Vacancy: Technical Safety Manager at UCL (Closed)

By 11th May 2023 May 22nd, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Technical Safety Manager

Ref Number B04-03578

Professional Expertise Laboratory Technical and Lab Support

Department UCL BEAMS (B04)

Location London

Working Pattern Full time

Salary £48,614 – £57,041

Contract Type Permanent

Working Type On site (> 80% of working time)

Available For Secondment No

Closing Date 18-May-2023


About us

UCL Department of Chemical Engineering is one of the top research and teaching departments in the UK and has world-class standing.  The department offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and has an extensive research portfolio across a wealth of areas, from the molecular scale to complex systems. It is undergoing a period of rapid growth and is the home of the EPSRC “Frontier Engineering” Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering, the Electrochemical Innovation Laboratory, and several consortia supported by the European Commission.  For more information see

The Post holder will also work with departmental colleagues at UCL’s new campus at UCL East in Stratford ensuring departmental policies and procedures are followed across all sites. UCL East is a cross-faculty hub, bringing together researchers from UCL departments of Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and from Chemistry. For more information see

About the role

The Technical Safety Manager will assist the Head of Department in the safe running of the department of chemical engineering. This will involve liaising with UCL Safety Services, keeping policies up to date, monitoring adherence to policies and providing safety guidance to staff and researchers. The post holder will work as part of a team with the Department’s Technical and Facilities team to deliver safe operations of the laboratory, offices and workshops.

About you

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have equivalent qualifications relevant to the role in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or relevant discipline and have a formal qualification in safety management.

You will have extensive experience of managing safety in an Engineering or Physical Science laboratory and ideally have worked in a research environment, providing technical expertise and research support.

You will also have an understanding of Health and Safety law and best practice in relation to laboratory, workshop and other academic facilities and activities. Experience of investigating safety incidents is required, in addition to experience of managing hazardous waste and understanding of chemical hazards.

We are looking for a candidate who is self-motivated with good communication and problem-solving skills, and is committed to a high standard of laboratory management.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

  • 41 Days holiday (including 27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
  • Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • On-Site nursery
  • On-site gym
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
  • Discounted medical insurance

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The advert will close on 18th of May at 23:59 GMT, however we may close applications early if we receive a high volume of applications. Early application submission is recommended.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce.These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here :