Construction and Estates Health & Safety Adviser

University of Reading - Health & Safety Services

Are you a health & safety professional with construction experience? The University of Reading has a great opportunity for you. In this interesting role you will support the University’s capital project and maintenance work.

You will review designs, inspect across the University estate and advise on topics including supply chain management, excavation, lifting operations, pressure systems and electrical safety. The post also contributes to the H&S training and audit programmes and the general work of the Health and Safety Services team, especially in incident investigation, emergency preparedness and event safety.

Key Responsibilities

  • Advising on policies and safe systems of work for health and safety in construction and maintenance of the built estate.
  • Approving and advising on project design and handover.
  • Delivering training sessions and audits on health & safety in the University.
  • Undertaking incident investigations and supporting others.

You will have:

  • Experience of working on construction sites or in maintenance.
  • Ability to practically apply relevant health and safety good practice and legislation.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A commitment to engage positively with a wide range of stakeholders.

Informal contact details
Contact role: Health & Safety Services Director
Contact name: Jenny McGrother
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 8889
Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Health & Safety Advisor
Contact name: Jon Crabb
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7738
Contact email:

Interview Date: 12th June 2018

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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