Health and Safety Officer

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7090265 (Ref.No. CSHSW1046)
Posted: December 7, 2021

Job Description

Are you a highly motivated individual, with an interest in health and safety? Do you have Health and Safety experience and are looking for a new challenge? Do you want to be part of an ambitious team in a challenging and ever changing environment? Do you have the ability to support the operational delivery of a responsive health and safety strategy for the University?  Do you have a Science or Engineering background?

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and non-bureaucratic individuals to support the delivery of the health and safety management system as a member of a diverse team of Health and Safety Professionals.  This post will initially be based within the Faculties of Engineering & Physical Sciences and Environment.

You will report to one of the Services Health and Safety Managers supporting the proactive operational management of health and safety, including compliance with legislation and the University Health and Safety Policy within the two faculties. You will initially be allocated a portfolio within these faculties, but it is expected that you will be allocated to work in other areas of the University to broaden your professional experience.  

A flexible and supportive approach will be required, combined with experience of interpreting and applying health and safety legislation in a complex environment.

The role has been evaluated at grade 7. To offer opportunities for development, this role is also offered as a grade 6/7 developmental role.  Candidates who meet the person specification at grade 6 will be appointed at the lower grade with a personal development plan (PDP). On successful completion of the PDP they will have the opportunity to apply for promotion to grade 7.

If you have any queries about the role, please contact: 

Sarah Burdall, Senior Health and Safety Manager 

Email: [email protected]  


Jon Preston, Health and Safety Manager

Email: [email protected] 

Please note that on campus working will be required in this role.

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Wellbeing, Safety & Health (inc Occ Health)
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 6 to Grade 7
Salary:  £27,924 to £40,927 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 06 December 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 January 2022
Reference:  CSHSW1046

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.