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Cambridge Consultants is a world-class supplier of innovative product development engineering and technology consulting. The Safety, Health & Environment department delivers and promotes safe working practices across the company. We are responsible for supporting and advising our staff who work in a wide range of fields including medical technology, wireless communications, consumer, industrial, energy and defence.

Role Description

You will provide a high standard of support to our technical and office staff. You will be expected to work with the current SHE Team to implement the SHE systems and procedures. You will promote a culture of safe working practices across the organisation, as well as having the appropriate people skills to ensure that staff members are supported.  Strong communication skills are key to ensure the respect and buy-in of support, project, laboratory and administration staff alike.

You will be hands-on and have the ability to demonstrate a flair for pragmatic and realistic solutions, by using your breadth of experience across a diverse range of issues.

This is a UK based role in Cambridge. However, support to the offices in the US and Singapore will be required. 

Responsibilities

  • Support the development and maintenance of the current health and safety management system
  • Support the SHE manager to ensure compliance with all current legislation, codes of practice and relevant standards
  • Involvement in scientific laboratory safety matters and providing advice on risk assessments and safe working practices
  • Assisting with maintaining COSHH compliance and advising on COSHH risk assessments
  • Provision of pragmatic and realistic general SHE advice, guidance, coaching and training to managers, staff and contractors
  • Provision of project related SHE advice, including project SHE risk assessments, travel and off-site working
  • Involvement in the generation of and development of risk assessments and safe systems of work
  • Working with the SHE Manager on Occupational Health matters
  • Investigation of near misses and adverse events with the SHE manager
  • Involvement in internal and external site inspections and audits and implementation of corrective actions
  • Involvement in Emergency Response Coordination and Emergency Preparedness
  • Working to ensure all waste management standards and energy usage requirements are compliant
  • Supporting activities to ensure environmental aspects and impacts meet legislative requirements
  • Supporting the SHE manager in the application of the environmental management systems, including recording keeping, documentation, and operational matters
  • Assisting the SHE manager on improvement initiatives
  • Keeping up to date with all new legislation and best practice in SHE advice

What you can bring

  • NEBOSH Certificate
  • Experience of Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Broad and extensive Health and Safety experience
  • Be a team player/adaptable
  • Ability to work with and influence a broad range of staff and management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to deliver results and strive for continuous improvement
  • Ability to work effectively within a small, dedicated team

It would be great if you had the below, but is not essential:

  • Degree in science or engineering
  • Experience of practical working in a scientific laboratory environment
  • Experience of biological safety and human tissue work
  • Experience of laser, ionizing radiation, and chemical safety
  • Experience of non-UK Health and Safety Legislation e.g. OSHA
  • Experience working with senior management and the creation of plans
  • NEBOSH Diploma
  • Membership of IOSH

 

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Benefits

  • Competitive salary, based on merit and reviewed annually
  • Company profit share scheme in addition to basic salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Life, disability and travel insurance, plus private healthcare
  • Free canteen - breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • 25 days annual holiday plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow
  • Relocation assistance if applicable
  • Excellent career development and training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

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