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CBS Named Training and Competency Officer

Imperial College London - Central Biomedical Services Central Faculty

Location: London
Salary: £36,926 to £45,547 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd August 2019
Closes: 22nd September 2019
Job Ref: PRO00327

We are seeking to appoint a CBS Named Training and Competency Officer (NTCO) for the Central Biomedical Services (CBS) Department who will be based at the Hammersmith campus. 

This post will involve the management of appropriate training and competency assessment programmes for those working within the in vivo research environment. You will need to liaise with NTCOs from other establishments to make sure that all licensees moving into the establishment, or proposing to work at the establishment, are trained, competent and authorised to perform licensed in vivo procedures. 

You will coordinate efforts to ensure the full utilisation of all site-training facilities, processes, resources (including virtual learning environments) and equipment. You will need to keep up to date on all legislation impacting the establishment’s training obligations, responding to training issues and questions from researchers and CBS staff on the application and interpretation of processes, local policies and current legislation. 

You will be expected to continuously seek and support new approaches, practices and processes to improve the efficient of training services offered. 

A qualification in laboratory animal science (e.g. FIAT, MRCVS, CertLAS, DipLAS) or other degree/appropriate postgraduate qualification (e.g. BSc) or relevant experience in this position is essential, along with evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

A background in in vivo research and/or teaching and training is desirable. 

Research performed at the College has provided important insights into the better understanding of immunology, inflammatory conditions, infections, arthritis, diabetes and cancer, as well as cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive, neonatal and neurological diseases. Many of the studies have resulted in clinical trials and direct translational medical applications, producing treatments that are already being used within hospitals and A&E units to help save the lives of patients. 

This post is full-time and based at the Hammersmith Campus with regular visits to other campuses as required. 

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As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory enhanced for regulated activity Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. You may also wish to view the College’s policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route. 

Imperial only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic. To enable us to hire the best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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