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Head of Health and Safety Apprentice

University of the Arts London
London (Greater)
£50,961 to £61,398 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2024

The opportunity

Are you an aspiring Health and Safety Leader? At University of the Arts London (UAL), we're offering more than just a job. As our Head of Health and Safety, you'll drive positive change across our 6 UAL colleges, manage a skilled team, and be supported in your leadership journey through our innovative Senior Leader apprenticeship programme.

UAL is a world-renowned institution for arts, design, fashion, communication, and the performing arts. We have partnered with Loughborough Business School to offer a unique opportunity for an ambitious Head of Health and Safety to join us as a Senior Leader Apprentice, where you will learn the skills needed to excel in the role, while earning a competitive salary and having access to UAL networks, expertise, and staff benefits.

This role is a great opportunity for a technically skilled Health and Safety Professional to make a meaningful impact across the multiple UAL sites. In this role you will:

  • Partner with senior leaders to shape our Health and Safety strategy and ensure its effective implementation across the University.
  • Lead a dedicated H&S Advisory team of 5, fostering professional growth and maintaining high standards through regular support and development.
  • Drive a culture of safety awareness and excellence by supporting management teams and advising on best practices to prioritise Health and Safety within our objectives.
  • Stay ahead of UK Health and Safety legislation, identifying opportunities for improvement to support our operations while effectively managing risks across all areas.
  • Monitor and improve Health and Safety performance through rigorous investigation of incidents, facilitating operational improvement plans, and ensuring continuous development of safety protocols.

This role is an apprenticeship, so as part of the job, we will also support you to study and complete a postgraduate diploma in Strategic Leadership. Developed with the Universities Health and Safety Association (USHA) this is a tailored learning programme designed to address the sector-specific needs of H&S professionals. It is delivered in a flexible, blended format to allow you to study in a way that works for you and comes with an Academic Mentor and Skills Coach to offer both academic and work-based learning support.

If you’d like to find out more before you apply, then we would encourage you to attend the Head of Health and Safety (Senior Leader Apprenticeship) Info Session we’re running Online, on Wednesday 15th May from 13:00 – 14:00 BST.

About you

You will be a Health and Safety professional, with a NEBOSH diploma or equivalent qualification, but we ask that you do not hold any recent MBA or MSc in Leadership.

Please read the full eligibility criteria which can be found on the FAQs of our apprenticeship’s careers site.

To apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: 23:55, 20th May 2024.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Zele Akhilele, Resourcing Adviser via email at

UAL welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

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