Safety Advisor

Posted: 27/01/22
Recruiter:National Nuclear Laboratory
Disciplines: Project Control / Management, Safety
Salary:Salary from £47,706
Location:Sellafield, Cumbria

This is where your skills play a critical role in keeping everyone safe. Working in Safety, Security & Safeguards gives you the chance to make your mark on some hugely interesting projects. NNL does work that nobody else in the sector is doing, and this means we need experts like you to make it possible, whilst keeping everyone safe. We’re committed to using nuclear science to benefit society for years to come. This means that you can build a long and successful career here whilst playing a meaningful role in delivering cleaner energy, reducing waste and keeping colleagues and the public out of harm’s way.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Safety Advisor (preferably a chartered member of IOSH) with sound knowledge of UK health and safety legislation to support operations at NNL`s Windscale Laboratory, ensuring that the business complies with all regulatory, legislative and site license requirements.

The post holder should be adaptable with an enthusiastic attitude and be a strong communicator able to interact with multi-disciplinary teams to build effective partnerships.

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilities for Safety Advisor:

  • Supporting the EHS manager, management & work colleagues in providing compliant occupational health and Safety and environmental advice.
  • Attend stakeholder meetings for project or facility related work.
  • Championing change to ensure efficient & effective EHS processes.
  • Undertake EHS compliance audits/inspections.
  • Detailed involvement in the implementation of EHSS&Q improvement plan tasks and the achievement of defined targets.
  • Investigate accidents and incidents and deliver intelligent corrective actions.
  • Deliver EHS training courses, inductions, briefings and tool-box talks.
  • Review and approve risk assessments / method statements, procedural instructions.
  • Management of EHS related dashboards, metrics and actions.
  • Instrumental in encouraging safety observation reporting & task observations.
  • Championing EHS improvements.
  • Where required undertake training and provide SME lead on specialist key conventional occupational health and safety topics.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Safety Advisor:

  • A strong self-starter with a proactive and conscientious approach.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good overall general knowledge and experience of working on nuclear sites and facilities.
  • Good or developing presentational skills.
  • Drive to produce a quality product to time and cost with a high level of attention to detail.
  • A genuine interest in EHSS&Q.
  • An ability and a willingness to appropriately challenge processes, practices and investigation findings to drive improvements and efficiencies.
  • Health and Safety Qualification (s) e.g. NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent).
  • Preferably a Chartered Member (or working towards) of a professional safety organisation (e.g. IOSH).
  • Ability to obtain DV level security clearance (this includes but is not limited to identity, employment, financial, criminal record checks, interview plus 10 years of UK residency).

Desirable Criteria for Safety Advisor:

  • Well-developed training / coaching / mentoring skills.
  • Working knowledge of management systems (e.g. ISO 45001 and 14001) including auditing experience.

About the Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

Recruitment Agency Notice

We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for the provision of recruitment services. Only agencies on our PSL may provide CVs and only when the role is released to them by our recruitment team. We will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL. We explicitly reserve the right to add candidate details from unsolicited CVs from non-PSL agencies into our own candidate database and to pursue/hire such candidate(s) without any obligation, financial or otherwise, to the agency concerned.

National Nuclear Laboratory

Closing Date:2nd Feb 2022

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