Health and Safety Advisor x 2

University of Hull - Health and Safety Services

Faculty/Area: University Registrar and Secretary

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The University has ambitious plans for the future, integral to which is the objective of making the University a healthy and safe place to work, study and visit. The Health and Safety Service is vital to achieving this aim across the University, by challenging the University to ensure it is not only complying with legislative standards, but striving to be leading and achieving best practice.

The service offers a range of Health and Safety services across all of the University’s Faculties, Schools, Departments and Directorates; which provides a diverse range of industry groups and activities for a safety professional to work in.

There are two Health and Safety Advisor vacancies available, where you will be acting as the named Health and Safety advisor for a portfolio of Faculties and Directorates across the University. The roles will involve overseeing risk assessments, observational monitoring, Health and Safety training, advising on Off-site working and events safety, assisting employee consultation and assisting policy development.

The job description attached covers both the roles being recruited and also the other Health and Safety Advisor role in the team which leads on accident investigation, claims management, health and safety auditing and a behavioural safety program. The Job description allows that the specific allocation of responsibilities will be confirmed annually through the annual review process.

These positions report into the University’s Lead Health and Safety Advisors and ultimately the Director for Health and Safety.

As part of the Health and Safety team you may be required to be on-call on a rota basis, responding to incidents outside of core work hours. An on-call allowance will be paid for any time you are on call. 

To be successful in these roles you will have a combination of practical and theoretical experience in Health and Safety either working as an Advisor or through operational exposure. You will be a team player and a good communicator with the ability to motivate, develop and encourage the commitment of others in order to secure performance. You will also be keen to learn and develop within the role.

To discuss this role informally, please contact Jon Grainger, Interim Director of Health and Safety on 01482 465785, or by e-mail at

The University of Hull is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in every aspect of our recruitment processes.

Hull will be UK City of Culture in 2017. The University of Hull was part of the City of Culture team throughout the bidding process and remains a key player in Hull’s cultural heritage. The campus will be the venue for City of Culture events, and its alumni, students and staff will be personally involved.

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