Biotechnology And Microbiology Assessment Manager Jobs Vacancy at Health And Safety Executive Bootle
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At HSE, we work with one goal in mind - to help keep Britains workforce safe and healthy.
Great Britains health and safety record is the envy of much of the world. Central to this is our work to protect people by managing risk in a proportionate and effective way, supporting innovation and increasing productivity.
A key operational arm of HSE, Chemical, Explosives & Microbiological Hazards Division (CEMHD) regulates Great Britains on-shore major hazard sectors - organisations whose products and services are essential to our everyday life, but where failures in safety management and risk control can lead to catastrophic harm to workers, the public at large or the environment. Employing around 260 staff across a range of professions, we are responsible for securing safety across important areas of the economy including; chemical/pharmaceutical and explosives production and storage, and the life sciences.
Microbiology and Biotechnology Unit
HSEs Microbiology and Biotechnology Unit, part of CEMHD, has an unrivalled history of progress towards securing control of both existing and emerging risks in the life sciences. Respected internationally for our independent status and integrity, it has a long-standing reputation of delivering effective, proportionate solutions - enabling work with hazardous microorganisms and genetically modified organisms to be managed safely.
The growth of the life sciences is a priority for government. We offer a real opportunity to influence the development of the sector by:
Promoting standards of safety that are proportionate to the risks and that reassure the public that appropriate controls are in place;
Keeping pace with change and anticipating, and tackling new safety challenges, to enable the science and technology to develop, for example in areas like synthetic biology.
This is your opportunity to be part of the future of the life sciences and to make a difference using your knowledge and skills whilst continuing your development within the unique variety and depth of challenge that HSE offers you.
Your role will be central in taking forward HSEs work in the bioeconomy. We expect you to be responsible for the assessment of statutory notifications to HSE. Using your specialist knowledge you will contribute to the delivery of HSEs bioeconomy sector action plan (http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/strategiesandplans/sector-plans/bioeconomy.htm) by:
Managing and undertaking technical reviews of submissions and risk assessments for work with genetically modified organisms and hazardous microorganisms;
Issuing licences for facilities handling animal pathogens under the Specified Animal Pathogens Order (SAPO), on behalf of Defra and the Scottish, and Welsh governments;
Developing and building a functional intelligence hub, pooling available relevant intelligence and information on biosafety from a variety of sources, supporting effective intelligence on the sector and, more widely, promoting effective, targeted responses to risk;
Using the outputs from the intelligence hub to build an enhanced intelligence picture to inform HSE interventions and to support change in the areas/sub-sectors of greatest risk;
Leading a team of staff.
In addition to having the necessary intellectual curiosity and rigour, you will need the ability to get to grips quickly with new subjects. You will need to ensure your analysis is well-informed and authoritative to ensure that your findings have influence and impact on the sector. You will have:
Sound analytical skills to identify underlying gaps and deficiencies related to biosafety;
Initiative and decisiveness, making sound decisions based on available evidence;
Good organisational and planning skills, taking responsibility for delivering expected outcomes on time and to the required standard;
The ability to write effectively and to present complex technical information in a clear and concise way for a non-technical audience.
Training and development
From day one, you will be supported by your manager and colleagues to understand your role in HSE, develop your skills and support you in your continuing professional development. For the legal requirements of the role, if previous experience not held, you will be enrolled on the Legal Unit of the Regulators Training Programme (RTP) and will be required to study for and successfully complete the Unit. You will receive appropriate training and complete a legal assessment.
Person specification Essential criteria:
Extensive experience in a relevant discipline, gained for example by working in a microbiology containment laboratory or a related bioscience environment;
Sound knowledge of molecular biology / molecular microbiology;
Ability to analyse and evaluate data from various sources in order to make well considered decisions;
Track record of drawing together and present reasonable conclusions from a wide range of incomplete and complex evidence and data.
You will be required to travel throughout the UK and abroad, with occasional overnight stays away from home. Licences You will hold a full driving licence that permits you to drive in the UK unless reasonable adjustments can be made in line with the Equality Act 2010
Qualifications A degree or equivalent in an appropriate biological sciences subject and sound knowledge and expertise in the application of microbiology and biotechnology. This expertise should be based on a minimum of four years postgraduate experience, preferably in a research environment (which may include a post-graduate qualification in a relevant subject area).
The successful candidate should either already have expertise in the field of applying health and safety legislation or should demonstrate the capability to develop such expertise on the job. Competencies
We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
Seeing the big picture
Leading and communicating
Collaborating and partnering
Making effective decisions
Delivering at pace
Civil Service Competency Framework Benefits Pensions Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates. Benefits We invest in our people with;
Competitive rates of pay, reviewed each year with performance-related awards
Access to the highly competitive Civil Service Pension Scheme to which HSE contributes around 21%, far more than in the private sector.
Family friendly policies and working hours to help balance your home life and career
Up to 30 days annual holiday, plus bank holidays and Civil Service privilege leave
Comprehensive training to become a specialist inspector and support with CPD. As a Civil Servant, you can receive at least five days of learning and development each year to increase your skills and help further your career Allowances Relocation expenses are available up to a maximum of £15,000 if you eligible. Under no circumstances must candidates commit expenditure before HSEs Expenses Section has confirmed entitlement as the claim will be disallowed if it falls outside HSEs Policy.