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The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution. The first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961, Sussex is a successful, growing University with a top-20 place in the major UK higher education league tables.  The University has a beautiful and diverse estate located in Falmer, to the east of Brighton and Hove.  It is situated in the South Downs National Park and has amongst its buildings a core heritage estate designed by Sir Basil Spence.

The Head of Health & Safety is the professional institutional lead for all aspects of health and safety relevant to the core business of the University. The post holder will be accountable for developing and ensuring the successful delivery of the overarching health and safety strategy and the effective and timely implementation of an effective health and safety management structure. This includes developing, delivering and embedding an institution-wide health and safety culture and ensuring there are robust procedures in place for effective audit and monitoring. 

The post holder will have a wide ranging background across all elements of an organisation/institution and must be proactive in advising  senior leadership teams and others on all aspects of health and safety, and ensure the University is compliant with all  relevant legislation, policies and guidance. The successful candidate will hold a recognised H&S qualification such as a NEBOSH diploma and possess extensive knowledge and proven experience of auditing, risk management, emergency planning and compliance with statutory obligations. 

This is an ideal post for health and safety practitioners who are strategic thinkers and take a pragmatic, solution based approach.

The University offers a compelling employer proposition including a positive approach to flexible working, significant investment in staff wellbeing and development, a very generous pension scheme and annual leave allowance, and access to campus facilities.  There is also relocation support available for individuals seeking to relocate to the region to take up the position.

The candidate pack can be viewed at

For a confidential discussion please contact our advisor Michael Hewlett on 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 25th April 2021.

The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 


The Management Recruitment Group, formed in 2007, focuses on senior appointments in the Built Environment.

Our team, currently over forty strong, work in specialist business units covering a broad range of activities from Facilities & Estates Management to Bids, Design, Construction, Property and Infrastructure.

When you work with MRG you will deal with an expert, someone who speaks your language and will grow with you as your business grows or help you when you need to move to develop your career.

Our Board has an average of over twenty five years’ experience in recruitment in Construction and Property, our Managers average over twelve years’ in their specialist fields and our Consultants average over ten years.

Welcome to The Management Recruitment Group, senior level recruitment by senior level recruiters.  Find out more at

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