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Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Advisor

210000Q5 Requisition #

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Salary: £39,748 - £44,166 per annum dependant on experience and skills 

Band: E
Contract Type: Permanent 
Hours: Full time

Early applications for this role are encouraged, as interviews will be taking place on a rolling basis

A vacancy has arisen in the STFC Safety Health Environment (SHE) Group at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) at Harwell near Oxford.
This is a full time role in the RAL SHE Group to support new and exciting science programmes that are being developed on the RAL site, for example the National Satellite Testing Facility (NSTF), Extreme Photonics Application Centre (EPAC), and National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC). Reporting to the RAL SHE Group Leader, these are key roles that will underpin the development and delivery of STFC SHE policies and management systems at RAL and across the STFC. 
In a small team, this appointment is an opportunity for the STFC SHE Group to add specific skills and experience in areas such as: contractor management; chemical safety; fire and emergency safety management; engineering safety disciplines (construction, electrical, mechanical); waste management and environmental management.

List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities

•    Provide professional SHE advice and guidance to management, employees, tenants, and science facility users and support them in discharging their responsibility for the implementation of the STFC SHE Management System.

•    Support development of the STFC’s documented SHE Codes based upon experience of internal application, audit findings, external best practice, and legislative changes identified through horizon scanning.
•    Manage and develop the provision of effective, efficient and professional SHE services to STFC site based staff, contractors, tenants, visitors and users.
•    Ensure that all RAL SHE incidents, including injuries, near misses, fires, environmental and vehicle incidents are reported, investigated appropriately and actions established to minimise the likelihood of their repetition. Sharing STFC wide learning appropriately.
•    Monitor and audit, the effectiveness and efficiency of the SHE Management System, its policies and procedures, at the RAL Laboratory and as appropriate other STFC sites.
•    Communicate and liaise closely with the key stakeholders in the STFC SHE Management System, in particular, safety and environment committees, trade union safety representatives, Departmental Safety Contacts, those appointed to key SHE roles, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and emergency services.
•    Prepare and deliver STFC specific SHE on-line and face to face training programmes.

Contacts and Communication

•    Post holder will engage with STFC staff from scientist/engineer through to Department Director primarily on the RAL site but depending on work being undertaken across STFC sites.
•    As a small specialist team the post holder will engage with all members of the STFC SHE Group.
•    The post holder will engage with all regulatory authorities from a health and safety perspective for the RAL site with the exception of engagement on radiation matters, for example the local fire brigade, environmental health and Health and Safety Executive (HSE). 

Criteria assessed through shortlisting (S), at Interview (I) or both (S&I)
•    Educated to degree or HND level in a science or engineering discipline (S)
•    Demonstrable experience of successful delivery of a SHE Advisory role in science, engineering or technology sectors. (S,I)
•    NEBOSH Diploma, or equivalent qualification, or evidence of commencement and part completion of Diploma or equivalent qualification (S,I)
•    A working knowledge of current and forthcoming changes to relevant SHE legislation relevant to STFC operations. (S,I)
•    Strong oral and written communication skills (I)
•    Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills deployed with staff at all levels and across all departments. (I)
•    Strong IT skills and specific experience of the Microsoft office software suite, SharePoint etc. (S,I)
•    Proactive with a high degree of self-motivation and independence, able to deliver under pressure and against tight deadlines. (I)
•    There will also be a requirement to visit and work at other STFC sites as appropriate to the individual’s responsibilities within the STFC SHE Management System. (I)

•    A good knowledge of SHE management systems and safe systems of work. (I)
•    Background knowledge of construction/engineering safety management (S,I)
•    Experience planning, undertaking and reporting SHE audits (S,I)

If you would like to discuss this role informally please contact Graeme Finlan, Head of SHE, or Julie Black, RAL SHE Group leader,


About STFC 
The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation where curiosity-driven, blue-skies thinking meets practical, application-led science and engineering. Our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world. 
One of Europe’s largest research organisations, we’re trusted to support, enable and undertake cutting-edge projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science, engineering, computing and technology. Our research seeks to understand the Universe from the largest astronomical scales to the tiniest constituents of matter, yet creates impact on a very tangible, human scale. 
For more information about STFC please visit
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How to Apply 
Online applications only preferred for this role. Please submit your CV and a covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation to join STFC and the role you’re applying for. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit your application without a covering letter may result in your application not being considered. You will only be assessed on the content of your CV and covering letter and not the ‘experience’ section of the application. 
About UKRI 
Launched in April 2018, UKRI is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). 
Our organisation brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England, which is responsible for supporting research and knowledge exchange at higher education institutions in England, and the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at
How we support EDI in the workforce 
At UKRI we believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to flourish and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community.  For further information, please visit ‘How we support EDI in the workforce’  
Disability Confident Employer 
As participants of the Disability Confident employer scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.
For more information on this scheme, click here.  

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