Job title: QHSE Manager
Location: Scale Space, 58 Wood Lane, London W12 7RZ
Hours: 40 hours per week
Are you motivated by a passion for fostering a culture of safety and excellence in the workplace? If so, this is your chance to play an integral role within a scale-up environment where your QHSE expertise will be valued.
As the QHSE Manager, you will manage the integration and maintenance of quality, health, and safety standards, as well as putting a framework in place to minimise the impact our working practices has on the environment. You will be working for a company whose mission is to improve human and environmental health, by removing PFAS from water.
You will ensure team members feel comfortable voicing concerns and feel empowered to halt work they perceive as unsafe. The ultimate goal is to ensure everyone's safety, with the priority being that every team member goes home unharmed at the end of each day.
You will inspire and empower your team to facilitate the achievement of company goals, fostering an environment where development and individual contribution are key to our collective success.
Apply now and be a part of shaping a culture that values safety and excellence.
What you’ll be doing...
Continue the development and maintenance a strong health and safety culture company-wide, ensuring all staff understand the importance of safety protocols.
Ensure full compliance with regulations, maintain the highest safety standards, and drive continuous improvement in all health, safety, and environmental aspects of our company
Implement and oversee the Quality and Environmental standards and processes.
Regularly review and update quality and environmental documentation, ensuring processes remain effective and meet compliance requirements.
Conduct detailed audits of our health and safety protocols, and systems. Your goal is to ensure compliance, effective implementation, and continuous improvement across these critical areas.
Offer technical expertise to the laboratory manager, and guide and support them to cultivate an environment where the team is encouraged to take ownership of their roles, fostering continuous improvement and a focus on both personal and operational excellence
What you’ll need to be successful...
We're looking for a candidate with experience in health and safety management, in a laboratory environment with a focus on chemistry or related fields. A strong understanding of lab-specific risks will be required. Additionally, qualifications like NEBOSH are highly valued.
To be successful in this role leadership experience is essential. You will enjoy bringing people together and fostering a culture where quality, safety, and taking care of the environment are top priorities.
You will also be approachable and collaborative, fostering a no-blame culture that encourages learning from incidents and near misses.
We're seeking someone who has practical experience in implementing or managing QMS and EMS systems in a laboratory setting. Experience with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards would be a distinct advantage.
We are an energetic, customer-driven advanced materials science company focused on designing, developing, and manufacturing smart-engineered adsorbents to capture and retain PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) from water across the Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Municipal market sectors.
Based in London – UK, Puraffinity was founded in 2015 and since then has become a leading organization in tackling PFAS, commonly known as The Forever Chemicals, due to its resistance and high mobility.
Our Vision is to provide 1 billion people with PFAS safe water by 2030, and our Mission is to protect environmental and human health by engineering precision materials to capture chemicals in water.
Puraffinity embraces diversity and fosters a collaborative and teamworking environment, and we dedicate 100% of our time to create a purposeful and sustainable environmental impact.
Our Core Values: Collaboration & team first, Adaptability, Take initiative and Empathy
We offer great benefits: Vitality Private Health and Dental Care
Enhanced pension employer contribution scheme (up to 7.5%)
Unlimited coaching with MoreHappi and mental health coaching and support by Spill
We offer shares in Puraffinity for all employees, which means you get recognised and rewarded for your work
We care about your learning and development and to support this we have a generous training budget for personal development (up to £2,000 per year)
A work life balance is important – we offer 25 days annual leave (in addition to the 8 bank holidays) and a hybrid working approach
We have a very strong diversity and inclusion focus, and in line with this, we have equalised our parental leave and pay for all
Life at Puraffinity
Join us and work a with highly qualified, innovative team backed by world-leading research;
- We are a diverse, hungry and reality-facing start-up offering huge potential for learning and progression;
- You can deliver an immediate impact and help to meaningfully improve water quality globally;
- Office located at Scale Space White City, in West London.
Diversity & Inclusion Values
Puraffinity places Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of what we do. We foster a welcoming and respectful work environment where every voice, perspective and idea is heard leading to more innovative and creative solutions. We understand that D&I is a journey and we are striving to learn and constantly improve our policies and practices.
When diversity thrives, we all thrive.
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