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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

May 20, 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 with approximately 1200 staff and graduate students, engaged in a diverse range of activities spanning biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electronic and mechanical engineering and associated support services. 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 a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent qualification. Specific experience and expertise in a number of safety areas from among: mechanical systems, PUWER, high pressure gases and systems, DSEAR, cryogenics, radiation protection, battery systems, fire safety, nano technology, workshops is essential.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to


Only applications received before midday on the 20th May 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


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