4271-E – Health & Safety Advisor

University of Greenwich


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Secretariat – Health & Safety Unit
Location:  Avery Hill Campus

£37,099 to £42,978
plus £5269 London weighting per annum
Contract Type: 
Release Date:  Tuesday 07 November 2023
Closing Date:  Tuesday 21 November 2023
Interview Date: 

To be confirmed
Reference:  4271-E

Working as part of Vice Chancellors Office, you will support the Associate Director of Health and Safety Services (HSS) in advising the University on matters of health and safety; helping the University meet and surpass their statutory obligations, ensuring a safe working environment and maintaining the wellbeing of staff, students, contractors and visitors in support of the University’s Corporate Strategy. 

Based at our Avery Hill campus and working across all of our sites, the successful candidate will be part of a small but high performing team providing competent health and safety advice, support and information to all staff, ensuring successful implementation of the University health & safety management arrangements. 

You will also line manage the Assistant Health and Safety Advisor, collaboratively reviewing codes of practice, conducting audits, investigating significant incidents, providing training to staff to enable them to complete their tasks, and maintaining associated records.

You will be expected to promote a flexible, proactive and visible approach to all Health and Safety issues and encourage a positive attitude towards Health and Safety throughout the university. 

This role gives an opportunity to experience a wide variety of workplace activities and environments from Facilities Management to Science and Engineering, Education and Health, Liberal Arts and Sciences. The University is an exciting, constantly developing workplace, and the ability to provide pragmatic support in such an environment is essential.

To be successful in this role you will have a broad understanding of workplace Health and Safety, including knowledge of the UK legislation and enforcement system. You will have a relevant recognised qualification, to the minimum standard of NEBOSH Diploma / NVQ Level 5 or equivalent post graduate Health & Safety qualification. 

Please contact Victoria Wood ([email protected] ) for informal enquiries

Should you have any employment related queries please contact the People Directorate on [email protected]

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We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

We are committed to building a strong, diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We particularly encourage applications from [protected characteristic(s)], who are currently under-represented within the University of Greenwich at these levels/within these areas.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge /Mentally Healthy Universities , we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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