Health and Safety Advisor

Birmingham City University - Human Resources

Location: Joseph Priestley Building

Interview Date: TBC

We are looking for an energetic and experienced Health and Safety Advisor to support the University’s Health and Safety Department. Who’s focus is on providing competent health, safety and welfare advice to all staff to ensure that effective health and safety management is embedded across the University. 

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of health and safety legislative and best practice requirements, relevant experience in successfully implementing occupational health strategies would be an advantage.
  • Experience in developing and implementing emergency planning and business continuity strategies.
  • Experience in driving forward recommendations from Audits, Inspections, Assessments, Health Surveillance and Investigation reports.
  • A solution focus with exceptional organisational skills and the ability to manage competing demands.
  • Sound knowledge of health and safety management systems such as HS(G)65 and OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001.

The successful candidate should hold:

NEBOSH Diploma or Level 6 Equivalent (Exceptional Certificate holders may be considered)

IOSH Membership at Graduate or above

BOHS Membership (Desirable)

We need someone keen to create a positive safety culture across the BCU community and who can take the lead in promoting occupational health, safety, and wellbeing throughout the University.

The University is a wonderfully diverse organisation, utilising a range of settings which present a variety of health and safety issues: Workshops; performance spaces, TV Studios; Laboratories; lecture theatres; library and office space etc. as well as some major construction sites. Our exciting campus development plans will present both opportunities and challenges, providing the Health and Safety Team with a great opportunity to make a real contribution to the development of the university environment.

We have many strengths; amongst staff and students there is a sense of common purpose and commitment to the nature of higher education we offer. We embrace a set of core values which shape the way we work with each other across the University and with our partners. We have a strong sense of civic commitment and are proud of the role we play in the cultural, economic and social life of this City and the wider region.

For more information about applying and for the job description for the post, please see the current vacancies on the BCU website:

Alternatively if you require the application in a different format please contact the Human Resources Department at or on 0121 331 6693.

Birmingham City University seeks to be a single status employer and benefits include up to 32 days annual holiday, an index linked contributory pension scheme and an employee medical scheme.

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

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