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Deputy Director of Health and Safety

Irwin & Colton
England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
Up to £77000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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Deputy Director of Health and Safety

University of Cambridge

Cambridge | Up to £77,000 plus Excellent Benefits

Irwin and Colton are delighted to be partnering exclusively with the University of Cambridge to identify a new Deputy Director of Health and Safety. This role will lead a large team that make up the Safety team covering all specialisms across the University, communicating and enacting safety policies to all stakeholder groups whilst effectively managing day to day Health and Safety operations.

This role will play a critical role in upholding the University of Cambridge's commitment to providing a safe environment that supports academic excellence, personal development, and community engagement.

Responsibilities of the Deputy Director of Health and Safety role will include:

  • Leading the Safety Office in ensuring that the service provided by the Safety team is correctly positioned to support core activities of teaching and research.
  • Corporate Oversight of the Safety Office and it's three chief functions of strategic management, policy development, and communication.
  • Play a vital role in building and maintaining professional networks within the University and between the University and external bodies.
  • Play an important part in strategic planning, development, and governance of Health and Safety, across the University, ensuring academic activities are professionally supported.
  • Developing Safety training to be rolled out across the University.

The successful Deputy Director of Health and Safety candidate will have:

  • Experience in leading a health and safety function and team, ideally within an educational or related organisation
  • Diploma or equivalent level Health and Safety qualification
  • A combination of operational and strategic experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior experience of working with varied and demanding stakeholders, ideally within the research or academic sectors, and ability to adapt your style to meet different needs
  • Confidence in dealing with staff at all levels

For more information on this opportunity or to discuss your next career move, contact Oscar Dale on on +44(0) 1923 432 673 or apply here.

Irwin and Colton are a specialist Health and Safety recruitment company, based in the Southeast of England we recruit across the UK. We recruit all roles in the health and safety industry from Health and Safety Manager, Health, and Safety Director through to Health and Safety Advisor positions.

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Irwin and Colton is a specialist recruitment company supporting health, safety, environment and sustainability professionals in creating a safe and sustainable future for the world.  We recruit experienced HSE professionals from Advisor through to Director level, covering all industry sectors and working across the UK and internationally. 

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