Science Health and Safety Officer

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£30,942 to £40,322
11 Dec 2020
17 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Science Health and Safety Officer

Reference: REG388020

Salary: £30,942 to £40,322 per annum

The Health and Safety Department at the University of Nottingham provides strategic and operational support to the University, including delivery of health and safety governance and assurance programmes.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the University in a newly formed role. Reporting to the Health and Safety Advisor, you will deliver expert advice and science-related health and safety support.  You will work alongside colleagues in the Health and Safety Department, supporting on science related issues, including radiation, lasers, biosafety and chemical safety. In addition, you will provide general support and advice to staff and students on a wide range of topics, with the mission of supporting a positive safety culture.

You will be a hands-on, pragmatic, people-orientated individual, with demonstrable influencing skills. You will be a team player with the ability to engage collaboratively with staff at different levels, organise your own time effectively and have a flexible approach - as the work demands can change.

You should have experience of providing science health and safety advice in a similar organisation or role or managing health and safety in a laboratory setting. You should hold a science degree or have equivalent experience. You will ideally also hold a NEBOSH certificate or be willing to undertake one.

Previous experience in a Higher Education environment is desirable but not essential.

The post is offered on a permanent contract. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week); however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may also be considered.

At the University, we aim to give you all the support you need to nurture your talent, develop and reach your professional and personal career goals in a friendly and professional environment. In addition to this, we are able to offer highly competitive salaries, a generous holiday entitlement of 30 days plus bank holidays and University closure days; a benefits package including contributory pension scheme and the opportunity to take advantage of salary sacrifice options and retailer discounts. As a University employee, you will have access to the excellent sport, leisure and childcare facilities across our campuses.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Neil Hawthorne, tel: +44 (0) 115 95 13400 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link

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Closing date: Sunday 17th January 2021.