Health and Safety Administrator and Officer


The role

This role will support the Health Safety and Environment Manager/HR Manager in a team of two who work closely with the HR Officer to effectively manage these essential risk core functions.

This role represents an expansion of a department formed in January 2021 as part of Singer Instruments’ overall growth.

Passion, great administration, and an eye for detail are the foundations of what you will do. You will support all aspects of health safety and the environment in all areas of the business, ensuring that our organisation meets the necessary legislative obligations and driving the continuous improvement of health and safety throughout our business. 

You will assist in auditing, audit preparation and coaching of all teams, managers, and leaders to drive continuous improvement.

Your Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Promoting a positive health and safety culture throughout Singer Instruments
  • Developing health and safety management systems
  • Coordinating and conducting audits
  • Supporting and developing the health & safety strategy
  • Supporting accident/incident investigations and driving robust resolutions
  • Supporting other areas of the business as required, in particular, administrative support to HR for holidays and work peaks

The Team

You will do this as a member of the Health Safety and Environment team, but will work with all areas of the business, including the senior leadership, to ensure best practice. Our Headquarters encompass a Sales & Finance office, an Electro-Mechanical Assembly area, a CNC Workshop, a Q&A Bio-Laboratory and a Stores area among others. Our Lab in Minehead is focused on R&D and a research Bio-Laboratory.

How do you fit in?

The work you do will help scientists in laboratories in over 50 countries accelerate their research efforts on global challenges such as cures for cancer and solutions for renewable energies while keeping all contributors and stakeholders safe and well.

Salary

£18.000 – £25.000 DoE

Benefits

  • Training
  • Profit Share
  • Staff ownership
  • Pension
  • Healthcare scheme

Holiday

Up to 31 days per year.

Zero-notice time off for surf and sun.

Holiday bonus
on length of service.

Location

The Lab, Minehead,
Somerset, UK

Type

Full-time (flexible hours)


Why should I apply?

Desirable but we would like also hear from individuals with a desire to obtain some of these qualifications as part of their personal development.

  • Excellent IT, written and verbal communication skills to promote excellence in Health and Safety to all staff at all levels
  • The ability to organise and prioritise workload 
  • A flexible approach to working hours and a Continuous Professional Development mindset
  • Some understanding of a manufacturing site including some of:
  • COSHH
  • RIDDOR
  • Manual Handling
  • Fire
  • IPC
  • DSE
  • Legionella
  • Facilities management and maintenance schedules
  • Tools and machinery
  • Waste management 
  • IOSH
    • Environment for Business
    • Fire Safety Awareness
    • Leading Safely
    • Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing
    • Managing Safely
    • Managing Sustainably
    • Working Safely
  • NEBOSH General Certificate
  • NVQ 3/4 Occupational Health and Safety

Requirements

Bonus Skills

  • Excellent IT, written and verbal communication skills to promote excellence in Health and Safety to all staff at all levels
  • The ability to organise and prioritise workload 
  • A flexible approach to working hours and a Continuous Professional Development mindset
  • Some understanding of a manufacturing site including some of:
    • COSHH
    • RIDDOR
    • Manual Handling
    • Fire
    • IPC
    • DSE
    • Legionella
    • Facilities management and maintenance schedules
    • Tools and machinery
    • Waste management
  • Project management
  • Experience of working with senior management
  • Familiarity of working in a multi-faceted site including CNC Workshops, Electro-Mechanical Assembly and DSE
  • Experience of creating, maintaining and reaching externally audited management standards such as ISO
  • Appreciation of Machinery Directives and Harmonised Standards
  • Understanding of best practice for Laboratories with a biology focus
  • Expertise in leading and coordinating multi-disciplined teams and their leadership
  • Proficiency in implementing and supporting 5s and associated information systems
  • BBQ Skills!!!

More reasons to apply

  • Location 🚵🏼‍♂️ means your hike/bike/surf/kitesurf is part of your daily life
  • World-class culture 🙌🏼 eNPS 63
  • Holiday 🗽 23 days per year + 8 bank holidays
  • Holiday bonus ⛱ on length of service up to an additional 5 days per year
  • Surf’s-up 🏄‍♀️ no-notice holiday for surf or weather-related activities
  • Healthcare scheme 🚑 through WPA for all permanent employees
  • Mental healthcare support 🧘🏽‍♀️ for all permanent employees
  • Flexible working 🤹🏽‍♂️ Blended approach to office and WFH
  • Employee referrals 💰 £1,000 per referral hired from your network
  • Profit Share for Nerds 📈 bonus scheme
  • Equity for Nerds share options scheme


Application deadline: Friday 19th August 12pm 2022


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

‘We encourage applications from all individuals and respect and appreciate differences and unique ways of thinking. We are flexible and can adapt both our application and assessments by discussing your individual needs first.’


A bit about us…

Singer Instruments, headquartered in Somerset on the edge of Exmoor, develop laboratory automation to accelerate research for scientists who want to make the world a better place. The company supports a global customer base, across a spectrum of interests such as healthcare, antibiotics, biofuels, renewable fabrics, and plant-based alternatives to meat.

As an employee-owned company, Singer puts its people first. Singer Instruments are very proud to have won the Somerset Business Awards Employer of the Year. By supporting our teams and investing in our people, we get the best results for our customers.


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