Health and Safety Officer

Posted 2 months ago by Oxford Archaeology
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £30,065 to £39,447
Sector Environmental Health & Safety
Posted 2 months ago
Apply by Friday, 28 February 2020

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensures that we work on the most exciting and varied projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development. We have permanent offices in Oxford, Cambridge and Lancaster.

The position:

We would like to appoint a Health and Safety Officer to join the OA Health and Safety Team, which is currently made up of the Chief Business Officer (CBO), who is the Director with Responsibility for H and S, and four H and S Advisors.

The full requirements of the role are set out in the Job Description.

Our work is challenging and varied, often conducted on large development schemes, and gives the opportunity to be involved in exciting archaeological projects of national importance and work as part of a large team of multi-disciplinary professionals. Experience in the construction, environment or archaeology sectors would be highly advantageous. The successful candidate will report to the Chief Business Officer.

This is a full-time role based in either our Cambridge or Oxford office.

Position requirements:

  • Proven experience in a safety role, ideally in the construction, environmental or archaeology sector
  • Comprehensive understanding of health and safety legislation, guidelines and best practice
  • Ability to design and develop policy and procedures
  • Ability to inspect workplaces, record and investigate accidents and incidents and analyse and report on H and S performance
  • Excellent organisational and motivational skills
  • Ability to work co-operatively as part of OA’s Health and Safety Team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to drive.

Desirable skills:

  • Professional qualification in occupational health and safety e.g. Graduate or Chartered Member of IOSH, or a NEBOSH Certificate or Diploma
  • Understanding and experience of the H and S issues facing the commercial archaeological sector

In return, we offer an exciting range of Employee benefits:

  • Competitive salary £30,065 to £39,447 (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and IOSH (or equivalent) membership if appropriate).
  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Local government ‘defined benefit’ pension scheme (LGPS).
  • Training and opportunities for career progression.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Support with fees for membership of a relevant professional organisation

Please contact Dan Poore on 01865 980725 or at if you would like more information about the role in the meantime.

If you would like to join the team responsible for Health and Safety on some of the most exciting archaeological projects in the UK and be part of a respected and established organisation at the forefront of British archaeology please apply by completing an application form, available from: 

Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to:

Human Resources
Oxford Archaeology
Janus House
Osney Mead

Please also enclose a CV and covering letter, setting out in no more than 1000 words your understanding of the key H and S issues faced by the commercial archaeology sector, and why you think you would be suited to the role.

Closing Date: 28th February 2020

Oxford Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality (other than where work permits may be required), or ethnicity. You must meet the requirements to live and work in the UK by UK Visas and Immigration.

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