Health and Safety Officer

University of Leeds
February 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£30,487 - £36,024
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Health and Safety Officer

Grade 6 (£30,487 - £36,024) or Grade 7 (£37,099 - £44,263) p.a. depending on experience

A development plan (work plan) for G6 appointments will be in place and opportunity through the promotion process for progression to G7.

We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you an exceptionally driven individual with a genuine passion for Health and Safety? Have you already gained some valuable experience in the field of Health and Safety and are now seeking an exciting opportunity to collaborate within the dynamic Faculties of Engineering & Physical Sciences and Environment hub?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 75 universities in the world. We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and non-bureaucratic individual to support the delivery of the health and safety management system as a member of the diverse Wellbeing, Safety and Health Service. This post is appointed at a Service level and will support the delivery of successful health and safety management within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the Faculty of Environment.

You will be allocated your own portfolio of work activities across a range of Schools within the Faculties of Engineering & Physical Sciences and Environment, reporting to either the Senior Health and Safety Manager or Health and Safety Manager.

You will proactively engage and work collaboratively with a range of academic and professional services colleagues within and outside of the faculties.

You will be expected apply your health and safety knowledge into teaching and research activities and environments presenting complex, diverse and wide- ranging risks. These will be both on-campus (e.g. laboratories, workshops) and off-campus (e.g. overseas travel, fieldwork).

You will proactively engage and work collaboratively with a range of academic and professional services colleagues within and outside of the faculties.

The role will also support the retention and management practices for health and safety-related documentation that apply to the activities, environments and facilities.

The role has been evaluated at grade 7. To offer opportunities for development, this role is also offered as a grade 6 / 7 developmental role. Candidates who meet the person specification at grade 6 will be appointed at the lower grade with a personal development plan (PDP) / work-plan. On successful completion of the PDP / work-plan they will have the opportunity to apply for promotion to grade 7.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Mr Jon Preston, Health & Safety Manager

    Email: [email protected]


    Mr Gary Wood, Senior Health & Safety Manager

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Professional Services School/Institute: Wellbeing, Safety & Health (inc Occ Health) Category: Professional & Managerial Grade: Grade 6 to Grade 7 Salary: £30,487 to £44,263 p.a. Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Wednesday 24 January 2024 Closing Date: Monday 19 February 2024 Interview Date: Wednesday 06 March 2024 Reference: CSHSW1069 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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