Directorate Risk and Assurance
Department Health, Safety and Biosafety (HSBS)
Accountability, responsibility and duties:
Implement an environmental management system in conformity with the
requirements of the EcoCampus award scheme and ISO 14001:2015
Help to achieve the EcoCampus Silver, Gold and Platinum awards and ISO 14001
accreditation within our 4 year plan
Monitor compliance with all applicable environment legislation
Manage site preparedness and response to environmental incidents such as spills.
Lead investigations into environmental incidents
Coordinate waste management processes for site
Provide training on environment management systems, processes and procedures
Carry out site audits
Convene the energy and environment committee.
Promote sustainability within the institute and be a beacon of best practice in the
Develop excellent collaboration and coordination with colleagues in various
This job description is only an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of
the role. The jobholder will carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required by his/her
line manager. The job description and personal specification may be reviewed on an ongoing
basis in accordance with the changing needs of the Human Resources department and The
All employees shall actively participate in the Institute-wide quality assurance system in
conjunction with the Institute’s Quality Manager. Employees are also expected to safeguard
their own health and safety and security by following policies and all employees are
responsible for the Health and Safety and security of staff under their management.
Organisation position and purpose:
The Environment Advisor is a critical role within The Pirbright Institute, reporting to the Director
of Risk & Assurance, being an integral part of the Risk & Assurance team that covers other
elements including biosafety, quality, business continuity and health & safety.
The role encompasses oversight of compliance with a range of environmental legislation,
building a robust environment management system in conformity to recognised standards,
waste management, contributing to development projects, providing training, carrying out
audits, and promoting sustainability.
We are looking for someone who holds good time management and decision making skills.
Someone who is emotionally intelligent and is reliable under pressure, as well as being an
engaging and influential individual.
Holds a degree or equivalent education in an environmental or similar subject.
Knowledge of UK environmental law
Experience in waste management practice, especially clinical waste
Experience of attaining and/or maintaining accreditation to the EcoCampus award
scheme, ISO 14001:2015 or both.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially with managers,
accreditation bodies and regulatory authorities.
Demonstrable commitment to sustainability
Evidence of good networking and influencing skills
Associate membership, or above, of a relevant professional body such as IEMA.
Knowledge of BREEAM
Experience of working in a research, science or similar industry.
Knowledge or health and safety and/or quality management.
What we offer:
Generous Group Personal Pension Scheme and life cover (subject to age and
25 days annual leave per annum, pro rata, plus 10.5 public and privilege days
Pirbright gym with subsidised membership
Pirbright social club
Pirbright Lifestyle Hub (employee discount site)
Cycle to work
Subsidised staff restaurant
Childcare vouchers and a subsidised childcare allowance
Free onsite parking