The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Health & Safety Advisor - MRC, 2019
Deadline date for applications: 15 Oct 2019
You will provide leadership for MRC Health & Safety and the development and implementation of MRC Health & Safety management systems providing “Head of Profession” leadership and to provide assurance with regards to Health & Safety to MRC senior management and UKRI Head of Health & Safety.
Main duties/key responsibilities:
The role involves:
Overall responsibility for MRC’s Health & Safety
Overseeing the management, development and implementation of MRC’s H&S policy, management system and strategy
Manage/oversee the implementation of the MRC H&S plan and monitor the performance against targets set
Provide advice to MRC staff on all aspects of H&S
Establish a close working relationship with the MRC Units and Institutes and work with them to establish a comprehensive H&S plan, monitoring performance and providing assistance to establish improvement plans where required
Organising training and supporting/assisting Institutes in the development of risk/special assessments as required
Support/assist the Institutes in conducting H&S inspections and prepare reports/documents as required
Collating data from reporting system (SHEAssure), analysing and advising upon the H&S performance of MRC and preparing reports for MRC Management Board and UKRI Head of H&S
Conduct or assist with internal audits of all MRC sites (see MRC Institutes below)
Conduct/organise any relevant H&S training for staff as required (including first aid and fire safety)
To carry out, or assist with the carrying out, of investigations into accidents and near-miss incidents in the Institutes and to record findings. Manage any potential claims arising and liaise with approving authorities to conclude these cases
Manage the MRC Corporate H&S budget
Liaise with other Research Councils, UKRI, external stakeholders and related organisations on H&S matters of common interest
Implement practical and effective methods, both preventative and remedial, of promoting H&S and safe working practices in the workplace
Recommend and implement control measures and advise on the standard of P.P.E. issued to employees
Advise the Director Capital & Estates of all incidents reportable under R.I.D.D.O.R.
To identify areas where training/certification is required to meet the standards imposed by Legislation, Approved Codes of Practice, or H.S.E. guidance. Arrange such training/certification once identified
Attend and support the UKRI H&S Working Group meetings and UKRI H&S Consultation Meetings and provide briefings to the Director
Capital & Estates and MRC Institute H&S Professionals following meetings
Chair cross-MRC H&S meetings
Keep up to date with changes in current legislation (attending courses/seminars where necessary) and implement such changes where relevant.
Keeping MRC’s leadership team up to date of any new, relevant legislation
Liaise with relevant statutory and/or legislative organisations regarding H&S aspects in the Institutes as required (licenses, etc. for radiation, hazardous materials, controlled substances, etc.) and ensure that documentation is kept up to date and in the respective MRC depository
Maintaining the MRC H&S culture and acting as “Head of Profession” for H&S to lead, develop and create a focus to support its H&S professionals in providing a common consistent approach; policy and clear standards; coordination and communication; sharing of resources; training; access to specialist assistance; mentoring, learning and development of H&S
Any other ad hoc health and safety duties as required.