Assistant Director of Health and Safety

The Management Recruitment Group
Lancaster, Lancashire
£53,348 - £60,022 plus excellent benefits
Closing date
30 Oct 2021
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Lancaster University is an internationally highly ranked leader in the provision of inspiring teaching, research and engagement.  The University has been one of the top universities in the UK for over a decade and is consistently placed in the top ten of UK league tables.   This, together with being awarded the coveted 2018 University of the Year and Best Campus University honours by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, cements its place as a leading global university (with campuses in Ghana and Germany as many international partnerships).

The University is seeking to make the key appointment to the post of Assistant Director of Health and Safety. The postholder will be responsible for ensuring that the university has an appropriate and effective pan-institutional health and safety framework to facilitate the attainment of the University’s strategic goals.  This will include specialist advice and leadership, on the status of the University’s compliance with statutory, regulatory and best practice health and safety compliance. Key aspects of the role include the development and implementation of Health & Safety Strategy, maintenance and continuous improvement of Health & Safety polices and processes, leadership and management of the Health & Safety team, all to drive a best practice culture for health, safety and wellbeing throughout the University for students, staff and the wider University community.

We are seeking an industry-leading candidate with significant experience in a health and safety leadership role across a large, complex organisation with a broad range of core activities.  With a background and professional qualification in the health and safety industry, you will possess a proven track record of delivering health and safety management initiatives that drive organisational change and performance improvement.   

With excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, the appointed candidate will possess the proven ability to operate successfully with a multitude of internal colleagues and external stakeholders.  

The candidate brochure can be viewed upon request.

To learn more please contact our retained search advisor David Craven at The Management Recruitment Group.

Closing date for applications is 24th October 2021.  Final interviews will be held on 19th November 2021.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups. Lancaster University is a Disability Confident Committed employer.


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.

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