Head of Health and Safety Development

Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Circa £150 - £225 per day depending on experience.
17 Oct 2018
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Head of Health and Safety Development

Circa £150 - £225 per day depending on experience. 

The position is available as a salaried, fixed term, part time role for 40 days per year (spread across the year with flexibility, typically one day per week, occasionally two) or for short-term contracts with freelancers/consultants.

Cardiff University Students’ Union is looking for an experienced Health and Safety professional to help support the continued development within the organisation. The role would suit someone with either Outdoor Pursuits experience, or Event Health and Safety experience; however competent office based/construction health and safety professionals should also apply as experience is not essential.

The role will offer rewarding work covering the following diverse areas:

  • Event Health and Safety across several venues for events up to 3500.
  • Supporting the safety development of our 67 sports clubs and 200 societies.
  • Large city centre building with regular refurbishment works.
  • Occupational health related safety for 100 career staff, 300+ part time workers, across   varying departments/businesses.

We are looking to recruit someone to work closely with our internal departments to help managers develop safety within their area, as well as supporting general organisational safety policy development and understanding safety audits and accident investigations.

A bit more about us:

Cardiff University Students’ Union (CUSU) has a vision of working with every Cardiff student to enhance their university experience. As a student-led, independent part of the University, CUSU represents over 30,000 students and provides a diverse and inclusive range of activities and services that enrich student life. These include advice, training, skills development, volunteering opportunities, employment and other services that promote inclusion, friendship and personal development. CUSU supports over 200 student societies and 60 sports clubs that boast more than 10,000 members. CUSU is also the recognised voice of students at Cardiff University, joining students in campaigning about the issues important to them.  

Based in Park Place and the Heath Park Campus, CUSU employs over 100 permanent staff and 300 student staff.  CUSU’s trading subsidiary, Cardiff Union Services Limited, manages a purpose built facility in the centre of Cardiff operating cafes, shops, bars, night club and a wide range of events that help fund CUSU’s charitable activities. The organisation holds the 'Gold' standard for Investors in People, and the 'Excellent' accreditation under the National Union of Students Quality standards for Students’ Unions. CUSU aspires to have a positive impact on the wider community in Cardiff and is consistently graded the number one Students’ Union in Wales and in the top five in the UK for student satisfaction.  

For further information and to apply for the role, please visit our website

When applying for vacancies within Cardiff University Students' Union, please complete our online Equal Opportunities Form. This can be accessed on the ‘Jobs at CUSU’ page.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday 12th November 2018 at midday.

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore, we would urge candidates to submit an application as early as possible.

Cardiff University Students’ Union is a student led equal opportunities employer.