Health and Safety Advisor (Biological)

Exeter, Devon
£35,211 up to £39,609 on Grade F
27 Mar 2019
17 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Health and Safety Advisor (Biological) (Ref. P66502)

Compliance, Governance and Risk – Health and Safety

This full time post is available immediately on a 12 month fixed term basis.

The starting salary will be from £35,211 up to £39,609 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

Summary of the role

Here at the University of Exeter the Health and Safety Team aim to support students to learn and for staff to carry out high level research in the safest and most productive way possible. Students and staff are at the heart of the safety work we do and our aim is to continually improve safety provision for everyone.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding Health & Safety Advisor to provide quality, reliable and practical support to staff and managers. You will have a significant role in leading auditing with a strong focus on supporting Colleges and Professional Service to measure their performance in safety. The University has a devolved risk management structure and this post will ensure that Colleges and Professional Services have the standards, support, training and management systems available to them to enable them to be successful in these areas. You will engage with staff at all levels, empower decision making and connect with managers to enable this.

The team are committed to providing a modern, fresh approach to health and safety management and the post holder will agree with us that “red tape burden” is not the way forward in successful safety management.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

The closing date for completed applications is 17 April 2019

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