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Environmental Advisor

Salary Description:
£32, 361 - £35, 104
Environmental Jobs, Environmental Consultancy Jobs, Waste Management Jobs
Health and Safety, Project Management
South East
Location Description:
21st March 2017
Start Date:
The Pirbright Institute
Job Ref:

Environmental Advisor
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
research sector
 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
Pirbright Institute.

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.

Personal behaviours:
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.

Specific requirements:
 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

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