Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing

University of East London

  • Permanent
  • London
  • £100—£110 per year
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Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Date posted:7th July 2023
Closing date:14th August 2023

The University of East London is a vibrant and diverse university located in Stratford and Royal Albert Dock, at the heart of the industrial and creative shift east. Our Vision 2028 is an ambitious 10-year strategy that will see the University at the forefront of careers-led education – a springboard for the jobs, innovations, and opportunities of the future. We are committed to advancing knowledge and driving innovation for positive change for people and the planet.

Following the recent appointment of our Director of People and Culture, we are seeking to appoint a senior team of ambitious, knowledgeable, change-makers to support the Director in the development and delivery of the University’s people and culture strategies.

Reporting to the Director of People and Culture, collectively this senior team will provide collaborative strategic leadership for all people services across the University. Individually they will lead their portfolio and contribute to the University strategy and develop and implement an approach that aligns people within the University to the overall corporate plan and delivery of its vision and mission.

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing team is there to support and guide our Schools and Services. Our aim is simple, to keep people safe. With 1300 staff and 44,000 students, there is always something different to consider. Sitting within the HR service, the team covers all 3 campuses and supports all 6 Schools and 19 Services. We provide advice and support to ensure that all activities are managed safely, and we manage the Occupational Health services to look after people’s health and well-being.

Working with all levels of University staff and contractors, you will be visible in both presence and support, enabling excellence in Health, Safety and Staff Wellbeing. You will help to drive a Zero Harm culture, assist the HSW Team to implement and maintain the HSW Management System and identify areas of improvement.

We are looking for exceptional individuals to lead our HR functions. Candidates will bring wide-ranging HR leadership experience and a strong track record of delivering transformation and driving performance improvement in individuals, functions and organisations. High-level interpersonal and communication skills will be essential, as will experience in building and developing high-performing teams. Candidates will also drive the implementation of HR goals through detailed project plans and the management of relevant performance indicators.

Our successful candidates will also be committed to the success of the individuals and communities we serve and will demonstrate this commitment by engaging with staff, students and the wider community as a senior leader of the University.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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