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Health and Safety Advisor

Health & Safety Adviser

Permanent and full time

£44,263 - £48,350 p.a.

About the vacancyWe have an exciting opportunity for two Health & Safety Advisers to join our multidisciplinary Health and Safety Team at the UWE Bristol. We provide professional advice, support and guidance across the whole of the University on a wide array of relevant legislation. One role is to work closely with our Academic Colleges and the other supporting our Student Journey Directorate Services. Candidates are welcome to apply for both roles and can note this within the application process.

In this specific role you will work as a business partner to the University’s three academic Colleges, as well as our Research, Business and Innovation Service.

The Colleges operate across all three of our major campuses and their teaching and research activities include art and engineering workshops, healthcare skills suites, laboratories and collaborative initiative working with other institutions and organisations. Staff and students also undertake a range of activities to include fieldwork and overseas travel. 

As a business partner you will be the first point of contact providing coaching, advice, support, training and audit support to the Colleges and the Research, Business and Innovation Service.  You will also work collaboratively with the rest of the Health and Safety Team as part of our day to day work. UWE Bristol is a campus-based University and it is important for our success and the delivery of an outstanding health and safety service this role is front facing and campus based.

Are you,

  • a proactive professional health & safety adviser
  • able to work and advise across a diverse range of risk topics
  • experienced at working in a large complex organisation
  • enthusiastic and able to engage and influence at all levels
  • skilled with core health & safety competencies of auditing, training, developing and implementing policy’s
  • able to demonstrate your commitment to continual development
  • holder of NEBOSH Diploma or similar and Certified (CertIOSH)
  • able to develop and deliver innovative improvements to health and safety management systems
  • someone who enjoys collaborative team working and can lead by example as a business partner
  • good at analysing and interpreting data, drafting complex reports and have excellent IT skills

Please refer to the job description for the full details of essential criteria and key competencies for the role.

All enquiring recruitment agencies will be referred to UWE Bristol’s internal recruitment processes. 

Where is this role based?

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed. However, you may be required to visit the other campus as part of your duties.

Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 38,000 students and 4,000 staff from right across the globe. Based in Bristol, one of the UK’s most exciting and forward-thinking cities, we are regionally embedded and globally connected, with an established network of employer and academic partners.

We offer a wide range of employee benefits including progressive pay rates, generous annual leave and career average pension schemes as well as retail savings, onsite nursery and opportunities for training and personal development.

Add your individuality to ours

UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community.

We are proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing community and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian or racially minoritised candidates as we are currently under-represented in this area of the organisation, however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.

As a Disability Confident employer, we welcome applications from those who identify as having a disability.

Further information

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for week beginning 22nd of July 2024

Ensure you capture in detail how you meet the job criteria within your application

This post is not available on a job share basis

For further details about the vacancies please contact Mark Scott on 0117 328 2214 or email: for an informal discussion.

The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. As we are unable to sponsor anyone requiring a visa for this role candidates must therefore be able to provide their own right to work in the UK.

Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to provide your right to work documents at your interview. Please refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.



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