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Technical Services Health and Safety Coordinator

Manchester Metropolitan University - Technical Services

Location: Manchester
Salary: £33,966 to £38,205 Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2023
Closes: 8th January 2024
Job Ref: eArcu-7043

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Technical Services team at Manchester Metropolitan University as a Health and Safety Coordinator. 

Technical Services are a large and diverse team of highly skilled technicians who ensure the optimal functioning of specialist spaces and specialist equipment to deliver an exceptional student experience. We work in laboratories, workshops, studios, resource centres and digital facilities; our technical professionals play a key role supporting, guiding, and advising students across our university in all discipline areas from sciences, art, design and technology, through to sports, ceramics, nursing and physiotherapy. You can find about more about the role of the Technical Services teams at Manchester Met here in this video https://www.mmu.ac.uk/about-us/professional-services/academic-services/technical-services

The Role: 

In this new role, the role holder will provide a range of health and safety direction and support across Technical Services. They will work with Technical Services teams and customers to embed a positive, compliant and responsive health & safety culture. They will devise and lead a range of activities including annual continuous improvement plans, audits and inspections. The role spans all University specialist teaching and research specialist spaces and so will be varied and interesting.

 About you: 

The post holder will enjoy working with a range of different people and will be effective at supporting others to build and develop their own health and safety knowledge.

To succeed in this role, you will: 

  • Have achieved a NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Be able to explain complex health and safety concepts and risk assessment techniques in ways that can be understood and appreciated by a variety of stakeholders (sometimes with very limited health & safety knowledge)
  • Possess experience of assessing and minimising risk
  • Possess experience of translating legislation or policy into easy to understand and follow systems of work.
  • Possess experience of acting as a health & safety professional

Working at Manchester Met: 

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work, and you will be part of a great team. We are ambitious for our staff; we recognise the key contribution our colleagues make. Our staff are one of our four strategic priorities. 

In addition to a great working environment, you will have access to the University facilities including sport, library and wide range of benefits including health and wellbeing support. 

We offer a competitive salary alongside an industry beating pension scheme. We also offer generous holiday packages, which includes 35 days per year holiday with Christmas closure and bank holidays. 

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and covering letter via our application portal. 

If you have further questions about the role itself and the benefits on offer, please contact Dr Ian Tidmarsh, Deputy Director of Technical Services, i.tidmarsh@mmu.ac.uk 

Interviews for this position will be held in person at Manchester Metropolitan University week commencing 22nd January.  

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