Sciences, Psychology, Engineering and Informatics & Maths and Physical Sciences), enacting H&S change management, and being the point of contact for specialist H&S information, advice and guidance for these areas.

You will develop, execute and review health and safety plans throughout the Science Schools, ensuring the delivery of improved and developed systems and protocols. This challenging and varied role will require you to have a solid knowledge of Health & Safety – including in a scientific environment, be able to think strategically without losing sight of the details and be highly organised with a positive strategic focus.

The role will call for change and project management experience, excellent interpersonal skills, and a dedication to providing excellent customer service and dedication to compliance and health & safety. You will be expected to be the Radiation Protection Supervisor & Biological Safety Officer as well as being involved with key institutional initiatives such as the infrastructure/building projects e.g: the Life Sciences Estates Project.

Please contact Robert Fowler for informal enquiries

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Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 9832) (PDF XKB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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