Health and Safety Advisor

Posted 12 months ago by University of Essex
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £33,199 - £39,609 per annum
Sector Corporate HSE, Risk management
Posted 12 months ago
Apply by Monday, 1 April 2019

Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing / Human Resources

Join us and play your part in creating a transformational living and learning experience for our students.  We are offering you the opportunity to become part of our Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing team. Our team of health and safety, fire safety and occupational health professionals are committed to supporting the University’s core aims of excellence in research and excellence through the Enabling Environments strand of our People Supporting Strategy 2019-2025. You will be working with us to promote and support a positive, proactive health and safety culture that delivers high standards of health and safety for the University community.


Duties of the Role

Reporting directly to the Head of Health and Safety, you will be responsible for providing general health and safety advice, training, support and monitoring across a wide range of risk areas. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining health and safety standards and the content of online training packages.

Responsibilities will also include performing health and safety audits, inspections and investigations, undertaking risk assessments and leading or participating in working groups for the delivery of specific health and safety projects.


Skills and qualifications required

We are looking for a Chartered member of IOSH, who has significant experience of advising on health and safety in a large organisation with a broad risk profile. You will have excellent knowledge of current health and safety legislation, along with experience of writing policies, standards and risk assessments.

You will be proactive and self- motivated, with excellent interpersonal skills and a good level of IT literacy. You will also need to demonstrate a positive and approachable manner and the ability to communicate health and safety in a simple and understandable way that takes account of the audience.

We are committed to providing an excellent work environment for all members of the University community. This post will offer you a fantastic opportunity to build and develop your career at an outstanding University.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please visit our website ( for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).

Closing date: 1 April 2019

Interviews are planned for:  2 May 2019

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum