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Workplace Manager – Chemistry and Microbiological Laboratories

Posted 29 days ago by DSTL
Location
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £24,000 - £28,000
Sector Chemicals
Posted 29 days ago
Apply by Saturday, 18 January 2020

We are looking for a Work Place Manager to join our dynamic team. Do you want to make a difference in supporting UK service personnel? Do you have strong organisational skills and are good at building positive working-relationships?  If this is the case then this role may be for you.

As an equal opportunity employer, Dstl is looking for dynamic and creative people to deliver a safety critical role working alongside world leading scientists. As a Workplace Manager, you will be a critical part of our highly skilled team with personal responsibility for ensuring safe systems of work within our world-class laboratories.

In this role you will allocate work space in high hazard laboratories to scientists and ensure these spaces are safe and fit for purpose.

You will ensure hazards and risks arising from laboratory activities are as low as reasonably practical and be responsible for managing safe systems of working in the laboratory.

You will be the point of contact with the management team and keep them informed of any issues.

You will make certain that statutory and internal inspections are completed at specified intervals and any identified defects are addressed will act as the point of contact within the workplace for Health, Safety, Environmental, and Security issues.

You will be expected to support out-of-hours emergency call-out cover as required (subject to additional payment).

Job Description

  • You'll be responsible for allocating work space in high hazard laboratories to scientists and ensure these spaces are safe and fit for purpose.
  • Managing safe systems of working in the laboratory, carrying out statutory and internal inspections.
  • You will act as the point of contact within the workplace for Health, Safety, Environmental, and Security issues and with the management team.
  • You will be expected to support out-of-hours emergency call-out cover as required (subject to additional payment).
  • Building and development your skills in a supportive environment.

Person Specification

Essential skills:

  • Competent working within and leading health, safety and environmental aspects in either high hazard chemistry or microbiology laboratories.
  • Experience of hazard management, risk assessment and risk management.
  • A consistent record of providing advice on health, safety and environmental matters.
  • Wants to work within a team to deliver facility management to multiple users of potentially high-hazard environments.
  • A-level or equivalent in science plus GCSE C in English Language and Mathematics.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience managing microbiological laboratories (ACDP2, 3 or 4 levels).

Selection Process Details

Candidates are to apply through the Civil Service jobs website, following initial sift selection will be by behavior based interview.

Equal Opportunities

At Dstl we are committed to inclusivity and diversity within our workforce. During the application process we collect information to help us monitor this. It helps us better-understand our incoming workforce, as well as highlighting areas of improvement.

The information we request will be anonymised and therefore will not be used to make a decision about your application - no applicant or employee will ever be seen as more or less favourable based on disability, gender, martial or civil partnership status, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion/belief.

Important Information

The security of our work means that only UK nationals who have also resided in the UK for the last 5 years (10 years for certain roles) can be considered. Some roles will require Developed Vetting (DV). Unfortunately dual nationals cannot be considered.

Rewards

We'll provide a great range of benefits including;

  • Flexible working
  • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay
  • Chartership and accreditation support
  • Pension
  • Generous annual leave
  • A competitive salary
  • Excellent learning and development
  • Onsite gyms and restaurants
  • Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out.

Our Diversity Networks

Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution. We have a number of support networks to ensure all employees feel supported at work.

These include the following;

  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Network
  • Faith and Culture Network
  • Parents and Carer Support Network
  • Alternative Working Network
  • Gender Equality Network
  • New Starters Network
  • Enabled Network

For further information about Dstl please check out our LinkedIn page

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