Head of Health and Safety

The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution. The first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961, Sussex is a successful, growing University with a top-20 place in the major UK higher education league tables.  The University has a beautiful and diverse estate located in Falmer, to the east of Brighton and Hove.  It is situated in the South Downs National Park and has amongst its buildings a core heritage estate designed by Sir Basil Spence.

The University has developed a £500 million masterplan – a programme of investment to modernise and improve the campus so that we can provide the best facilities for our students, academic and professional staff, and the local community.   The masterplan provides a framework for the future development of the campus and includes projects to provide new state-of-the-art academic and research facilities; a new student village consisting of 2,500 new student rooms on campus to support the University’s growth plans; and significant investment in the preservation of Sir Basil Spence’s famous listed buildings and surrounding landscape.

The Head of Health & Safety will lead the delivery and development of the University's future strategy for health & safety. The post holder will be responsible for both the strategy and implementation of health and safety. The post holder will lead the continuing design, delivery and embedding of an effective health and safety culture within the University by working with the senior leadership team across departments. You will be expected to source expert advice and support to ensure a full strategic health and safety thinking across the organisation.

The successful candidate will possess extensive experience of providing health and safety advisory services with expert knowledge of all aspects of current legislation . You will be a corporate member of IOSH with a demonstrable track record in report writing. This role will suit professionals who enjoy operating across complex and diverse multi-site portfolios.

For a confidential discussion and/or the full job description please contact our retained advisor Michael Hewlett of The Management Recruitment Group. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 18th November 2018

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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