Head of Health and Safety


18th September 2020

Closing Date

5th November 2020


Grade 9



Interviews Scheduled

w/c 23rd November 2020

Leeds Beckett University is ambitious about its future. There is a firm commitment to ensure the best possible outcomes for the staff, students and the campus environment. The University is seeking a Head of Health and Safety who will help implement these commitments through innovation and strong delivery.

This is an exciting time for a talented health and safety professional to join a forward-thinking organisation with a broad portfolio. Working collaboratively, the Head of Health and Safety will be expected to proactively develop effective working relationships with members of the University Executive Team, Deans of Schools, Service Directors, Trade Union Representatives and other relevant members of staff within the University.

Reporting to the Director of Estates, the Head of Health and Safety will provide strategic leadership of the centralised Health and Safety function within the University. The post holder will be the University’s senior advisor on all Health and Safety related matters and will develop, maintain and promote safe systems of work across a broad spectrum of activity within approved risk management and assurance frameworks. You will demonstrate strong leadership and influence and be adept at building inter disciplinary relationships across all stakeholder groups.

The successful candidate will be a high calibre professional with a strong technical background and a Chartered Membership of a national health and safety body. You will have the gravitas to be a trusted advisor to the corporate leadership team on statutory compliance and best practice. Your approach to health and safety management will be proactive and collaborative with demonstrable skills in leading, coaching and motivating staff ideally from within a University environment.

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post.

To find out more about this opportunity please contact Ray Williamson on 07741640280 or email ray@dixonwalter.co.uk.

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How to apply

Applications should be made via email to ray@dixonwalter.co.uk by 12 pm on Thursday, 5th November 2020 and must include on separate documents:

  • a letter of application outlining your interests in and vision for the role (no more than two pages of A4)
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV)
  • details of your current remuneration and contact details for three referees, one from your current employer (referees will not be contacted without your permission)
  • a completed Equal Opportunities form (available above)

Final Interviews will be held on week commencing 23rd November 2020.

Following receipt of your application you will receive an acknowledgement from Dixon Walter. Within this response you will be required to provide consent under the new general data protection regulations. If you fail to provide this consent your application will not be processed further.

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