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Department Safety Officer

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Engineering Multidisciplinary Engineering Education

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,302 to £39,609 Grade 7 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th January 2019
Closes: 18th February 2019
Job Ref: UOS021425

Salary: Grade 7 £31,302 to £39,609 per annum, with potential to progress to £43,267 through sustained exceptional contribution

Step inside the state of the art Diamond building and you’ll be inspired by what we can offer Engineering students.  It is our largest ever investment in learning and teaching facilities, with 17 specialist laboratories delivering advanced engineering skills using industrial grade equipment.   

Within the Faculty of Engineering, one of the biggest and best engineering faculties in the UK, sits Multidisciplinary Engineering Education (MEE), an innovative practical teaching group which provides students with the opportunity to realise their full potential as engineering leaders with employable skills.  

MEE’s operations in The Diamond comprise 50 academic, technical and administrative staff, serving over 5000 students.  It is across these operations that we are now seeking to appoint a dedicated Department Safety Officer.

This role requires substantial experience in a previous Health and Safety role in order to bring a high quality, comprehensive risk management service to MEE. You will work alongside the Head of Department and senior colleagues to provide expert advice and leadership on Health and Safety matters whilst promoting and monitoring the implementation of policies and arrangements across MEE, instilling a culture that embraces the requirements of legislation and regulations, and pursuit of best practice.  

You should already hold the NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or have an equivalent qualification in this field coupled with a detailed knowledge of current legislation and its implementation. The ability to influence a wide range of people to affect behavioural changes at all levels and to drive forward continuous improvement plans is also vital.  

Ensuring compliance is only one part of this innovative role; we also want to hear from you if you can demonstrate an ability to design and deliver health and safety training for staff and students. Our motto is, “Risk aware, not risk averse”, and this enables us to deliver industrially relevant practical activities to students at various levels of competence. To help us achieve this goal you will advise and support our teaching staff in educating our students in professional behaviours and to develop a deep understanding of health, safety and welfare across MEE. You will also instruct and influence students in becoming safer workers and graduates.

This is a really exciting post which offers a unique chance to contribute to the development of a positive Health and Safety culture across the whole of the Faculty of Engineering, and to develop world-leading innovative teaching solutions for engineering education.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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