Health and Safety Adviser

University of Essex - HR Section

Health and Safety

Join us and play your part in creating a transformational living and learning experience for our students. We are offering you the opportunity to join our team of health and safety and fire safety professionals who are committed to supporting the University’s core aims of excellence in research and excellence in education. Your role will be important in ensuring high standards of health and safety are maintained for the University’s staff, students and visitors.

Duties of the Role

Reporting directly to the Head of Health and Safety, you will be responsible for providing general health and safety advice, training, support and monitoring across a wide range of risk areas. This will include the role of Lead Adviser for the University’s subsidiary company, University of Essex Campus Services, whose services include catering, accommodation, a day nursery, a sports centre and a hotel.

You will also be responsible for developing and maintaining health and safety standards and the content of online training packages, performing health and safety audits and running and assisting with campaigns to positively promote health and safety.

Skills and qualifications required

We are looking for a Chartered member of IOSH, who holds a degree, diploma or NVQ/SVQ level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety. You will have significant experience of advising on health and safety with a broad risk profile and you will be proactive and self- motivated, with excellent interpersonal skills.

You will also need to demonstrate a flexible approach and the ability to communicate health and safety in a simple and understandable way that takes account of the audience. Strong training and presentation skills, along with the ability to analyse problems are essential.

We are committed to providing an excellent work environment for all members of the University community. This post will offer you a fantastic opportunity to build and develop your career at an outstanding University.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Our website contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588 / 873521 / 873461.

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