Director of Health and Safety Assurance

University of Nottingham


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    21 February 2022

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    University of Nottingham

Ref: GSe81117

Director of Health and Safety Assurance

Full time / Permanent

Location: Nottingham

We are looking for a senior strategic leader in health and safety to join us as a new Director of Health and Safety Assurance who can lead on the development and delivery of our health and safety strategy for the University, with a strong focus on risk analysis and management to ensure that we maintain and operate a safe and compliant environment for all staff, students, and visitors.

In this critical role you will manage our relationship with University Council and the Audit Risk Committee, as well as sit on our overseas campus health and safety committees. You will have a particularly close working relationship with our estates and facilities teams to ensure that our large campus environments are managed effectively from a health and safety perspective.

Emotionally intelligent with people-centred leadership skills and commitment to equality of opportunity for all, you will lead an established health and safety function, helping the team to continue to build upon the progress made to ensure that effective and efficient procedures are in place to identify, measure and report on health and safety related risks, driving forward a positive health and safety culture across our university community. 

Reporting to the Director of Governance and Assurance, you will bring a successful track record of health and safety leadership within higher education or in a similar large and complex environment.  We are particularly looking for experience and commitment to health and safety assurance.  

We are looking for someone who is committed to the University’s values of Inclusivity, Ambition, Openness, Fairness and Respect and has a strong desire to support us in developing a university community that values diversity and fosters cultural humility.

Our ethos is built on the premise that education and research transform lives and societies around the world. This drives a commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and learning, and to unlocking the potential of over 9,000 staff and 49,000 students across campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. The culture is ambitious, simultaneously creative and disruptive, and without boundaries.

Closing Date: Midnight Monday 21st February 2022

Further Information

For further information please contact Enfys Evans or Paul Aristides on 020 7426 3996 / /


Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
Monday 21st February

Longlist Meeting
Tuesday 1st March

Short Listing
Tuesday 15th March

Final Panel
1st April

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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