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Head of Explosives Safety

Employer
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£48,039 to £70,000 per annum
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

Job Details

School/Department: Cranfield Defence and Security
Based at: Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £48,039 to £57,797 per annum, with potential progression up to £70,000 per annum
Apply by: 29/02/2024

Role Description

About the Role

The primary objective of this role is to provide versatile support and leadership for the implementation and management of the explosive licensing activities and the legislative compliance and safe conduct of explosives activities within the Centre for Defence Chemistry (CfDC) laboratories and wider CDS requirements. This crucial role entails actively managing the oversight of safe operating procedures for staff, students and contractors engaged in research and teaching related to explosives in accordance with legislation and safe practice as well as maintenance and upkeep of explosive facilities. 

About You

You will hold a PhD in safety / chemistry / engineering and a teaching qualification (PGCert in Academic Practice or equivalent and/or Membership of Higher Education Academy) or willingness to undertake FHEA.  Experience of strategic planning, financial management and setting the strategic direction of a technical area is essential.  You will have practical experience in an explosives, HazMat or chemicals laboratory and experience of delivering explosive demonstrations to enhance theoretical problems. 

Membership of relevant professional bodies for example NEBOSH is desirable. 

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we are a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. Find out more here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply                                   

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Tracey Temple, Professor of Environmental Science and Risk Management, at t.temple@cranfield.ac.uk

Company

Cranfield is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on the aerospace, agrifood, defence and security, environmental technology, leadership and management, manufacturing and transport systems sectors, we have changed the way society thinks, works and learns.

We generate and transform knowledge, translating it to the benefit of society. Our partners, from micro SMEs to the largest blue-chip multinationals, from governments across the world to NGOs and charities, tell us this is what they value about Cranfield.

Innovation is part of Cranfield’s ‘corporate DNA’, evolved over 60 years of commitment to this agenda.

Our work informs policy for governments and produces new technologies and products for the world of commerce. We draw on this pool of research and consultancy to provide our students with a distinctive ‘real-world’ learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and transfer their new knowledge to the global economy. This has always been the ‘Cranfield way’ but it has never been more important than in today’s world.

People are key to our competitive advantage and so we need to attract, develop and retain the best talent for our business. We aim to create a culture where you can flourish and succeed and, in turn, contribute towards Cranfield’s success.

Company info
Telephone
+(44)01234 750111
Location
CRANFIELD
CRANFIELD
BEDFORDSHIRE
MK43 0AL
United Kingdom

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