Head of Health and Safety

Posted 5 months ago by The Open University
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £66,534 to £79,808
Sector Corporate HSE
Posted 5 months ago
Apply by Monday, 3 June 2019

The Open University (OU) is the largest university in the UK by student population and is the only university to operate in all four nations of the UK.

We are looking for a highly motivated, influential and organised individual to lead the Health and Safety Team.

As Head of Health and Safety, you will provide clear direction that will promote effective service delivery and continuous improvement to ensure that the University operates within legislative boundaries and to support the achievement of the University’s strategic objectives.

This is a role requiring outstanding leadership skills to present the health and safety business case and to promote a positive health and safety culture through vision, relationship building, influencing and presence.

You will have demonstrable experience of leading and developing the health and safety function of a diverse organisation.

You will have the full NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent and chartered membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within Job Description here.

Closing date: 3 June 2019 by 12 noon

Interview date: 1 July 2019

How to apply

Please submit an application form along with your CV and a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4, detailing how you meet the person specification, to the Resourcing Hub on the email link below.

For detailed information and how to apply go to, or email, quoting the reference number above.

Please note: If you have not heard from us within a week of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions.