Jobs at Leeds Arts University

Health and Safety Manager




Full time (37 hours)



Closing date

Sunday 19 May 2024 at 11:59pm

Leeds Arts University is the only specialist arts university in the North of England. We have contributed significantly to the development of arts education for over 170 years, and have developed a national and international reputation based on the achievements of our students and staff.

We are seeking an exceptional health and safety, and risk management specialist who will enjoy working in a creative education environment where experimentation and innovation are championed and encouraged. You will be adaptable and enjoy engaging with colleagues and students to facilitate this, ensuring activities are carried out in a manner where they do not pose a risk to students/staff or any other persons including members of the public.

You will lead on the provision of health, safety and risk management, ensuring the University meets its obligations in relation to legislative compliance. Responsible for writing/updating policies, risk assessments, and reports, you will also carry out audits and report to/advise committees and stakeholders on health, safety and risk issues. There will be line management responsibilities for the Risk and Safety Support Officer.

With a NEBOSH Certificate and educated to degree level, you will have up to date knowledge and understanding of current legislation and of implementing & monitoring health, risk and safety compliance. Communication skills are important as this is a front facing role and you will need to build excellent working relationships internally and externally. Previous experience of working in a university environment and an understanding of creative arts are desirable.

Full details of the essential and desirable criteria for this role can be found in the job description.

Please note we do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies for this position.

Interviews will be held in person on Thursday 6 June 2024.

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please complete the Application form and Equality and Diversity form below. Please also see our Application Guidance for more information.
Please note CVs will not be accepted for this position.
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Application Pack

Leeds Arts University is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all learners and expect our staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be made on merit, and as an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. In recognition of our commitment to create a diverse team that draws from our widest talent pool, we would particularly encourage applications from groups who are currently under-represented at this level, which in this case is our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants.

We are committed to offering a flexible approach to staff with regards to their work, for which we operate home working principles to facilitate a hybrid mode of site/remote working. The primary location for work is the University campus in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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