Head of Occupational Health & Safety Job in Northampton Square


Head of Occupational Health & Safety Job in Northampton Square

Reference Number: 60004158
Location: Northampton Square
School / Service: Professional Services
Department: Human Resources
Contract Duration: Permanent
Hours: Full-time
Salary Range (£): 69531 to 74787


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City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026. Founded in 1894, City is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

The Head of Occupational Health & Safety is responsible for providing strategic leadership of the Occupational Health & Safety function to foster a health and safety management culture, enable the effective control of relevant risk and promote the wellbeing of staff.


Reporting to the Director of HR, the Head will lead on all aspects of health and safety as the trusted professional advisor to the President and the Executive on statutory compliance and best practice; and will have direct oversight of the outsourced occupational health function to ensure its effective delivery.

The Head will be responsible for the development and delivery of the annual Occupational Health & Safety Plan, will monitor progress and will provide regular reports and assurance to the Executive and Council, City’s governing body. The successful candidate will employ demonstrable skills to lead, coach and motivate a small team of professional advisors; and to develop collaborative working relationships with key internal stakeholders, adhere to City’s Health & Safety policy framework and pursue continuous improvement of City’s health and safety management culture.

Person Specification

City is seeking to appoint a talented individual with demonstrable leadership experience in the proactive management of health and safety in a complex organisation, supported by Chartered Membership of IOSH (or equivalent national body).

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm 15th May 2019




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