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Health & Safety Assistant

Corporate Service

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £29,176 to £33,797 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent, working 37 Hours Per Week (1.0fte)
Release Date:  Monday 14 December 2020
Closing Date:   Friday 15 January 2021
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  CS20-01I

Please note: this job is only available to current employees of the University

This vacancy is only available to existing employees of Staffordshire University and agency workers currently assigned to this University through an employment agency.

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke into the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019 we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

We are seeking a dedicated and ambitious individual able play a key role in supporting the work of our Corporate Services team. The post holder will be responsible for providing high-quality support to ensure that University business is carried out safely and effectively, demonstrating compliance with statutory legislation with the ability to provide accurate advice and recommendations to all staff. 

Working closely with the Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing to create, facilitate and deliver training to achieve continuous improvement in Health and Safety awareness and performance, undertaking assessments and investigations where required. The post holder will also provide administrative support to the Head of Change Project Management and Head of Equality and Diversity to ensure the performance of responsibilities in these areas of operation is maintained at the highest level.  

We are looking for someone with excellent administrative skills who is a confident communicator, self-motivated and able to work with staff at all levels across from all disciplines across the University. The post holder will be flexible in their approach and always apply close attention to detail in all their work. They must also possess, or be willing to undertake training towards gaining, appropriate Health and Safety qualifications. 

For information interviews for this post will be held 28th/29th January 2021.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available: 

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay

  • 32 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days

  • Excellent Pension Scheme

  • Access to continued professional and personal development

  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus

  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

Should you wish to discuss this vacancy informally before making an application please contact:  

Sue Emery; Head of Health, Safety and wellbeing (Tel) 01782 295847

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.



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