Health & Safety Manager

Vacancy posted: Friday, 13 January 2017

Salary: 41,709 - 46,924
Location: Paisley

Closing date: 27 January 2017
Job ref. no.: 000343

Resilience and  Safety 

Paisley Campus

Health & Safety Manager                      

Req No:REQ000343

Salary Scale £41,709 - £46,924

35 Hours per week

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is one of the country’s largest modern universities, and aims to have a transformational influence on the economic, social and cultural development of the West of Scotland, and beyond. UWS has a distinctive multi campus portfolio, with campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire, London and Paisley and over 100 international partners.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the newly created Resilience and Safety Team for a progressive Health and Safety Manager.

Reporting to the Head of Resilience and Safety, there will be significant scope for you, as the Health and Safety expert, to shape Health and Safety delivery throughout the University. A positive and professional attitude coupled with excellent interpersonal skills will be vital when engaging with staff and students. As well as playing the key role in writing and delivering the Health and Safety Operational Plan, a comprehensive review of the existing Health and Safety Management System will also be undertaken. You will manage a small team of subject matter experts, and deputise for the Head of Resilience and Safety in relevant matters. Ideally you will have experience of a Health and Safety Management role within a large multi-site organisation.

You will hold a relevant degree and be a Chartered Member of IOSH.

The role will be largely based at the Paisley campus although travel to other campuses will be required.

The Resilience and Safety Team has responsibilities in a range of areas including Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Occupational Therapy, Risk Management, Insurance and Business Continuity.

If you believe you would excel as Health and Safety Manager at UWS we would love to hear from you.

Further information, including details of how to apply are available on the university website.

Closing date:             Friday 27th January 2017     

Interview date:          Tuesday 14th February 2017

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Two Ticks” employer.  

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

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Contact Name Dave Waterston
Address For an informal chat about this position, please contact Dave Waterston, Head of Resilience and Safety on 0141 848 3969 or email

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