University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Facilities Manager & Health and Safety Officer

United Kingdom

Closing in 3 days

Facilities Manager & Health and Safety Officer

Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Previous applicants to post 168216 need not apply.

We are seeking a Facilities Manager and Health and Safety Officer at the Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. This is a multi-faceted role, providing Health and Safety and Facilities management as well as additional support as identified and required by the Business Manager. This key role will ensure that the department has a high level of compliance with University policies, HASMAP and HTA and also proactive leadership on Health and Safety Maters.

The successful applicant will be responsible for project managing departmental building related projects and deputising for the Business Manager on facilities and health and safety matters as required. They will ensure effective policies, associated procedures and training packages are in place across the department and will undertake facilities projects including but not limited to new equipment installations, lab refurbishment and improved service delivery.

It is essential that the successful candidate has demonstrable relevant experience in health and safety management in a relevant environment and good knowledge of relevant statutory UK/EU legislation relating to building systems, waste management and health and safety. It is also vital that they have experience of budget management, the ability to work on own initiative, the ability to prioritise multiple projects and report effectively.

It would be desirable if the postholder had a good understanding of facilities management issues and procurement procedures including the tendering of maintenance contracts. It would also be beneficial to the role if they held the appropriate Health and Safety qualifications such as NEBOSH National General Certificate of IOSH Managing Safety.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. For further details including a person specification, please see the attached job description.

The closing date for applications is 4th March 2024 at 12 noon.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Contact Person : Recruitment Team Vacancy ID : 170685 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 04-Mar-2024 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 45585 - 54395

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Facilities Manager & Health and Safety Officer


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


February 10, 2024

Application deadline

March 04, 2024

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About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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