Scotland’s oldest University is seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to design, implement, communicate and evaluate its institutional approach to environmental, health and safety services.
As the Head of Environmental, Health and Safety Services (EHSS) you will lead a team of five staff with strategic responsibility for Health and Safety, Occupational Health, and Fire Safety, supporting staff and students across the whole of the University community. Reporting to the Vice-Principal (Governance), your primary objective will be to set the standards for a progressive service, and to deliver transformational change that embeds a culture of continuous improvement, meeting the needs of a wide range of customers and stakeholders.
Educated to degree level and possessing a relevant professional qualification, you will demonstrate significant management experience of leading equivalent services in large and complex organisations. Not necessarily from a higher education background, you will, however, have an understanding and empathy with the requirements of the University sector including student safety, laboratory research, chemical safety, and biosafety. You will also have extensive experience of working in complex customer-based organisations and be familiar with working with a broad range of stakeholders. A technical expert with strategic authority and interpersonal abilities you will be experienced in managing change and driving standards to the highest levels.
St Andrews is a unique and captivating place, and seven centuries of history link the University with the town. This ancient yet modern institution is proud to be welcoming and international. Highly ranked on a global scale, the University is renowned for the excellence of its teaching, research facilities and staff. With a community of over 9,000 scholars, and a physical estate combining state-of-the-art scientific facilities with historic buildings, the university presents a complex and unusual range of challenges.
To find out more about this exceptional opportunity with one of the country’s great universities, please contact our recruitment consultant Alan Walter, Dixon Walter Ltd on 0131 202 1000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dixonwalter.co.uk/opportunities/standrews
Closing date for applications is Friday 8th June with final interviews scheduled for the week commencing 9th July.
The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland (No SC013532)
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