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Health and Safety Manager (Wellbeing)

The University of Southampton’s mission is to change the world for the better. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, it is renowned for its innovation and enterprise. It is a founding member of the Russell Group – an organisation of 24 top UK universities committed to maintaining the highest research and teaching standards.

The University of Southampton is seeking to appoint a Health and Safety Manager responsible for Wellbeing to lead on the development of a comprehensive staff wellbeing programme, across the University. You will develop policy, process, guidance and training material relevant to welfare and wellbeing to enable line managers in the support and management of work-related wellbeing risks.

In addition, you will provide joint leadership of the Staff Wellbeing working group to ensure synergy with the Student Mental Health programme along with indirectly managing a network of wellbeing champions, coordinating their wellbeing initiatives and driving the wellbeing agenda. You will lead the provision of specialist advice in respect of mental health and work-related stress, liaising closely with the Occupational Health Manager and provide clear leadership and support to the University Staff Wellbeing Working Group, to ensure it sets and delivers clear objectives in accordance with the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Strategic Plan.

You will have comprehensive knowledge of health and safety legislation especially in respect of occupational health, wellbeing, workstation and welfare management along with extensive experience of managing wellbeing within a complex organisation. In addition, you will be qualified to NEBOSH Diploma level 6 in Health & Safety or similar e.g. PG Diploma or NVQ with a degree in relevant subject such as Social Science, Health Science or Health and Safety and be a Chartered Member of Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (or equivalent) or similar e.g. IIRSM.

The higher education sector in the UK is facing unprecedented challenges and uncertainty at this time whilst also leading on efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and we are proud of the role the University of Southampton is continuing to play at the forefront of these efforts. This opportunity plays a key part in enabling the University to continue to make a global impact through its research and teaching.

What we can offer you

Based at our lively Highfield campus, you will have access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as our sports complex, Hartley Library and Staff Social Centre.  Having secured a £300m bond investment we are committed to investing in the University’s future and long-term stability.

We offer some fantastic benefits including 44 days leave per year, options for flexible working, excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and carers leave), a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers.

The University of Southampton is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for delivering world-class research and creating a community that values independent thought.

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