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Departmental Safety Manager

Applications are invited for the post of Departmental Safety Manager based at the Department of Engineering's main site in Trumpington Street.

Reporting to the Head of Building and Estates, you will act as the Departmental Safety Officer and provide advice and guidance on matters of health and safety, collaborating with senior academic staff, research and technical staff and students to find practical solutions to complex health and safety issues.

You will be responsible for directly line managing the Departmental Safety Coordinator, for overseeing the work of the Laser Safety Officer, the Biological Safety Officer and the Radiation Safety Officer and for coordinating circa 30 Local Safety Coordinators across six sites.

You will be educated to degree level in a relevant STEM discipline and hold a NEBOSH qualification in health and safety. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills with comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of risk management, health & safety technology, occupational health matters and safety law. Excellent organisational and management skills are also essential requirements for the role together with experience of training development and delivery. Experience of working in the higher education sector and implementing health and safety requirements within a research or scientific environment would be advantageous.

Appointment to this post is for three years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28 February 2018. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (, 01223 332615).

Please quote reference NM14686 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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