Head of Health and Safety

Leicestershire (GB)
12 May 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Join De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester as our Head of Health & Safety. DMU is an ambitious, globally minded and culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good. It strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment that champions difference and celebrates success. Awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the University is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that was named the first-ever University of the Year for Social Inclusion by The Times Good University Guide. DMU is home to more than 25,000 students and 2,700 staff.

The department

The People and Organisational Development (POD) Directorate supports DMU in attracting, developing and retaining staff, facilitating high standards of organisational performance and providing support to colleagues to ensure a quality student experience. We offer learning and development, support for recruitment and retention, strategic change projects, employment policies, staff reward and recognition programmes and staff health and safety.


The role

As the Head of Health and Safety, you will manage and lead the team in providing high quality health and safety advice across the university. Develop health and safety management systems and policies to ensure compliance with regulations and further best practice in the field of health and safety. In your new role, you will create a continuous improvement culture across the university. Hold responsibility for driving safety programmes across specific areas of focus and ensure the education and training of staff in health and safety practices. Driving greater collaboration between faculties, directorates and the Health and Safety Team is also a vital part of this role.


The person

To be successful, you will have been a Senior Health and Safety Specialist with significant experience of motivating, managing and developing a team in a large organisation. You will have the ability to deliver a high-quality service that proactively develops stakeholder relationships to ensure ownership of health and safety across the business, as well as having the ability to communicate effectively to all staff and students at all levels. Have a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent and substantial experience of health and safety in a large organisation.



You will benefit from access to the Local Government Pension scheme; 23 days annual leave plus concessionary days and Bank Holidays; career progression; employee perks that include up to 8.5 per cent off grocery shopping at Sainsbury's, Tesco, ASDA, Waitrose and M&S or at least up to 10% off package holidays through travel club; NUS discount card; free and confidential access to the Employee Assistance confidential Helpline who provide support on a range of lifestyle issues; discounted gym membership; free library memberships and the cycle to work scheme.


What's next?

Do you see yourself in this role? We want to hear from you! Please visit the DMU careers site to submit an application!


Equality & Diversity

De Montfort University is committed to providing a working and learning environment that enriches lives, supports individuals to reach their full potential, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As an educator and shaper of society, the university aims to role model positive behaviours both within the university and to reflect the diversity of the wider community. As such we welcome applications from all potential candidates.

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