Health & Safety Adviser
Supporting the University’s four academic Faculties and our Research, Business and Innovation team.
Create a positive H&S culture in a diverse and complex risk-based environment
With over 30,000 students and 3,800 staff, UWE Bristol is one of the largest providers of higher education in the South West. We operate across three major campuses – which have a range of teaching and research facilities including a number of art and engineering workshops, healthcare skills suites, laboratories and lecture theatres. Staff and students also undertake a range of fieldwork and overseas travel. Good health and safety advice and support is in high demand.
Joining our busy Health and Safety team, you’ll work as a business partner to the University’s four academic faculties, as well as our Research, Business and Innovation Service. It’s an opportunity to nurture and champion a positive health and safety culture by engaging and influencing at all levels. Coaching, training, advising, auditing and collaboration will all be part of your day-to-day work.
You’ll also work with H&S colleagues on developing and supporting the implementation of the university health and safety management system. Good IT skills will be essential: you can expect to analyse and interpret data, draft complex reports and deliver briefings to others.
Extensive experience of delivering health and safety in a large and complex organisation is essential, but it’s your energy and enthusiasm that will make the real difference. A well-rounded professional, you’ll be NEBOSH-qualified and a member of IOSH, but you’ll also be an exceptional communicator, both in person and in writing. You’ll have a customer-focused, pragmatic and proactive approach to health and safety, and will be highly organised with the ability to work to tight deadlines.
In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:
• A generous holiday allowance of 27 days
• Up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
• Flexible working
• Excellent defined benefit pension schemes
• Access to employee assistance programme
• Ongoing learning and development opportunities
• Family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
• Onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
• Savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
• Option to participate in the cycle to work scheme
We particularly encourage applications from BAME as we are currently under represented in these areas - although all appointments will be made on merit.
Closing date: Wednesday 30th June at 11.59pm.
UWE is committed to equality and values diversity; to work for an employer that aspires to achieve excellence through inclusion, please visit: uwe.ac.uk/jobs using reference R02497