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Assistant Health & Safety Advisor - Central H&S Services

Secretariat - Health & Safety Unit

Location:  Avery Hill Campus
Salary:  £30,487 to £36,024 plus £5269 London weighting per annum
Contract Type:  Permanent
Release Date:  Tuesday 12 September 2023
Closing Date:  Tuesday 03 October 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  4178

Working as part of Vice Chancellors Office, you will support the Health and Safety Advisor (Central HSS) in promoting and advising the University on matters of health and safety; Helping the University meet and surpass their statutory obligations for health and safety, ensuring a safe working environment and maintaining the wellbeing of staff, students, contractors and visitors in support of the University’s Corporate Strategy

This role gives an opportunity to experience a wide variety of workplace activities and environments from Facilities Management to Science and Engineering, Education and Health and Liberal Arts and Sciences. The University is an exciting, constantly developing workplace, and the ability to provide pragmatic support in such an environment is essential.

You will be part of a small team providing advice, support and information to all staff at the University, assisting the faculty and professional services H&S posts holders in ensuring we meet our statutory obligations and responsibilities under the University health & safety management arrangements

You will be expected to promote a flexible, proactive and visible approach to all Health and Safety issues and encourage a positive attitude towards Health and Safety throughout the university.

To be successful in this role you will have a broad understanding of workplace Health and Safety, including knowledge of the UK legislation and enforcement system. You will have a relevant recognised qualification, to the minimum standard of NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent. You will have good interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work both on your own initiative and collaboratively within the team.

Please contact Victoria Wood ( for informal enquiries

Should you have any employment related queries please contact the People Directorate on

Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits - what we offer | Jobs and careers | University of Greenwich and information on the university’s working principles: Working Principles and Guidelines | Documents | University of Greenwich

To apply, please visit the University of Greenwich vacancies page and complete all details, including the supporting statements (please note attached CVs and personal statements will not be seen by the recruitment panel at the application stage). Current Vacancies - Jobs at Greenwich 

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

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We are committed to building a strong, diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We particularly encourage applications from [protected characteristic(s)], who are currently under-represented within the University of Greenwich at these levels/within these areas.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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