Health & Safety Adviser - Estates


Operations and External Affairs
UAL - Various sites
Full time
Human Resources

23 October 2018 23:55

£45,603 to £54,943 per annum

The H&S Adviser – Estates is a new senior role within the UAL health and safety team reporting to the Director of H&S.  The role is pivotal in developing, implementing and monitoring the health and safety arrangements across UAL's complex and varied estate to ensure that our staff and students have safe and healthy places to work and study.

The post holder’s experience and qualifications will provide UAL with access to a trusted source of specialist expertise and advice on all aspects of health and safety, and fire safety relevant to the management and development of our estate, including the construction of new College buildings.  

The role will deputise for the Director of H&S and is expected to be able to represent the Director of H&S in their absence.  

The role is also responsible for fire safety compliance across UAL and, as well as managing the Fire Safety Adviser, the role will work closely with the College H&S Advisers to drive improvements in fire safety awareness and behaviours.

The successful applicant will need to actively develop excellent working relationships with the facilities, accommodation and retail teams as well as senior managers in the colleges.  They will need to maintain the highest standards of integrity at all times, modelling the desired H&S behaviours and act within their competence, escalating any significant issues to the Director of H&S.  

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Having just expanded our Camberwell site following building development work, we have further ambitious change programmes planned taking us into 2022 with new builds of two of our colleges; the London College of Fashion to Stratford and the London College of Communication at Elephant and Castle.

Extensive working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation, particularly the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations, Building Regulations, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Regulations and associated guidance and approved codes.  Understanding of the Equality Act and the provision of accessible accommodation and workplaces.

Knowledge of management factors relating to successful Health and Safety performance together with knowledge of the technical aspects of Construction Health and Safety practice.  Expertise in the development, implementation and audit of Health and Safety control systems.

NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent professional qualification.  Alternatively relevant experience and a commitment to achieving a relevant qualification. 

At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.

This opportunity is closed to applications.