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Farms and Outdoor Health and Safety Officer

University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire
£31,406 - £40,927
Closing date
21 Jul 2022
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Farms and Outdoor Health and Safety Officer
£31,406 - £40,927 per annum
Ref: SRF41215-R

Are you looking for a great job opportunity in farm health & safety? The University of Reading is looking for someone with farming, horticulture, grounds maintenance or similar experience and a commitment to good H&S in farming and research. In this interesting role you will support the University’s commercial farm team and on-farm researchers. You will also support campus-based grounds maintenance staff and academic fieldwork projects. You will develop standards, provide practical advice, and constructively investigate concerns and incidents. The post also contributes to the H&S training and audit programmes and the general work of the Health and Safety Services team.

You will have:

  • Relevant practical experience working in a farm or similar outdoor environment
  • A commitment to good health & safety in farming and grounds maintenance
  • The ability and motivation to engage positively with a wide range of workers

Closing date: 21 July 2022.

Interview date: 2 August 2022.

Informal contact details: Health & Safety Services Director, Jenny McGrother, +44 (0)118 378 8889,

Alternative informal contact details: Health & Safety Advisor, Steve Ansell, +44 (0)118 378 7737,

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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