Health and Safety Coordinator (IT Services)

Posted 9 months ago by University of Essex
Contract Type Contract
Salary £29,799 - £32,548 per annum (pro-rata)
Sector Corporate HSE
Posted 9 months ago
Apply by Sunday, 19 August 2018

IT Services, delivering outstanding IT and enabling excellence in its use, provides the supporting and enabling IT for the whole University across three campuses, from underlying network infrastructure to digital skills training for staff and students.  The IT Services vision is of a University where students and staff are actively supported in their endeavours to excel in creating, managing, communicating, and exploiting information by using information technology facilities and services that are user-centred, flexible, accessible, and resilient.

You will be part of the IT Services Administration team, which is responsible for providing wide-ranging administrative support and assistance to all IT Services staff. IT Services, a section of around 80+ staff, is organised in three main operational service groups Client Services, Corporate Information Systems and Infrastructure.  A wide range of low to high risk health and safety areas are present across the groups including engineering workshops, networks infrastructure, datacentres, staff PC deployment, media studios, on location filming, telephony, teaching rooms (audio visuals and PCs), student PC labs and offices.

Duties of the Role

Working closely with the University’s Health and Safety Advisory Service, you will support the implementation of the University’s Health and Safety Policy and standards across IT Services. This will include advising, training and supporting IT Services managers to enable them to meet their responsibilities. You will also be coordinating health and safety arrangements and assisting with monitoring of health and safety, thereby helping to provide assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of the University’s health and safety arrangements.

The role is based in Colchester but some travel to other campuses in Southend and Loughton may be required.

Skills and Qualifications required

You will be a Technical Member or Graduate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) or have an equivalent qualification/experience. With an awareness of current health and safety requirements, you will have a track record of successfully coordinating and delivering a wide range of health and safety projects (including low and high risk areas) and improvements.

With excellent communication, organisational, administrative and IT skills, you will need to demonstrate the ability to communicate health and safety effectively to a wide audience and be able to work autonomously as well as part of a team. You will also have the confidence to deal effectively and professionally with a variety of people at all levels.

This is a fixed-term post for 24 months, working 18 hours per week.

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 874588 / 873521/ 873461).

Closing date: 19 August 2018

Interviews are planned for: 13 September 2018