Health & Safety Adviser

Posted 20 days ago by The Open University
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Sector Education
Posted 20 days ago
Apply by Thursday, 20 February 2020

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

We are looking for Health and Safety Advisors to join our Health and Safety Team providing professional support to the Open University community.

You will help to deliver the implementation of policies across the Open University providing expert health and safety advice, promoting a positive health and safety culture and supporting exemplary practices.

You will be involved in policy development, risk assessment, inspections/audits, investigations, health and safety training and emergency drills.

Skills and experience

You will have demonstrable experience in a similar role and extensive knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety Legislation.

You will also have the full NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent and minimum Grad IOSH membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

The full summary of duties and skills required for the role can be found in the Job Description

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application please contact Jane Ball, Head of Health and Safety, email:

What you get in return

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term.  Benefits include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition. 

Closing date: 20 February at 12:00 noon

How to apply

We are piloting an automated application tracking system (ATS), which will be used more widely imminently. All applications will now be completed online and there will be no need for you to complete an additional hard-copy of the application for employment form.

Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908 655544, quoting the vacancy reference above.

To apply for this role please submit;

  • CV
  • Personal statement, no more than 2 sides of A4, providing examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job and person specification.

The above documents will need to be submitted as one attachment during the application process, please include the personal statement followed by the CV in this document.

To assure your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: reference, surname, first initial.

You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application.

Please submit an electronic application according to the above instructions by clicking on “Apply Now” below:

Apply Now

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.

If you have any questions or for detailed information about how to apply go to or telephone: 01908 655544, quoting the reference above.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.