Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC255406
Location Warrington See on Map
Salary £38969
Date Posted 09 October 2020
Grade UKRI-Band E
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 30 October 2020
Interview Date 16 November 2020

Brief Description

Salary: £38,969 per annum
Grade: Band E
Contract Type: Open Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 30th October 2020
Interview Date: 16th November 2020

About Us

UKRI-STFC's Daresbury Laboratory is an exciting hub for research in the north west of England. The research spans nuclear physics to super-computing, with new and exciting world leading science coming on-line regularly. As part of a science campus the Daresbury Laboratory carries out its own research, collaborates with other organisations internationally and hosts tenants carrying out their own research and development.       

About the role

We are looking for a Safety, Health and Environmental Advisor at our Daresbury Laboratory.

This is a key post within the STFC, reporting to the Head of SHE, facilitating the development and delivery of STFC Health and Safety and Environment policies. In a small team this is an opportunity for the STFC Safety Health and Environment (SHE) Group to add specific skills and experience in areas as diverse as science and engineering disciplines, or waste management.

This role is extremely varied with the main duties including;

  • Provide professional SHE advice and guidance to management, employees, tenants, and 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 DL based staff, contractors, tenants, visitors and users
  • Ensure that all DL SHE incidents, including 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 DL 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, nominated responsible persons, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and emergency services
  • Assist with preparation and delivery of STFC specific SHE training programmes.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners 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

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

The following criteria will be assessed at Shortlisting (S), at Interview (I) or both (S,I)


  • Educated to degree or HND level or equivalent 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 (S,I)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (S,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 (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 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 IT safe systems of work (I)
  • Background and knowledge of construction/engineering safety management (S,I)
  • A good knowledge of Fire Safety management (S,I)
  • A good knowledge of Change management (I)
  • A good knowledge of Project management (I)
  • A good knowledge of Emergency Management. (I)

STFC Benefits

Alongside an excellent working environment and comprehensive continued professional development STFC offer’s a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance. This includes 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege days, Christmas shut down, flexible working hours, an exceptional career average revalued earnings pension scheme, and social and sporting activities and societies. Full details can be found on STFC’s careers pages

UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aims to provide a pay and reward package that motivates staff to the best of their ability. The reward and benefit package includes a flexible working scheme, an excellent Defined Benefit pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

Equal Opportunities

We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

STFC reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we would advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK. At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here:

Online applications only. Please submit a covering letter and CV ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Please note that failure to address the above criteria or submitted without a covering letter may result in your application not being considered.

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