Head of Health and Safety Services

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Durham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Jun 2023

Working arrangements: Permanent, Nominal 35 hours per week, Hybrid working (minimum of two days per week onsite, subject to business demands)

The Role and Department

As Head of Health and Safety Service you will provide leadership, management, guidance and support in all areas of health and safety management across the University.

You will oversee the corporate strategy, objectives, arrangements and infrastructure for managing health and safety, as well as monitoring the levels of compliance and implementation, while keeping the University Executive Committee and other senior leaders informed of any issues.

You will have responsibility for developing and maintaining health and safety management systems, reviewing and refreshing existing policies and processes, as well as developing the safety management strategy, promoting best practice and ensuring full compliance while reinforcing a positive safety culture.

The Head of Health and Safety Service forms part of the Health and Safety and Business Resilience Team, within the Accommodation and Commercial Services Department in the Estates and Facilities Directorate.

You will report directly to the Director of Health, Safety and Business Resilience and will be responsible for six direct reports:

Five Health and Safety Business Partners (Grade 8) and one Health and Safety Compliance Manager (Grade 7).

The Estates and Facilities Directorate provides essential services to Durham University and is responsible for managing, maintaining and developing the infrastructure and building fabric of the various campuses. More information on the services provided by the Estates and Facilities Directorate can be found on the internal SharePoint Hub .

Further information about the role and the responsibilities is at the bottom of this job description.

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