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Senior Health and Safety Adviser (4273)

This is Fixed Term until July 2022

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK's most exciting, inspiring, ambitious and friendly higher education institutions. Our ambition is simple: to be the best modern University in the sector.

We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and students and have made a significant investment to expand our central team.

The Role:

Working within the Human Resource and Organisational Development Directorate (HR&OD) and reporting to the Head of Health and Safety you will work closely with the University's faculties and professional services staff. Through an enabling and collaborative approach, you will play a crucial role helping to create a sustainable and values driven health and safety culture at the University.

This is an amazing opportunity to join a forward thinking and dynamic Health and Safety Team to create impactful change, driving best practice forward. 

Working closely with stakeholders you will:

  • Provide strong, visible, proactive functional health and safety leadership
  • Deliver high-quality, professional and proactive support
  • Influence and empower faculties and professional services staff to shape and implement robust health and safety plans that drive performance improvements where required
  • Lead on major incidents and accident investigations and ensure that preventive actions are implemented
  • Develop policies and processes to assist and enable the University to comply and achieve improved outcomes

About You:

We are looking for an experienced Health and Safety professional; it is essential candidates for this role have a proven track-record of engaging and influencing senior management.

You will need to be:

  • A Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH)
  • Progressive and forward-thinking
  • Highly engaging and have a compelling communications style
  • Have the relevant technical knowledge gained through working in a large complex organisation
  • Ambitious and results driven
  • Ready to take ownership of complex health and safety issues and empower others to do the same
  • Work supportively in a team environment and able to effectively work independently

About Us:

In addition to working with a friendly and ambitious team, we offer a generous annual leave allowance of 35 days, plus bank holidays, and Christmas Closure, a fantastic pension scheme, cycle to work and travel schemes, and many more rewards and benefits. 

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and covering letter, detailing why you are interested in this position and how you are suitable for the role [based on the person specification and job description].

For informal enquiries about the role, contact Louise Neilson, Interim Head of Health and Safety at

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 9 (£43,434 to £50,296)
  • Closing Date:
    25 January 2022
  • Contract Type:
    fixed term
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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