About the Role
Put simply, we set the standards by which everything is measured. In doing so, the National Physical Laboratory is helping to combat issues on a global scale such as climate change, curing diseases and the development of cutting-edge communications technology. Our people are our greatest asset. They deserve to be in an environment that allows them to thrive.

From a restaurant, to break-out spaces and a library, to offices and controlled laboratory environments... our workplace is as varied as our research. No matter where our people are, when they’re on our premises they have the right to feel safe and secure.  You’ll support our team with health and safety processes and procedures, to make sure we’re compliant at all time. To ensure you’re always one step ahead, you’ll keep up-to-speed with any HSE developments (legal and regulatory), to see what impacts on us and what needs to be done. You'll also be part of the Site Emergency Response team.

Day to day responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate health and safety incident reporting and provide reporting data to stakeholders
  • Support the HSE Advisors in writing internal health and safety procedures and forms 
  • Coordinate health and safety communications 
  • Respond to internal and external stakeholders questions
  • Support development and delivery of company health and safety objectives
  • Support health and safety compliance and track progress on actions arising, to ensure that procedures and systems are being applied consistently
  • Be the dedicated health and safety point of contact for specific internal groups
  • Conduct incident investigations and audits (within your areas of responsibility) and ensure the findings are followed through to completeness
  • Support the Security function where required
  • Cover for HSES Administrator as required.
  • Be a member of the site Emergency Response team
About You
As someone who has some health and safety experience already, you’re looking to bring your expertise to challenge what we do and make improvements where you can. Any formal relevant qualifications are highly desirable, as are great communication skills (written and verbal). Beyond that, we’re looking for someone who’ll thrive in an environment like ours. At NPL we learn from each other, respect each other and work together to do better. For ourselves and for our customers. And whilst we’re always looking to stretch beyond what we know, we don’t make things more complicated when there’s no need. Together, we’re helping make the impossible, possible.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of working within health and safety environment 
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well within a team 
  • Ability to set priorities, and work independently
  • Strong organisation skills with high levels of attention to detail
  • Clear concise written and verbal communication
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal with the ability to communicate across all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to make decisions
  • NEBOSH General Certificate or NVQ Level 3
We actively recruit citizens of all backgrounds, but the nature of our work in specific departments means that nationality, residency and security requirements can be more tightly defined than others, this role will require an SC clearance. You will be asked about this throughout the recruitment process.
Please note:  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.
About Us

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is a world-leading centre of excellence that provides cutting-edge measurement science, engineering and technology to underpin prosperity and quality of life in the UK.  

NPL and DSIT have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.  

At NPL, we believe our success is a result of the diversity and talent of our people. We strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, as part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we hold memberships and accreditations to ensure we’re creating an environment where all our colleagues feel supported and welcome, please see our Diversity & Inclusion page. 

We are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefitsOurvalues are at the heart of what we do, and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.  

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.