Job description Posted 25 May 2023

Role Title: EHS Advisor

Duration: 12 Months

Location: Stevenage, On Site

Rate: £27.07 per hour PAYE


Who Are We - GSK?


We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. GlaxoSmithKline plc was formed in 2000 as a result of a merger between Glaxo Wellcome plc and SmithKline Beecham plc, although our history can be traced back more than 300 years to London’s Plough Court Pharmacy in the 1700s.


Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. Our strategy is to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our three global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people. Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture:


·      Our values are Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity

·      Our expectations are Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork


As the successful candidate you’ll provide a wide range of Environment, Health and Safety services (focusing on the management of hazardous substance) to the R&D business to provide direction, coordination, and delivery relevant to business needs, support GSK’s objectives and maintain compliance with regulations. You will provide specialist technical services to the research and development groups within the region.


Role purpose / summary


·      Provide EHS services and solutions to the R&D business area and EHS programme, that meet legal and corporate requirements whilst also satisfying the evolving needs of the business

·      Develop and support on assigned EHS&S Technical areas (e.g. Chemical Agents).

·      Advise R&D on required controls to mitigate risk when working with health hazards (e.g. chemical agents) in the workplace, including LEV and as a last resort PPE/RPE.

·      Review chemical/COSHH risk assessments for handling of chemicals and pharmaceutical materials

·      Provide support to the industrial hygiene monitoring plan for the site including noise monitoring and exposure air monitoring

·      Provide support in managing the PPE and RPE programme for the site and responding to any PPE/RPE requests/queries that arise

·      Support in carrying out ad-hoc qualitative/quantitative mask fit tests where required and manage mask fit testing for the onsite Emergency Response Team

·      Build strong relationships- partnering with R&D and support functions to provide EHS&S advice and guidance on a wide range EHS&S topic area.

·      Actively deliver the GSK EHS&S programme including development and delivery of procedures and training; conducting audits and monitoring; supporting and advising on risk assessment and mitigation; reporting and communication of EHS data, trending and investigation of incidents and near misses; embedding of GSK’s Life Saving Rules and supporting other R&D initiatives

·      Support the implementation and embed and grow the EHS&S Internal Control Framework.

·      Work effectively with other key EHS professionals to deliver an efficient EHS Service to business partners, facilities, and project management staff. Influencing individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and responsibilities including scientific staff, senior managers, and outside regulatory agency personnel in EHS matters.

·      Assess and minimize a wide variety of EHS risks within a complex and diverse GSK organisation to develop and refine local management systems in line with emerging requirements.

·      Prioritize activities undertaken by this position and manage projects concurrently in a rapidly changing environment. Consult with, inform, and influence colleagues and customers in their EHS decision making within region


Key Skills/ requirements


·      A minimum of 4 years’ experience in an EHS environment, including at least 2 years’ experience in Pharmaceuticals

·      NEBOSH Certification or NVQ L3 equivalent



All profiles will be reviewed against the required skills and experience. Due to the high number of applications we will only be able to respond to successful applicants in the first instance. We thank you for your interest and the time taken to apply!


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