SHE Advisor / Senior SHE Advisor

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Job Title SHE Advisor / Senior SHE Advisor
Job Reference DIA0938/TH
Post Type Full time, permanent
Division CEO
Salary information Competitive, dependent on experience
Application deadline 27/07/2014
Date of interviews 06/08/2014


Job Description

The UK’s national synchrotron science facility, Diamond Light Source, conducts world-class research in virtually all fields of science. Located 20 minutes from Oxford, it sits in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers rewarding career opportunities.

This vacancy is offered either at Advisor or Senior Advisor level.

SHE Advisor - To assist in the management, implementation and maintenance of the Company’s SHE management system and associated processes.

  • Provide proactive general SHE advice across Diamond’s operations and specialise in designated areas of SHE, fulfilling delegated roles as required. This involves grasping complex risks, systems and techniques in order to assist and advise on effective and often novel control strategies;
  • Preparation and maintenance of generic and specific Risk assessments;
  • Support of the Experimental Risk Assessment process including the evaluation of risk assessments for beam-time proposals.  This may include research into proposed methods and materials;
  • Communicate SHE requirements and promote a positive SHE culture across Diamond’s operations;
  • Develop and deliver appropriate SHE presentations and training to staff, contractors, users and visitors;
  • Negotiate, collaborate, develop and implement SHE strategies, plans, systems of work, procedures, etc;
  • Conducting and setting up SHE monitoring, auditing and inspections to ensure SHE compliance;
  • Researching and monitoring developments in SHE legislation, codes of practice, guidance, etc and keeping appropriate persons within Diamond informed of relevant requirements;
  • Liaison and provision of support to STFC and other institutions, sharing expertise and bests practice and ensuring that any common or specific SHE requirements are achieved.;
  • To manage contacts, liaison and negotiations with enforcing authorities as required
  • Develop own SHE competency where required to meet business needs;
  • The post holder will be expected to attend on site during out of office hours when required, and to be informally available on a company mobile telephone to provide SHE advice and guidance.

Senior SHE Advisor - To coordinate and assist in the management, implementation and maintenance of the Company’s SHE management system and associated processes.

  • To represent SHE Group at senior level as required;
  • Lead and coordinate SHE initiatives and projects;
  • Lead in the development, maintenance and continual improvement of the SHE management system;
  • To discharge statutory and related responsibilities in designated areas of SHE;
  • Provide proactive general SHE advice across Diamond’s operations and specialise in designated areas of SHE, fulfilling delegated roles as required. This involves grasping complex risks, systems and techniques in order to assist and advise on effective and often novel control strategies;
  • Support of the Experimental Risk Assessment process including the evaluation of risk assessments for beam-time proposals.  This may include research into proposed methods and materials;
  • Communicate SHE requirements and promote a positive SHE culture across Diamond’s operations;
  • Develop and deliver appropriate SHE presentations and training to staff, contractors, users and visitors;
  • Negotiate, develop and implement SHE strategies, plans, reports, systems of work and procedures in collaboration with all levels of management;
  • Negotiate, collaborate, develop and implement SHE strategies, plans, systems of work, procedures, etc;
  • Researching and monitoring developments in SHE legislation, codes of practice, guidance, etc and keeping appropriate persons within Diamond informed of relevant requirements;
  • Liaison and provision of support to STFC and other institutions, sharing expertise and bests practice and ensuring that any common or specific SHE requirements are achieved;
  • To manage contacts, liaison and negotiations with enforcing authorities as required;
  • Develop own SHE competency where required to meet business needs;
  • The post holder will be expected to attend on site during out of office hours when required, and to be informally available on a company mobile telephone to provide SHE advice and guidance.  

Qualification & Experience - Essential

  • NEBOSH Certificate (or equivalent);
  • Science/Technology/Engineering qualification (e.g Degree, HND or HNC);
  • Working toward NEBOSH Diploma and corporate membership of IOSH;
  • Experience in a relevant SHE role;
  • Experience of developing and delivering training;
  • One or more of the following: Experience of Laser Safety, Experience of environmental management, Experience of chemical safety, Experience of Engineering Safety;
  • Effective and Enthusiastic Communicator;
  • Flexible, organised, with a proactive approach and able to quickly adapt to changing demands;
  • Able to work as part of a team and build good working relationships at all levels;
  • Good IT skills;
  • Ability to work on own initiative and take personal responsibility for delivery of work;
  • Ability to interpret and implement SHE legislative requirements in a technical environment;
  • Able to deliver presentations and training.

Qualification & Experience - Desirable

  • Environmental qualification;
  • Laser Safety qualification;
  • Experience of working in a radiation protection environment.

Additional, essential for appointment at the Senior level:

  • NEBOSH Diploma;
  • Significant relevant post qualification SHE experience and knowledge;
  • Able to deputise for Group Leader;
  • Ability to influence at management level;
  • Able to lead and manage SHE initiatives and projects;
  • Able to manage defined delegated areas of SHE responsibly;
  • Able to represent the organisation on defined SHE matters;
  • Able to contribute to the strategic development of SHE objectives and policies.

Further Information

 For an informal conversation about the roles, please contact Mr Guy Thomas, Head of the SHE Group on 01235 778140.

Recruitment Agents. We will contact you if your services are required.

 

Applying for employment

For further details on applying for employment at Diamond, please visit our 'Application Form' page.

Appointments will be made depending on the skills and experience of the candidate. Electronic Diamond application forms in MS-Word are preferred. These should be emailed to recruitment@diamond.ac.uk



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