EDS Programme Manager

University of Oxford


The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department is an essential function within Human Resources, delivering a range of services to all areas of the University in support of health, safety, and occupational health.

The EveryDaySafe (EDS) programme consists of a series of integrated projects to improve the safety management system and the safety culture across the University.

The programme will be delivered over three years, and this role is critical to the initial two years of planning and proposal- development.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

•         An excellent contributory pension scheme

•         38 days annual leave

•         A comprehensive range of childcare services

•         Family leave schemes

•         Cycle loan scheme

•         Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

The University also runs an enormous amount of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.

Hybrid working is available with the working pattern to be to discussed at interview.

About the Role

You will take responsibility for overseeing the development and delivery of a number of key projects and outcomes that will support the EDS programme.

You will work closely with the Director of Occupational Safety and Health, and deliver a series of change proposals for consideration by the University’s Safety Executive Group (SEG), and ensuring detailed consultation is undertaken with all stakeholders across the University.

You will also develop and maintain a series of risk registers that set out the project risks and their mitigations, and provide with regular reporting for the various senior leadership teams.

About You 

Whilst you are not expected to be a health and safety specialist, experience of project delivery and organisational change is essential.

Extensive experience of managing change and overseeing senior stakeholder consultations is also important, ideally within a large complex environment.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to influence across all levels of seniority.

You should also ideally have a recognised qualification in project or programme management such as PRINCE2, Agile or MSP.

Application Process

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 27 March. Please upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Interviews will take place on 3 April, and will be face to face.

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