Director of Health and Safety

Location Nottingham
Sector: Health and Safety, Facilities Management and Property, Corporate and Professional Services, Public Sector and Education
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Competitive
Contact name: Emily Flynn

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Job ref: EF1602_1653312672
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

Director of Health and Safety
University of Nottingham
Nottingham | £Competitive Salary Plus Excellent Benefits

At the University of Nottingham, we are seeking to identify a new Director of Health and Safety. With over 49,000 students and 9000 staff, the University has an extremely diverse estate ranging from engineering and research & development facilities, through to student accommodation, and agricultural environments. As a result, this role will focus on engaging with a wide range of stakeholders to establish and maintain a programme of continual improvement in the management of Health and Safety across the organisation.

This exciting opportunity will ensure a safe and compliant environment for all staff, students, and visitors. It is essential candidates are committed to the University's values of Inclusivity, Ambition, Openness, Fairness and Respect and shares the desire to support a university community that values diversity and fosters cultural humility.

Responsibilities for the Director of Health and Safety will include:

  • Creating and delivering risk management and assurance programs to ensure an accurate understanding of the risk profile

  • Leading and developing the current Health and Safety function to ensure that effective and efficient procedures are in place to identify, measure and report on health and safety related risks

  • Leadership of the function, reporting to internal Boards and Committees to ensure the communication of risk and assurance in addition to engaging external stakeholders

  • Elevating the health and safety management culture across the university so that it becomes a key component of the overall University culture

The successful Director of Health and Safety will have:

  • Experience in leading a health and safety function and team for a large and complex organisation. Exposure to a research or R&D environment would be beneficial.

  • A degree or equivalent and ideally Chartered membership of a relevant industry body (i.e. CMIOSH)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience influencing and engaging with a wide range of senior stakeholders

  • A strong understanding of the Health and Safety regulatory framework

The University of Nottingham recognise the importance of achieving a positive work life balance and offer a blended approach for working at home and on-site. The nature of this role will require a minimum of three days on-site to provide visible leadership and management of the Health & Safety service for the university community.

This role is offered on a full-time permanent basis. Applications are welcomed by Thursday 9th June 2022.

The University of Nottingham and Irwin and Colton are focused on embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. As part of this, we encourage a diverse population and therefore encourage applicants from all communities, particularly those from under-represented groups.

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