Head of Health and Safety

University of Dundee - Safety Services

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic person to provide leadership, management, guidance and support in all aspects of health & safety management across the University.

With a University wide brief and sitting within the Human Resources and Organisational Development Directorate, this role provides a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to lead and manage a team of Health & Safety professionals and advisors to ensure the provision of a high quality, professional health & safety advisory service to ensure that the work of the University is done safely and effectively.

With responsibility for developing and maintaining health & safety management systems, the post holder will review and refresh existing policies and processes, as well as developing the safety management strategy, promoting best practice and ensuring full compliance whilst reinforcing a positive safety culture.

You will enjoy working with a high degree of autonomy and be able to act on your own initiative, developing strong relationships with Schools and Professional Services safety leads, to ensure safe systems and procedures are established and maintained. The post holder will present a regular visible presence across all University premises and will take a lead role in developing a strong, credible and robust Health and Safety culture.

Additional Information

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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