Health and Safety Co-ordinator

Job title Health and Safety Co-ordinator

Department Faculty of Science

Salary Starting from £26,715, rising to £32,817 per annum

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3567

Placed on Monday 07 June 2021

Closing date Monday 21 June 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC8344

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We have an exciting opportunity in the South Sciences technical team for a candidate with a passion for scientific health and safety.  Working across the Department of Biology & Biochemistry and Department of Chemistry, your key focus will be promoting a positive health and safety culture and good practice in our bespoke teaching, research and communal facilities.  In this wide ranging and interesting role, you will support a wide range of stakeholders, giving measured and logical guidance on health and safety matters and providing practical solutions.  

About the role

As a hands-on and available Health and Safety Coordinator, working closely with the Technical Supervisors and Technical Manager. In addition, you will be one of the key points of contact for staff and students. You will produce and provide tailored health and safety inductions to staff, students and visitors, carry out inspections of our wide-ranging facilities and ensure incident reporting processes are communicated and followed up on. Ensuring our Risk Assessment procedures are communicated and followed is also a crucial part of this role.

About you

You will be experienced in providing health safety support.  With a comprehensive knowledge of health and safety legislation, focusing on scientific laboratories, you will also have:

  • A NEBOSH National Certificate in Health and Safety (or equivalent).
  • A degree in a relevant Scientific subject or equivalent experience
  • A proactive and hands on approach to promoting a positive and transparent safety culture, especially among those using chemical and biological materials.
  • The ability to encourage others to demonstrate good health and safety practice and compliance to relevant health and safety standards.

A diplomatic approach is essential, where communicating effectively and engaging with stakeholders are key to the success of this post.

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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For further information about the role please contact Dr Marianne Harkins, Technical Manager (, however, please ensure that all applications are submitted via the University website, along with a copy of your current CV.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.