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Head of Health and Safety

£56,021 - £62,595

UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management



Michael Hewlett
020 3962 9900

Michael joined MRG in January 2008 to launch our higher education division specialising in non-academic appointments across estates and facilities management, student accommodation and professional services. He personally appoints to Director of Estates and leadership roles which have increasingl


Job Description

REF: 15551
Posted: 14 August 2020
Closes: 06 September 2020

Goldsmiths, University of London is seeking to make the appointment to the role of Head of Health & Safety to play a crucial and influential role across the organisation.

Goldsmiths is proud of its reputation for innovative and challenging thinking across its wide range of disciplines. One of its major strengths is its interdisciplinary ethos - the way in which departments, centres and units interrelate to offer new perspectives and insights. Our courses and research activities span the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, business and management across 18 academic departments. Based across a diverse London campus of over 100 buildings, The QS World Rankings place us in the top five UK Universities for Art & Design and Communication & Media Studies.

As Goldsmiths’ Head of Health and Safety, you will lead the direction, strategy and objectives for health and safety of all of our activities. You will act as the University’s lead in relation to health and safety and – as such – will be accountable for the implementation of an organisational strategy that is aligned with other core strategic priorities of the institution. A key focus will be to work closely with and support senior stakeholders, ensuring they are able to demonstrate visible understanding, compliance and management of health and safety within their areas of responsibility.

We are seeking an individual with significant experience in a health and safety role across a large, complex organisation with a broad range of core activities. With a background and professional qualification in the health and safety industry, you will possess a proven track record of delivering health and safety management initiatives that drive organisational change and performance improvement.

To be a success in the role the appointed candidate will need the excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills required to operate influentially across a large organisation with a diverse range of stakeholder groups.

This role represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to take up a transformative health and safety leadership role across a dynamic and diverse organisation. The candidate brochure can be viewed at

For a confidential discussion and/or the Candidate Brief, please contact our retained advisors Michael Hewlett (michael.hewlett@mrgpeople, or Sian Gardiner ( at The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.

Closing date for applications is 6 September 2020. Interviews are scheduled to take place during the week commencing 21 September 2020.

Goldsmiths - Head of Health and Safety