Director of Health and Safety

City of Edinburgh (GB)
06 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Edinburgh
Appointment of Director of Health and Safety

The University of Edinburgh is a world-leading centre of academic excellence committed to making a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world. Amongst the top 25 universities in the QS World Rankings, and in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, the University provides a world-class education for over 35,000 students across five campuses.

The Director will be responsible for formulating and implementing policies and strategies concerning all matters of occupational health, safety and welfare throughout the University community, in line with the Institution’s strategic goals and objectives. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, the appointee will lead a team of around 26 staff FTE.

Strong candidates will bring a track record of successful management of health and safety in an organisation of significant complexity and scale and combine excellent technical ability with leadership and people skills. With appropriate qualifications and membership of IOSH, they will be able to demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of the rapidly evolving occupational safety and health legislation, as well as legislation in key related areas. They will also need to be able to provide proactive, positive and visible leadership to a team and develop constructive relationships across the University to successfully ensure its health, safety and welfare.

The University of Edinburgh will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm, Perrett Laver, who will help to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assist in their assessment against the requirements for this role. 

To apply, or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit quoting reference 3445. 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 8th March 2018. 

The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.