Head of Health & Safety



Job Type

Part Time


Education, Health / Nursing, Hospitality / Catering, Human Resources, Management, Operations, Property / Housing


Cambridge CB2

Head of Health & Safety
Hours: 22.5 per week (3 days), the role may require working outside of office hours on occasions.
Salary: for this 60% FTE post will be between £21,185 to £23,755 p.a. (100% FTE £35,308 p.a. to £39,592 p.a.) and is dependent on experience. A non-contractual bonus is paid to staff every November (subject to eligibility).
Location: Cambridge, CB2

The Role

The role of Head of Health & Safety is a senior leadership role, crucial to College life with a wide ranging remit. Reporting directly to the Bursar, this role makes a vital contribution to the smooth running of the College, through collaboration across a varied and diverse community, and a large estate.

As well as managing the Fire Porter, the Head of Health & Safety is responsible for supporting the Bursar in ensuring the health and safety of all internal and external members of the College.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work for the second oldest of the 31 Colleges in the University of Cambridge. Regarded as one of the most progressive and informal, they are renowned as a College that achieves academically at the highest levels, whilst also being welcoming, forward-thinking, and inclusive.

Located in the heart of Cambridge city centre, the College is extraordinarily beautiful and famed for its gardens on “the Backs” (the famous backs of the Colleges that overlook the River Cam). Their gardens are widely renowned as some of the best in Cambridge and are valued by all members of the College, as well as their guests. Their Old Court, a Grade I listed building, is the centre of the College and is unique among the ancient Cambridge Colleges in having maintained its architectural integrity over the course of its history.

The College recognises that their staff are key to the effective functioning of the College. In acknowledging this, the College wishes to support its staff by offering a range of non-contractual benefits details of which, depending on your role, may include the following:

  • Pension - The College offers membership of a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Access to a 'cash plan' healthcare scheme (currently provided by Medicash)
  • Annual Leave - a generous annual leave allowance of 34 working days (inclusive of Bank Holidays), pro-rata for those not working a 5 day week. The holiday year runs from 1 October to 30 September.
  • Group Life Insurance Cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme including:
  • Help at Hand from Unum - unlimited access to a UK based Remote GP
  • Second opinion - Medical second opinions are available either face-to-face or via video consultation
  • Mental Health Support - Up to eight mental health support consultations (including an initial assessment) per year
  • Physiotherapy - Up to eight physiotherapy consultations (including an initial assessment) per year
  • Meal allowance in the College's Dining Room (only available when the kitchens are open)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Relocation Loan Scheme
  • Travel to Work Loan
  • Parking - They do offer parking to staff, subject to availability.
  • Training and Development

The closing date is 9 June 2023 and interviews are being held shortly afterwards.

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