Assistant Director of Health, Safety and Sustainability

Human Resources

Internal Vacancy

This vacancy is open to staff employed directly by Northumbria University and Northumbria University Services Limited. External applications and applications from agency staff will not be considered.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Health and Safety professional to take the next step in their career as Assistant Director of Health, Safety and Sustainability, to drive the achievement of sector-leading Environmental, Health and Safety performance. 

In addition to the specialist knowledge and experience required for the role, you will be a strong leader, skilled in building stakeholder relationships and finding solutions to address conflicting needs and priorities.  Operating at a strategic level in relation to Health, Safety and environmental sustainability, you will recommend and implement changes to enhance and implement the University-wide strategy and vision through the creation of a culture that drives delivery and ensures accountability across all areas keeping our staff, students and other stakeholders safe from injury and harm and supporting the University's Sustainable Development Goals.  

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jane Embley (Director of HR & OD) by email at

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now’ and submit a Covering Letter and your CV and where relevant any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

Northumbria University is an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager. 

Please note this vacancy will close on 19/08/2022

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