Health and Safety Advisor

Health and Safety Advisor
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • Braintree, Essex, England, UK cm7 4ry Braintree Essex UK cm7 5ry
Job Ref: J2157260
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Biotech/Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals
Date Added: 30 September 2020
Health and Safety Advisor Braintree, Essex Permanent £ competitive

Health and Safety Advisor


£ Competitive


This is a newly created role for an exciting and growing scientific organisation based in Braintree, Essex.

The site currently has capacity for cell and gene manufacturing within the grade D and C clean rooms. It is also being readied for a vaccine manufacturing project, with the possibility of being configured to meet the demands of the main production processes currently under consideration for volume vaccine production.

Role profile:

  • Coordination of all H&S protocols to ensure a safe environment by identifying and mitigating risks to health.

  • Contributing to statutory training and reporting of H&S directives to ensure the company meets its' objectives.

  • Coordinate and manage the development and production of H&S policies and distribute accordingly, depending on the location of the site (laboratory, office, public areas etc).

  • Ensuring the regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and operations.

  • Coordinate with cross-function "Safety Champions" to ensure correct message regarding H&S policy and updates is disseminated effectively.

  • Document all near misses including observations and recommended corrective actions.

  • Establish a programme of audits, H&S inspections, fire drills, risk assessments and lone working procedures and that all employees affected are aware of their obligations.

  • Liaison with external H&S consultants in order to provide training programmes and H&S services where required.

  • Take part in monthly stakeholder meetings to broadly update on H&S matters and activities.

Your background:

  • Recent and relevant experience in a similar role, with 5 years minimum industry experience

  • NEBOSH (general) and NEBOSH (Environmental)

  • Up to date knowledge of COSHH with applicable training experience

  • Proven understanding of providing legally compliant advice to line managers

  • Having had responsibility for H&S investigations and the subsequent actions required

  • Proven skillset in formulating, developing and implementing H&S policies and procedures

  • Highly confidential values

  • Professional, common sense and methodical approach

  • Able and confident of working alone with minimal supervision

  • Ability to establish rapport, build trust and exert strong influencing skills

Sound like your next move?

Are you looking for an opportunity within H&S for a growing and flourishing organisation in a highly specialist scientific industry?

If so, then please apply now attaching your CV in Word, or for further information about this opportunity please call Bec Johnston on 01223 607858 /

30/10/2020 12:01:00
Contact Consultant:
Bec Johnston2

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