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Health and Safety Officer

Health, Safety and Security
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
38,183 - 46,924 a year
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Role Description

The University of York is one of the top ten universities in the UK for teaching and research – and is first in the UK and seventh in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) world rankings of universities less than 50 years old. We are seeking to recruit an exceptional Health and Safety professional to join the Health, Safety and Security Department (HSSD).  In joining the HSSD, you will be committed to ensuring the highest level of compliance is achieved and maintained, and that quality systems and process are in place to monitor, assess and continually improve the overall resilience and arrangements for the safety of our staff, students and visitors. 

A member of the elite Russell Group of universities, we are a dynamic, research-intensive university committed to the development of life-saving discoveries and new technologies to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join the University; the HSSD are further developing safety systems and processes.  You will be part of this team of committed professionals who pride themselves on being customer focused and believe that excellent safety and service delivery is about efficiency, quality systems, measurement of compliance and overall, user and customer engagement. 

This role is a key post within the HSSD, as a professional and experienced health and safety professional you will ensure that University’s community of over 18,500 staff and students plus the many thousands of visitors are safe.  You will contribute to and maintain a safe and healthy environment, arrangements, operational capability and processes across two large campuses and outlying premises, consisting of an estate of 700 hectares, and 220 plus buildings of diverse and often innovative design.  You will assist in providing a safe and compliant environment, supporting the University's objectives of ensuring world class teaching, learning and research and contributing to the economy and society at large. 

Salary will be within the range: £38,183 - £46,924 a year on grade 7 of the University’s salary scales.  The post is full-time, 37 hours per week (with occasional weekend working as appropriate).



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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.