Vacancy: Faculty Safety Officer at Imperial College London (Closed)

By 6th January 2023 January 25th, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Faculty Safety Officer


Location: South Kensington and White City Campus – Hybrid

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Natural Sciences

Category: Professional / Support Services / Other

Salary: £35,477 – £39,860 plus benefits

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 24th January

Reference: NAT01186

Job summary
Imperial College London is consistently rated in the top three UK university institutions. The Faculty of Natural Sciences ( is seeking to recruit an outstanding individual with a practical background in Chemistry, Physics or Biology to join the Faculty Health and Safety Team. You will work closely within a team of five covering all departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative individual who would like to apply their knowledge and training to assist others to work safely at the forefront of research and teaching.

Duties and responsibilities
Your core responsibilities will be to carry out inspections and monitor follow up of actions, assist in the investigation of incidents, provide safety advice to staff and students and assist the safety team to develop effective policies and procedures. The role is ideally suited to an individual currently in a research, lab management or technical role who is looking to gain experience in a safety related role.

Essential requirements
You must have an appropriate academic or vocational qualification in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research or industrial experience. Experience in laboratory management or technical support in a scientific research group, Department or industry and knowledge and experience of safety issues associated with the laboratory environment are essential. You must also have an understanding of regulations and procedures relating to health and safety and the implications of non-compliance.

While not essential, a NEBOSH certificate or equivalent qualification would be advantageous. Knowledge of the range of activities and the safety issues that arise in an academic research environment within higher education or industry is also highly desirable. Practical health and safety training will be given where required.

In addition to the above, you will need to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, including the ability to plan ahead, set priorities and work to deadlines, together with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving. You will be committed to personal and professional development and we will fully support you in achieving this and in gaining expertise in safety management and any relevant technologies and techniques as required.

Further information
This is a full-time, open-ended position and you will be based at South Kensington and White City Campus.

For informal enquiries please contact Emma Edwards, Faculty Safety Manager (Faculty of Natural Sciences) at

The College is currently trialling a Work Location Framework until early 2023. Hybrid working may be considered for this role and the role holder may be expected to work 60% or more of their time onsite, with 40% the minimum time spent onsite. The opportunity for hybrid working will be discussed at interview.

About Imperial College London
Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information
Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are:

  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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