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Environmental Risk Assessor

Job ID:
R-55611
Category:
Research/Development
Location:
Sharnbrook, England
Date posted:
05/30/2023
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Job Title: Environmental Risk Assessor

Location: Colworth Science Park

ABOUT UNILEVER

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Persil, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Wall’s, Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite, Magnum and Lynx. Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace”.

BACKGROUND

At Unilever we make products that people love – and that make a difference. Nutritious foods. Household care essentials. Indulgent ice creams. Refreshing teas. Luxurious shampoos. Affordable, disease-combating soaps... and many more. In fact, we make around 400 much-loved brands. Shoppers buy them in more than 190 countries. That means you’ll find at least one of our products in seven out of ten households on the planet. And we want every one of those products to make a positive impact on the lives of the people who buy them. That's why our purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace, built around the three core beliefs: brands with purpose grow; companies with purpose last and people with purpose thrive. Find out how our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (opens in a new window) is driving long-term growth while reducing our environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact.

Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life through the work that you do, creating a better business and a better world. You will work with brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us.

We want consumers to be confident that our products are safe for them and their families, and better for the environment. The scientists at Unilever’s Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC) play a key role in ensuring that our products are safe and our business is environmentally sustainable. SEAC’s world-class reputation for safety (TT21C.org opens in a new window) & sustainability science (SS21C.org opens in a new window) plays a key role in Unilever achieving its purpose, by working across the business to build safety and environmental sustainability into everything we do. We are committed to safety without animal testing and are leaders in non-animal safety science. We strongly believe that we should #UseScienceNotAnimals. (link: https://www.unilever.com/planet-and-society/safety-and-environment/ opens in a new window) (BBC StoryWorks film: https://youtu.be/9qSL9_nfQu0 opens in a new window) (link https://vimeo.com/692208512/c653eaa325)

JOB PURPOSE

We are looking to recruit an Environmental Risk Assessor within our Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC). SEAC is constantly looking to develop and apply new scientific approaches to underpin the safety assessment of chemicals (http://www.tt21c.org/home/).

The job holder will work with teams to plan and conduct environmental risk assessments and identify where knowledge may be incomplete. The job holder will look to develop novel approaches/research to support environmental risk assessment that provide new understanding and insights where traditional approaches fail or are inadequate. The role requires knowledge to integrate leading edge science across all areas of environmental safety and to recommend appropriate management measures and options arising from environmental risk assessment outcomes. The job holder will also lead projects where appropriate.

RESPONSIBILITIES

o Reviewing complex scientific (exposure and hazard) data to support risk assessments.

o To identify and lead on capability / research needs to ensure delivery of the work programme and/or the strategic direction of the discipline.

o Communicate internally and to business partners on risk assessment outcomes and provide guidance on risk management.

o Responsibility for leading designated SEAC projects as appropriate.

o Deliver transparent, well documented environmental safety prognoses and risk assessments to support SEAC project teams.

o Address industry issues and contribute to the Unilever position and responses to the external KOFs.

o Actively participate in external activities/ fora to influence scientific developments.

o Advise SEAC and Unilever of emerging ecotoxicological/ environmental issues including environmental claims.

ALL ABOUT YOU

We are looking for someone with the right attitude, mindset and competencies to perform and develop environmental risk assessments.

Skills/ Experience/ qualifications:

o At least a Masters qualification in a relevant scientific/technical discipline (e.g. chemistry, environmental science)

o Experience in relevant approaches for assessing the fate and/or effects of chemicals in the environment.

o Well-developed communication and decision-making skills.

o Strong problem-solving skills.

o Strong team player, as both a leader and a team member.

Desirable:

o Post graduate experience or a higher degree/ qualification (e.g. PhD).

o An understanding of chemical safety risk assessment.

o Practical knowledge of environmental risk assessment.

How you’ll work with us – our values:

· We COLLABORATE to build our networks to unlock creativity & deliver innovation

· We are open, honest & TRANSPARENT in our communications

· We take control over how, when & where we work to ensure we are HIGH PERFORMING

· Our personal, physical, mental & emotional WELLBEING always takes priority

· We EXPERIMENT & LEARN in a safe space to meet Unilever’s needs

· We are guided by our collective purpose & passion for PIONEERING new approaches to protect people & planet

· People come first; we are SUPPORTIVE, we embrace flexibility, jump in to help out & ask for help when we need it

· We are INCLUSIVE; every voice counts & trust, respect & kindness are part of all we do

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About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.

Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’  

What We Offer

Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, subsidised gym membership, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.

Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all. 

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. We are also more than happy to provide reasonable adjustments during our application and interview process to enable you to be present your best self. To find out more, including about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Unilever | Unilever.

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Cyber criminals advertise fake job adverts with prestigious employers as a way of stealing information or even defrauding individuals out of money. In the most sophisticated cases, they will set up fake websites, which have a similar address to companies like Unilever. They even conduct fake telephone interviews and then offer candidates a role with the proviso they pay a fee for background checks or to cover work visa costs.  These types of attacks are becoming more common as more people are looking for employment in the economic climate. 

How is Unilever tackling this?

Many of Unilever’s recruitment sites publish a warning to candidates about recruitment fraud. The Cyber Security team also proactively scan for signs of people setting up fake Unilever sites and act to close them down. 

What can I do?

If you become aware of potential recruitment fraud, spot fake Unilever recruitment adverts or fake LinkedIn profiles, report them via Una Live Chat. 

Unilever does not accept responsibility or liability for any candidates who are financially impacted by recruitment fraud. Your vigilance is key! 

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