Health, Safety and Wellbeing Lead

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  • Job Reference: REF/0001
  • Job Title: Health, Safety and Wellbeing Lead
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Basic Salary Range: Up to £65,000 + Generous Package and Excellent Opportunities
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Posted 4 weeks ago

About The University of Cambridge

Founded in 1209, The University of Cambridge has been at the forefront of academic study and research for over eight centuries. The University of Cambridge is the fourth-oldest university in the world. Among their alumni they have 110 Nobel Prize Laureates, 47 Heads of State and 190 Olympic Medallists.

Cambridge is a globally diverse institution and their students come from over 147 different countries.

Mission and Core Values

The University’s mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

Estates Division

The University of Cambridge has the largest operational estates in Higher Education with some 370 teaching, academic and research buildings with a total footprint of 723,000 square metres, plus more than 1000 residential units. The operational estate is valued at £3.4 billion and comprises a diverse range of teaching, research and support facilities housed in a multitude of building types from Grade 1 Listed buildings to state-of-the-art laboratories.

The Estates Division is the custodian of the University Estate, with responsibility for  high-level strategic planning and development, the delivery of new construction, refurbishment and asset replacement programmes, and the operation and maintenance of the estate.

The Position

Maxwell Stephens have been asked to recruit on behalf of Cambridge University for a Health, Safety and Wellbeing Lead.

This role is accountable to the Estates Division Directorate for all matters relating to the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, consultants and third party contractors working within and on behalf of the Division.  This includes developing and implementing the Estates Division’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing policy and processes, ensuring effective health and safety management, and providing periodic auditing and reporting.

Your Role

You will lead the Estates Division H&S team and to drive high standards of health, safety and wellbeing performance and awareness across the Estates Division.

You will responsible for driving health, safety and wellbeing performance within a Division of 350 people with an annual capital and operational spend in excess of £200m.

You will develop and implement an ISO 45001 compliant Occupational Health and Safety Management System within Estates Division, including all associated policies, procedures, training, awareness raising, periodic audits and reporting, based on the principles of Plan, Do, Check, Act.

You will be responsible for the implementation of a safety software solution (SHE Assure), ensuring its effective use for accident and near-miss reporting, health & safety audits and inspections, training records, risk assessments, permits to work and other safety related activities.

You will act as the Departmental Safety Officer and Wellbeing Champion for Estates Division.

Skills and Experience

You will hold relevant qualifications in health and safety such as a Masters, NVQ, BSC or NEBOSH national diploma.

You will have excellent communication & stakeholder relationship management skills at all levels as well as strong influencing and negotiating skills.

You will have significant built environment health and safety management experience along with experience of managing health and safety across multiple locations. You will also have a proven track record in implementing H&S Policy and Process improvement, site audits, H&S Strategy.

You will be a strong team player who uses initiative but with a consultative approach and have a commitment to excellence in service delivery.


This is an exciting time to join one of the world’s oldest and most successful universities globally.

The University of Cambridge is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity so If you’re looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution please apply today.

Maxwell Stephens is expecting a large volume of applications for this role. We’re keen to place the correct person with our client as soon as possible. Therefore, we encourage all interested FM professionals with the experience to successful expedite this role to contact us without delay.

Please call 0207 118 48 48 to speak to one of the Maxwell Stephens team or alternatively you can email your cv to to apply.

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