Safety & Business Continuity Manager

£40,322 - £49,553 per annum
21 Dec 2020
31 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Job

Interview date: 08 February 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Safety & Business Continuity Manager to join the Estates & Campus Services department at the University of Northampton. This new post will build on the existence of a solid health and safety management system to develop the University's Health & Safety strategy whilst also leading our business continuity and business recovery preparedness.

The Safety & Business Continuity Manager leads a small team of safety professionals and supports the Director of Estates & Campus Services in providing a proactive, dynamic, and professionally led service, assisting University stakeholders with fulfillment of their health, safety and business continuity responsibilities.

About You 

The successful candidate will have significant demonstrable experience of health & safety and business continuity management in higher education or another multi disciplinary organisation.

The post holder will be a member of IOSH and BCI, preferably at chartered and MBCI level and will have the ability to influence others and negotiate an agreeable outcome by written and verbal communication.

You will also have excellent leadership skills and be able to delegate appropriately whilst being able to meet tight and demanding deadlines. The post holder will also be required to adapt to technological advances in the workplace.



NEBOSH Diploma and Business Continuity Management Diploma or equivalent in both disciplines.


Qualifications in related disciplines e.g. fire safety, auditing, ergonomics.

ISO22301 implementation, auditor qualification or relevant experience. 


Estates & Campus Services and its network of staff and contracts, support the University strategy through the provision, management, maintenance and development of a first class estate, enhancing the student experience and creating an environment that builds our internal and external communities .

The department includes the following teams: Capital Development & Estates Infrastructure, Safety & Business Continuity, Environment & Sustainability, Security & Community Safety, Catering & Commercial and Facilities Services which includes Building Services, External Services, Facilities Management and Front of House.

About Us

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.

Right to Work 

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

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