Health & Safety Co - Ordinator - School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham
Birmingham,United Kingdom
1d ago

Health & Safety Co-Ordinator - School of Biosciences - 59839J - Grade 6-(210001XQ)

Position Details

School of Biosciences

Location : University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £27,942 to £30,497, with potential progression once in post to £34,304

Grade 6

Part Time 40% FTE 15 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract until - 31st October 2022

Closing date - 6th December 2021

Job summary

The role of Health & Safety Co-ordinator is a key position in the School of Biosciences to assist and support the College H&S Manager and the School’s H&S Committee.

This is a part time role at AR6 for 12 months and would suit an individual with previous H&S experience in a lab environment, well organised and contributing to improving our local processes.

Main Duties

Act as a point of contact for all H&S queries and issues.

Monitor and respond to all queries in the H&S contact email address.

Support academic lead for H&S (organising meetings, taking minutes, reviewing risk assessments, designing new H&S protocols and procedures) as well as School Ops and Facilities to ensure consistent approaches to H&S throughout the School.

Retain records of :

Incidents (accidents / near misses)

Inductions (staff and student, lab and non-lab)


Fieldwork (receive and forward risk assessments as well as retaining records)

Co-ordinate safety inspections of lab areas across Biosciences; develop feedback reports and action points, follow up on actions to ensure they are addressed.

Sit on Biosciences H&S Committee and attend meetings. Deliver a H&S Coordinator update at each meeting (report on incidences, inductions, safety inspections and any other matters arising or points to communicate since last meeting).

Liaise with Safety Services to support compliance with H&S e.g. sit on School GM committee, work with Beverley Davies to support academics in completing H&S paperwork.

Review COVID-19 lab risk assessments and lone / out of hours risk assessments and retain records of them via School Teams group.

Person Specification

Extensive relevant workplace experience, equivalent professional qualification or degree in an appropriate subject.

GCSE level 2 (A C) or equivalent level 2 qualification in mathematics and English.

In-depth practical knowledge of relevant technical and scientific methods.

Extensive experience of similar laboratory based work, together with familiarity with a wide range of laboratory equipment.

Positive service attitude and shows courtesy in dealing with others.

Ability to organise and manage own work load and demonstrate flexibility in terms of work practices / requirements.

Ability to work under minimal supervision but function as part of a team.

Knowledge of current legislation relevant to the role.

Knowledge of current H&S policies and ability to uphold same.

Proficiency in commonly used software packages.

Understands the importance of equality and diversity in the workplace

Ability to identify and respond to equality and diversity issues in line with relevant policies and procedures.

Informal enquires to Andrew Lees, email : a.r.lees

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