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Head of Explosives Safety

Cranfield University - Cranfield Defence and Security

Location: Shrivenham
Salary: £48,039 to £57,797 per annum, with potential progression up to £70,000 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th February 2024
Closes: 29th February 2024
Job Ref: 4767

Role Location: Shrivenham, Oxfordshire

About the Role
The primary objective of this role is to provide versatile support and leadership for the implementation and management of the explosive licensing activities and the legislative compliance and safe conduct of explosives activities within the Centre for Defence Chemistry (CfDC) laboratories and wider CDS requirements. This crucial role entails actively managing the oversight of safe operating procedures for staff, students and contractors engaged in research and teaching related to explosives in accordance with legislation and safe practice as well as maintenance and upkeep of explosive facilities.

About You
You will hold a PhD in safety / chemistry / engineering and a teaching qualification (PGCert in Academic Practice or equivalent and/or Membership of Higher Education Academy) or willingness to undertake FHEA. Experience of strategic planning, financial management and setting the strategic direction of a technical area is essential. You will have practical experience in an explosives, HazMat or chemicals laboratory and experience of delivering explosive demonstrations to enhance theoretical problems.

Membership of relevant professional bodies for example NEBOSH is desirable.

About Us
As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Our Values and Commitments
Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we are a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. Find out more here.

Working Arrangements
Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Tracey Temple, Professor of Environmental Science and Risk Management, at t.temple@cranfield.ac.uk.

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