Head of Health and Safety (PSS-HS-02)

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Category: Professional Support | Department: Safety Office | Closing Date: 23 Feb 2017 | The post holder is responsible for leading the Health and Safety Office and Team and for the provision of competent health and safety advice to the School, both overseas and in the UK, ensuring that the organisation is fully aware and implements where practicable current best practice in all areas relating to health and safety, including oversight of overseas safety issues. The ideal applicant will have the following: A relevant degree and formal qualifications NEBOSH General National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety BioSafety Practitioner Level 1 GradIOSH C&G Award in Education and Training (or equivalent) Significant experience of working in an academic environment and of working closely with academic staff Significant experience of undertaking a Safety Advisor related role in a large organisation Experience of introducing policies, procedures, processes and systems effectively Experience of developing and maintaining excellent working relations with enforcement agencies, peers, managers, staff and students Experience of committee work, including co-ordinating the production of papers, devising agendas and writing minutes Experience of delivering and managing training The post is full time and permanent. The salary will be on the Professional Support Pathway Grade 8 scale in the range £53,447 - £61,380 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.  Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Please quote reference PSS-HS-02. The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.  Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.
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