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Health and Safety Manager

Moredun Research Institute

Location: Penicuik
Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 per annum dependent on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th November 2022
Closes: 12th December 2022
Job Ref: 05-11-22
About the role

We seek an enthusiastic and experienced Health and Safety Manager to join our team to be the main point of contact for information, advice, and guidance on all matters relating to specialist health and safety matters across the Moredun Group (i.e. the governing Charity, the Research Institute, and the commercial-facing subsidiaries).

The post holder will be required to support all levels of employees in order to achieve legislative compliance and to implement effective occupational health and safety management systems across the organisation. The role covers a diverse range of working environments including laboratories adhering to Level 2 and 3 containment levels and agricultural facilities.

You will need to have excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills with ability to influence others.

Experience required:

Essential requirements

You will have:

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject and professional health and safety qualification
  • Knowledge of current health and safety practice and legislation
  • Experience of advising on health and safety in a similar role
  • Experience of working within biomedical science, higher education laboratory or medical environment
  • Experience of writing policies, standards, and risk assessments and incident investigation
  • Knowledge and/or experience of working within Containment Level 2 and 3 facilities
  • Experience of presenting information to a group, for example delivering training or giving presentations.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the application form and email the completed form to hr@moredun.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held on 21 December 2022 and applicants will be asked to provide a 10-minute presentation to the panel on the following: ‘Describe your approach to developing robust safe systems of work in a diverse work environment such as the Moredun Group’.

Staff benefits

In addition to access to training and development opportunities, you will have access to:

  • Competitive pension scheme – employee contribution minimum 3%. Moredun will contribute up to a maximum of 15%.
  • Group Life Assurance Scheme and an Income Protection Scheme
  • 6 weeks annual leave plus 7 days public holidays and a privilege day
  • Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Benefits platform offering discounts at various retailer
  • On site café.

The Moredun Group operates a number of policies including access to a family healthcare scheme and flexible working arrangements. We are also proud to have a Gold Award for Healthy Working Lives and work hard to promote a healthy lifestyle.

We are committed to creating a positive and inclusive environment, respecting equality, diversity, and encouraging good relations. We welcome applications from people irrespective of their age, sex, religion or belief, race, disability, or sexual orientation.

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