EHS Advisor, Open to flexible working
- Contract Type
GlaxoSmithKline is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to support our mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.
The main responsibility of the role of the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Advisor is to provide advice on all aspects of environment, health, safety, and also provide the liaison with off-site health, safety and environmental specialists when required. This will involve working as a member of a cross-functional team to support primary manufacture processes and contributing to the resolution of EHS issues including the development of corrective and preventative actions.
- Work with all business areas on site to drive and continually improve EHS performance, engaging with people from all areas of site
- Participate in process safety activities and provide EHS guidance during project activities
- Assist in the preparation, planning and delivery of EHS training and awareness
- Support the investigation of accidents and incidents and the development of corrective and preventive actions to prevent reoccurrence
- Assist with the closure of EHS related actions
- Ensure management is kept advised on the latest legislative and corporate requirements with regards to EHS
- Support the EHS Director, EHS Manager and other EHS team members
- Support the EHS Director in devising strategic opportunities to improve EHS performance at the site
- Work with other agencies in and outside GSK on EHS issues (e.g. Health and Safety Executive, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Local Authority etc)
- Contribute to the site audit programme to monitor compliance with EHS standards
- Record and analyse EHS statistics to enable the data to be used to monitor performance and as a basis for improvement
- Support the site to ensure legal compliance with aligned legislation
Closing Date for Applications: 6th May 2021 (COB)
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We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
- Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area
- NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
- NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety or equivalent
- Experience of process safety and COMAH as applied to the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industry would be advantageous
- Can demonstrate problem solving ability
- Experience of Health & Safety or Environmental Management Systems e.g. knowledge of HSG65, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 or OHSAS 18001
- Effective communication skills - both verbal and written
- Ability to work effectively with and influence others at all levels
- Able to operate as part of a team with positive interpersonal skills.
Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.
These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
- Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
- Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
- Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
- Sustaining energy and well-being.
- Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
- Budgeting and cost-consciousness.
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When you set out on your adventure at GSK, we make a deal. You commit to living GSK's values and expectations and performing against our Innovation, Performance and Trust priorities. And in return, GSK commits to providing the right environment for you to thrive. Put simply, it's about you being motivated to do your best work, in a place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.
Together we build an environment where we can all thrive and focus on what matters most to each of us. It is only through the energy, dedication, drive and passion of all of us that we can be the very best for GSK, and importantly, for our patients and consumers.
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We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.
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