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Health and Safety Manager

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British Antarctic Survey


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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, please note there may be delays to our recruitment timeline.
A unique opportunity for a dynamic Safety Manager has come up for the British Antarctic Survey in the Health and Safety Team. This role will report to the Health and Safety Advisor and will work closely with the Polar and Cambridge Station Operation Managers.

You will need to be self-motivated, have a positive and engaging personality with forward thinking ideas, be able to multi-task, and have a flexible approach to tasks. You will also have a conscientious approach to detail and able to interact with operational & office personnel, departmental heads and senior managers throughout the organisation in person and remotely. As a member of the team you will continue to develop your career in health and safety and being part of a dynamic organisation, no two days are the same which is part of the challenge and the excitement.

The role will be based in Cambridge although overseas travel may be necessary.

The ideal candidate will either have a minimum of three years' experience of working within a health and safety team and hold a NEBOSH certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (or similar) in a medium to high hazard industry or experience of working in a polar environment.

Who We Are

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet. Through its extensive logistic capability and know how BAS facilitates access for the British and international science community to the UK polar research operation. Numerous national and international collaborations, combined with an excellent infrastructure help sustain a world leading position for the UK in Antarctic affairs. British Antarctic Survey is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NERC is part of UK Research and Innovation www.ukri.org

We employ experts from many different professions to carry out our Science as well as to keep the lights on, feed the research and support teams and keep everyone safe! If you are looking for an opportunity to work with amazing people in amazing places, then British Antarctic Survey could be for you. We aim to attract the best people for those jobs.
To provide professional advice on matters relating to Health and Safety. To assist the BAS Senior Health and Safety Adviser in facilitating the BAS Safety Management System (SMS).

To provide a focus and expertise for Station operations (including Cambridge) to support 'Station Operations Managers' to deliver the day-to-day activities associated with the station SMS.
NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

Working to NEBOSH diploma level qualification, or equivalent is desireable
To update BAS procedures ensuring regularity, UKRI and BAS compliance.
Assisting health and Safety Advisor in ensuring the BAS SMS remains in compliance with ISO 45001
To produce H&S lessons learnt posters from accidents and near misses.
Training staff on health and safety issues Promoting a positive safety culture through working in partnership with BAS departments and partners.
Assist in managing the BAS Health and Safety web tools: Intranet, Risk assessment and procedures databases (Maximo), AINME reporting system (Maximo), DSE/fire training and risk assessment on line training
To conduct H&S audits at BAS.
Co-ordinating and supporting the BAS H&S corporate training programme
The provision of specialist advice and assistance on matters relating to Health & Safety, for stations: Advice on and facilitating the risk assessment process, Assisting in identifying appropriate safety controls, Supporting station managers in maintaining the station SMS up-to-date and compliance, including corrective action tracking, audit planning, incident investigations, procedure reviews, Ensuring a consistent approach is used across the SMS/ Quality management
Representing the BAS Health & Safety Adviser where appropriate
To support the Health, Safety improvement and development projects.
General procurement and finance management
Handling and presentation of Health and Safety performance data
Any other duties, within the remit of this role, as tasked by the Director

Please quote reference for any queries: BAS 122/19b
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 10 January 2021
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: January 2021

BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job and will provide necessary adaptations for the interview. We are open to a range of flexible working options, including job sharing, to support childcare and other caring responsibilities.