Health & Safety Adviser

University of Nottingham - Safety and Radiation Protection Office

Location: University Park
Salary: £38,833 to £47,722 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and over 8,000 staff and is described by The Times Good University Guide 2016 as ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’. It is ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities by the QS World University Rankings. The University of Nottingham is an inspiring place to study and work.

You will be an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will join the existing H&S team. Reporting to the Director of H&S you will lead on delivering expert H&S advice and strategic direction in relation to estates, facilities, equipment, engineering and construction. In addition, you will provide general health & safety support and advice to staff and students on a wide range of topics, with the mission of supporting a positive safety culture.

You will be a hands-on, pragmatic, people-orientated individual, with demonstrable influencing skills. You will be a team player with the ability to engage collaboratively with staff at different levels, organise your own time effectively and have a flexible approach as the work demands can change. 

You should hold the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, an equivalent qualification or have the relevant experience. You should have significant experience in a similar or related roles in engineering, facilities or construction industries. Previous experience in a Higher Education environment is desirable but not essential. 

This is a permanent full-time post (36.25 hours per week), however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered for this post.

At the University, we aim to give you all the support you need to nurture your talent, develop and reach your professional and personal career goals in a friendly and professional environment. In addition to this, we are able to offer highly competitive salaries and benefits packages including a generous holiday allowance and pension scheme. As a University employee, you will have access to the excellent sport, leisure and childcare facilities across our campuses. To find out more about the benefits of working at the University, please download our information for candidates guide.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Neil Hawthorne, tel: 0115 951 3400 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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