Career opportunity: Senior Hazard Assessor sought
Vacancy at Cefas' Lowestoft laboratory for a Senior
Cefas is an internationally prestigious scientific research and
consulting centre. We are an executive agency of Defra providing
aquatic environmental scientific evidence and regulatory advice to
inform UK government policy. The vacancy lies in the Offshore Risk
and Response team which is part of the Marine Environmental
Management group.The team contributes to the operation of the
Offshore Chemical Notification Scheme (OCNS) both in the UK and
internationally, providing permitting advice and other services in
this regard. It works with a number of customers within the
regulatory field and more broadly with industry.
The purpose of the Senior Hazard Assessor role is to provide
technical leadership, supervision and mentoring to other chemical
hazard assessors in the team. The jobholder will lead on continual
improvements to processes, skills and IT systems used in the
registration of chemical products used in the oil and gas industry
(Offshore Chemical Notification Scheme, OCNS). He/she would
be expected to liaise with the regulators, industry and other
stakeholders, and also work as part of a team providing permitting
advice for chemical use (Petroleum Operations Notices, PON).
The jobholder will function as a member of a team of scientists
engaged in the assessment of the hazardous properties of chemicals
used by the offshore oil and gas industry. As part of this role,
he/she will be expected to carrying out hazard assessments, as well
as mentor and develop other hazard assessors in the team, assuring
accuracy and consistency of the assessments made.
The post involves active discussion with the chemical supply
industry to ensure that sufficient quality assured data is provided
to enable a full hazard assessment of their products in accordance
with agreed protocols. Relevant data is stored within a
confidential database, and it is required that the job holder will
exploit the full potential of this resource, initiating the
development of higher level queries and report functions. This will
maximise the value of customer reports including annual returns,
for which the job holder will have chief responsibility.
In addition to the hazard assessment work, the jobholder is
expected to contribute to the assessment of risks involved in the
use of chemicals off-shore, in particular in providing permitting
advice (PON), and to the wider work of Cefas in this field.
Qualifications and experience
Academic qualifications required for direct entry to this
position at Cefas Pay Band 5 is a degree in a relevant scientific
subject or equivalent plus relevant work experience. This
requirement can be waived for internal candidates who are able to
demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge and experience.
Part-time working and job share applicants are also welcome.
We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our
workforce. We guarantee an interview to any candidate who has
declared a disability provided they meet the minimum essential
criteria for the post.
Salary range: £24,036 to £29,300 pa.
In addition there is the opportunity for all staff to earn a
performance-related bonus. The salary is paid monthly by
credit transfer. If you are already an established civil servant
you can obtain further information from your Personnel Division
about rules which may provide a more favourable starting salary
than is allowed for under the previous paragraph.
Contact: Denise Neeve
Telephone: 01502 527788 / Email: email@example.com
To apply go to www.cefas.jobs/openings