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Departmental Safety Officer


Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum with a discretionary range up to £59,421

Closing date

Jan 08, 2024 12:00PM


Are you an experienced Health & Safety Officer who could contribute to a growing and vibrant academic department? We are seeking a full-time Departmental Safety Officer to join the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford).


A proactive approach will be required to ensure compliance with health & safety legislation across multiple sites. You will be responsible for health & safety training, advice, information, monitoring and reporting. You will implement good practice as well as keeping up to date with health and safety legislation and university policy.


You should be a member of a recognized occupational safety and health organization (e.g. MIOSH) or hold similar recognized accreditation, or equivalent relevant experience at an appropriate level in the workplace. You should be educated to NVQ level 4 or higher (e.g. HND, degree) in a relevant subject (e.g. science, engineering). You should hold or be actively working towards NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent qualification.  You must have up-to-date knowledge of health and safety legislation as well as experience of risk assessments, safety and environmental auditing, inspection programmes and training.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to


Only applications received before midday on the 8th January 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, (describing how past experience fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing the 15th January 2024


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Dr Joanna Rhodes

Contact email