Kickstart - Kickstart: Health & Safety Assistant (School of Physical Sciences)

Job details
Posting date: 28 October 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 10 December 2021
Location: Liverpool, L693BX
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000349586

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University of Liverpool

Changed job title as per Sandra's request - 9/11/21

Job Purpose: -
To assist the Health & Safety Officer with maintaining H&S policy, and processes in the School of Physical Sciences.

To work collaboratively as a member of the H&S team in the School of Physical Sciences to improve and maintain the H&S standards within the department

The successful candidate will develop a high level of Health & Safety knowledge in a scientific environment and will have the opportunity to complete other H&S training whilst in post.

Working hours Mon – Fri (09:30-15:30) with 1hour unpaid lunch.

Key Responsibilities: -
To assist the departmental safety officer with periodic departmental hazard and safety inspections, developing the H&S assistants’ skills to identify workplace hazards and the control measures to be put n place to mitigate the identified hazards.

To assist with the scheduling and monitoring of H&S inspections by collating completed inspection reports and reviewing actions required.

To assist with implementing H&S processes by creating and updating H&S training modules, participating in accident and incident investigations to ensure the timely production of corrective and preventative actions, attending minutes and minute taking and general filing and scanning of documentation.

To assist with HASMAP compliance by compiling inventories of health and safety documents such as risk assessment; reviewing and updating employee training records; updating of H&S notice boards and where required safety signage.

To assist with testing of fire alarms and monitoring and replenishment of First Aid provisions.

Using Microsoft office products to collaborate with colleagues, complete reports and access relevant documentation to complete duties of the role.

The individual will be part of the wider school team but will work closing with the Health & Safety Officer.

The successful candidate will develop skills / experience with the following:
The candidate will develop a high level of Health & Safety knowledge in a scientific environment and will have the opportunity to complete other H&S training.

In addition to the above, all University of Liverpool Kickstart staff are required to:
Adhere to all University policies and procedures, completing all obligatory training and induction modules, including Equality & Diversity and Health & Safety.

Respect confidentiality: all confidential information should be kept in confidence and not released to unauthorised persons

The Kickstart Employee will be required to attend and Employability Induction (Half day) and complete the Employability Programme as a part of their role. This will be an equivalent of 1 hour per week for the duration of their placement.

Embody and uphold the University’s Vision and Values.

You will need to have previous Lab-based experience (Essential)

Education, Qualifications and Training
You will also need to have a science related degree and/or previous lab working knowledge (Essential), be computer literate in Microsoft office products (Essential) and have additional H&S qualifications or training (preferred)

Skills, General and Special Knowledge
Knowledge and experience of working with hazardous chemicals (COSHH) (Essential)
Excellent communication skills is essential.

Personal Attributes and Circumstances
You will need to have a keen interest in Health & Safety culture and environment. (Essential) and be able to lone work / work from home (Essential)

This role will require a mixture hybrid working and therefore the candidate should be able to attend the University of Liverpool Campus either by car or public transport. Access to university bike sheds are also available. (Essential)

This role is based on campus and therefore all employees are required to adhere to University Covid-19 guidelines and regulations including regular testing

Mon - Fri (09:30-15:30) with 1 hour unpaid break


Self-Awareness and Personal Development: Understanding my skills, Understanding my values, Developing confidence, Growth Mind-set, Overcoming obstacles to work
Professional Development: setting goals for my placement, reflective-log, Accessing training and develop opportunities, Entrepreneurial thinking
Career Planning: future thinking, self-reflection for career success, exploring your options
Recruitment Ready: CV review, video interview (Shortlist me) practice, Evidencing your skills, Finding jobs.
This will consist of:
4 Hour induction on campus: Co-delivered with CSD
6 X 45mins Synchronous delivery run in a cycle throughout the project (1monthly, delivered by a mixture of C&E including Enterprise, KSM, EO and Digital Coaches) All these will be skills sessions that are suitable for all as to not need to create multiple sessions dependant on audience
20 Hours’ worth of portfolio tasks, synchronous learning and TEAMS Discussions.
Personal Development Programme: -
Both during their Kickstart placement and for the following 3 months’ post Kickstart placement, the Kickstart Employee’s will form part of a Kickstart Community via a TEAMS space. This will form a community space where employees can discuss their experience with each other, complete group tasks, contact the Kickstart Project Manager regarding any employability related questions or support and access information and links regarding vacancies, development opportunities, and up and coming events. The Employability Portfolio will also ensure the Kickstart intern sets personal and professional goals throughout the placement which they will reflect on and record throughout their experience, including reflective logs, skills audit and evidencing your skills activities where they will create competency-based examples of their developed skills gained throughout their placement.

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