Salary: Band C; £27,355 with higher remuneration considered depending on experience and qualifications
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent/Full time
Contract Length: Permanent
Closing Date: 22 October 2020
Interview Date: TBC
Job Reference: 20P-14
Organisation position and purpose:
The Estates Management Services (EMS) department is part of the Capability directorate and plays a key role at the institute through management and implementation of essential planned and reactive engineering maintenance in order to maintain robust high biocontainment systems and services to facilitate new and ongoing science programs on site. The EMS department applies the Health, Safety and Bio-Safety (HSBS) standards and expectations in accordance with the corporate Risk & Assurance directorate strategy.
The EMS department consists of three main areas; Engineering and Operations team; Development and the Operational Projects team. The Engineering Safety Support Officer’s main duty is to provide technical and administrative support to the Engineering and Operations (E&O) team to ensure compliance in all aspects of health, safety, environment and biosafety against maintenance undertaken.
The post holder will play a key support role in the management of safety data at the Engineering and Operations Permit office, including updating various safety and compliance databases. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to deliver high standard of administration and functional safety support tasks, ensuring work is organised and prioritised in line with the teams prioritises. The post holder will also provide daily assistance with management of external contractors on site so that scheduled works are carried out safely and in line with health and safety compliance.
The successful candidate will need to have a demonstrable experience of working in a busy and dynamic team environment. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated person who enjoys working across a number of different activities and is comfortable communicating with a wide range of people, both internally and externally.
This position would ideally suit someone who has a keen interest in health, safety and compliance and is eager to develop their H&S knowledge and career further in an engineering/facilities environment.
Experience of working in an engineering or facilities sector, along with a basic knowledge of H&S and Operational Assurance underpinned by good IT skills is essential. Please note, there will be a short 10-minute practical exercise as part of the interview process to assess IT skill competency.
Accountability, responsibility and duties:
This job description is only an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role. The jobholder will carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required by his/her line manager. The job description and personal specification may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of the Human Resources department and The Pirbright Institute.
All employees shall actively participate in the Institute-wide quality assurance system in conjunction with the Institute’s Quality Manager. Employees are also expected to safeguard their own health and safety and security by following policies and all employees are responsible for the Health and Safety and security of staff under their management.
What we offer: