Health Safety & Environmental Advisor

18/10/2019, 23:55

Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
Full time
Non-time Limited
Dependent on relevant skills and experience
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, we lead the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

We are seeking to recruit a high performing individual to fill the role of Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Advisor at our facilities in Chelsea. This is a unique role for a proactive professional to join our team and provide information, advice and support on all aspects of HS&E on site and across the Institute. You will build on current good practice, working closely with staff and students across a wide range of disciplines and collaborate with colleagues on shared challenges and projects. As a team we develop, influence and improve health and safety culture alongside protecting and enhancing the local environment where possible.

Reporting to the Deputy HSEQ Manager, you will be based in Chelsea and work alongside colleagues to promote a proportional approach to risk management. You will need to be able to build strong working relationships with key stakeholders; Strong communication, interpersonal and observation skills, with attention to detail, are also essential requirements.

You will be qualified to a minimum of NCRQ or NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, or higher (support and training in this area will be provided as appropriate) and have experience of working in a professional HS&E role, with a good  understanding of a scientific research environment (ideally biological, radiological and chemical safety). The role requires a practical and versatile approach; you will provide advice, guidance, support and training in a wide range of areas throughout the Institute. You will be required to;

  • Engage and interact with the scientific community as a peer professional.
  • Be responsible for the provision of advice to management and all levels of personnel in a wide variety of subject areas.
  • Demonstrate the ability to influence at a senior level.

There will also be important collaboration with the Royal Marsden NHS Trust and other partners.
The post will be in Chelsea with occasional visits to our Sutton site depending on staffing and specialist work requirements. The appointment will be a permanent contract with appropriate remuneration and benefits. 

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.
Additional Documentation for Candidates