Environmental Health & Safety Manager – Part Time Position

Fusion Antibodies is a Contract Research Organisation (CRO) that provides a range of service in the area of antibody engineering for the development of antibodies for both therapeutic drug and diagnostic applications. Focusing on antibody generation, development, production, characterisation and optimisation, these services include antigen expression, antibody production, purification and sequencing, antibody humanisation using the Company’s proprietary
CDRx™ platform and the production of antibody generating stable cell lines to provide material for use in clinical trials. Since 2012, the Company has successfully sequenced over 250 antibodies and successfully completed over 215 humanisation projects for its clients with 8 out of the first 33 humanisation projects Headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the Company was established in 2001 as a spin out from Queen’s University. It was initially a drug development business but revised its operations to focus on CRO work in 2011. The company has over 55 employees and was listed on AIM in December 2017. The company has ambitious plans to grow with a strategy based on the expansion of its client base as well as the addition of new service offerings. This strategy uses the Company’s proven technology and expertise and targets expansion both in the UK market and internationally. Key new service offerings being developed include antibody affinity maturation and a Mammalian Antibody Library Discovery Platform which represent key future
growth drivers.

Fusion is at a key value inflection point in the Company’s evolution with a key focus on expanding/driving current commercial performance and accessing additional value generating opportunities as well as launch preparations for the new service offerings. Fusion operates in a highly competitive and fast evolving market and in light of this we are looking for a highly motivated Health and Safety Manager to assist the Senior Leadership Team.

Brief Position Summary:

Reporting to the Production Director the role of the Environmental Health & Safety Manager will be to ensure the Fusion Antibodies are compliant with all current applicable environmental and health and safety legislation. The candidate is expected to be knowledgeable in a wide range of areas including COSHH, risk assessments, fire safety, and employee wellbeing including mental health.

Primary Position Responsibilities/Tasks

Roles and Responsibilities:
• In collaboration with other EHS personnel, facilitate and coordinate. environmental/safety meetings and activities within area of responsibility.
• Support the ISO 9001 management system.
• Compile EHS documentation, Health & Safety Plans, Risk Assessments, and communicate to workers.
• Conduct and support regular site audits and carry out inspections to ensure safe operating procedures are adhered to.
• Liaise with approved subcontractors to coordinate assessments and activities as required.
• Prepare and deliver EHS training courses, including training assessments.
• Liaise with the Senior Management Team to ensure transfer of best practices are shared between functions and departments.
• Provide EHS advice and direct relevant personnel as required.
• Complete and support risk assessment process across a range of areas and topics.
• Carry out thorough accident, incident investigations to identify root cause analysis studies.
• Supervise and manage safety and environmental documentation to support the Company’s integrated safety management system.
• To provide EHS advice to the Company on all work carried out and equipment installed so that equipment it is safe, effective and in compliance with the appropriate industry standards.
• Draft and prepare reports as per Company and legislative requirements.

Job Specification

Essential Criteria
• Relevant third level qualification in health and safety such as masters, BSc or recognized health and safety qualification(s) such as NEBOSH National diploma or equivalent.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience of operating and developing EHS management systems within a manufacturing environment.
• Excellent literacy, numeric and IT skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and digital technology.

Desirable Criteria
• Knowledge of COSHH in the biotechnology setting including implementation of recommendations made by risk assessments.
• Up to date knowledge on Biosafety legislation
• Experience in the proactive management of staff wellbeing including mental health risk
assessment processes.

To Apply

If you wish to be considered for this role, please do apply to jobs@fusionantibodies.com by sending a CV and covering note detailing how you meet the criteria by 6 December 2021.

Fusion Antibodies