Safety Technician

The Francis Crick Institute

Contract: Fixed-term (2 years), Full time

Short Introduction/Summary

We are recruiting an experienced and enthusiastic safety technician or security officer with some practical understanding and experience of fire and emergency response in a large open plan building or research laboratory environment.

The Safety Technician will be responsible for supporting the Head of Fire and Emergency Response and the Head of Radiation Safety. The role will have specific responsibilities for ongoing management of the Fire Risk Assessment and for training the Crick’s Fire Marshalls and Emergency Response Team, as well as managing the radiochemical laboratory.

The successful candidate will have Experience as a Fire Safety Technician, Safety Technician, or Security Officer. Proven capabilities to respond promptly and calmly to any fire or emergency and the ability to work as an effective and influential team member and take responsibility for leading the response of others in an emergency is essential.

Project Scope/ Description

This role will have responsibility for supporting the Head of Fire and Emergency Response in ensuring that all fire and emergency response equipment is regularly maintained and kept “in date”, as well as liaising and participating in blue light / emergency services visits and inspections. In addition, the role will be responsible for managing the day to day running of chemical waste disposal as well as the safe disposal of other hazardous waste materials, including radiation, ensuring appropriate records are kept. Training will be provided.

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a brand new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under a single roof in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; to developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; to public engagement; and to helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2017 at 23:30 pm.

Please note: all offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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