Technical Specialist (Health and Safety and Regulatory Compliance)

University of Hertfordshire
May 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:£31,396 to £33,966
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Contract Type:Permanent
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Post Title: Technical Specialist (Health and Safety and Regulatory Compliance)

SBU/Department: School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

FTE: 37 hours per week (1 full time equivalent)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH06 £31,396 to £33,966 pa dependent on skills and experience with progression to £37,099

Annual Leave: 25 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane, Hatfield

Are you someone who enjoys working part of a large, busy team and would like to join the Technical Services Group at the University?

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Specialist to assist the School's Health and Safety Executive to ensure compliance and safe practices are met in a wide variety of technical settings.

Main duties and responsibilities

The successful applicant must be able to provide advice to staff and students in the School on matters of health, safety, and regulatory compliance within the laboratories run by the School, whilst assisting in the further development of Health and Safety policy within the technical labs and workshops.

You will be responsible for the preparation of materials and equipment for practical, commercial and short course classes as required in one or more areas of the school. This will involve support for specialist techniques in a laboratory/workshop environment area for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and occasional support in other areas within the school. Assist with the assessment of health and safety risks and the identification of reasonably practical control measures.

You will be expected to promote Health, Safety, and Regulatory Compliance within the School in a professional manner focusing on the strategic objectives of the School and University. You will maintain an awareness of developments in health, safety and regulatory compliance relating to the School of SPECS, attending relevant meetings and training events.

The role will also require you to keep up to date with current Health and Safety related legislation and work closely with the wider University of Hertfordshire safety team. In addition to this, you must have a thorough knowledge of the relevant safety procedures applicable to laboratories and workshops, whilst ensuring these procedures are adhered to by all users.

Skills and experience needed

You will be required to have considerable practical experience working in a laboratory in a relevant subject, e.g. Chemistry, Biology, STEM in a technical role. You will have experience in the completion of COSHH Risk Assessments and Health and Safety management in a subject relevant to STEM. Experience as a Trainer would also be desirable.

Ideally, you will have previous customer service experience along with strong IT skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. In addition, you will have a good understanding of customer care and the ability to put this into practice. You will have a positive “can do” attitude, be flexible and adaptable in approach and you'll be motivated to learn new skills.

You will need to demonstrate strong attention to detail and have good organisational and interpersonal skills.

Qualifications required

Minimum of a Degree in STEM, Chemistry, Biology subject or related subject or equivalent work experience.

The University is required to meet UKVI visa regulations and we are not able to sponsor for this position. Applicants who do not currently have the right to work in the UK will have to satisfy UKVI regulations before they can be appointed. You must have been a UK/EEA/EU resident for the last 3 years.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Alex J Kingstrom, Technical Manager [email protected]

Closing Date : 30 May 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 044935

Date advert placed: 09 May 2024

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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