Health and Safety Advisor

Manchester, United Kingdom
£25,000 - £33,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)
02 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Location : Alderley Park
Closing Date : 04/11/2018
Salary : Salary within the range of £25,000 - £33,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute Administration
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Permanent

  • Job Ref: MI/18/63
  • Duration: Permanent

About the role:

We are currently looking for a Health and Safety Advisor within the Operations department. The aim of this post is to deliver effective and responsive advice and guidance to staff at all levels within the Institute on a wide range of health and safety issues. The post holder will work closely with the Institute’s Health and Safety Manger and safety colleagues in the University of Manchester to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and University policy.

As the Health and Safety Advisor you will be communicating daily with staff at all levels within the Institute, trouble-shooting problems and providing pragmatic solutions. Also, there is an opportunity to develop the Institute’s safety management system in response to legislative or other changes.

About you:

You should have a degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent relevant experience) and experience in dealing with health and safety issues on a day-to-day basis. You will have good interpersonal skills, multi-tasking and organisational skills coupled with the ability to solve problems by providing pragmatic solutions.

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK MI Paterson Building) in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

Our aim is to understand the fundamental basis of cancer and apply that knowledge to developing new treatment strategies for cancer patients. Our advanced research programmes span a spectrum of cancer research, from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to drug discovery, translational research and clinical trials.

The Institute has access to outstanding laboratory facilities and exceptional core services, including next generation sequencing, microarrays, confocal microscopy, bioinformatics, histology and mass-spectrometry.

Additional Information:

On the 26th April 2017 The Paterson Building, which housed most of the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Manchester Institute, caught fire resulting in significant damage. We are striving to rebuild our world-class research facilities and we would like to make you aware that in the meantime, the primary place of work for this position will be at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park, which has excellent facilities to carry out research. We anticipate that this will be for a few years, after which we will return to our original site in Withington, Manchester, next to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (Wilmslow Road, M20 4BX).

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As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

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Tel: 0161 850 2004

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Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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