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Health, Safety & Wellbeing Coordinator

Job Description

Job Description

The main purpose of this role is to ensure that the processes and approach agreed to fulfil the HS&W team goals and strategy are suitably communicated, understood, and implemented by teams across our global organisation. The role will support the whole organisation to achieve a consistent approach to HS&W.

Reporting to the Global Health & Safety Manager, you will provide coordination, administration and support to the Global Health, Safety & wellbeing team. We believe on a proactive approach to health and safety and the coordinator will have ownership and responsibility for various processes and procedures.

Some will include the management of our selected H&S management software (ASSURE) ensuring it is consistently utilised and implemented correctly. Making recommendations to improve its usage in the organisations through the development of an improvement plan.

Manage and deliver the process of ergonomic assessments, maternity assessments and employee risk assessments across departments and escalate to the Health and Wellbeing Consultant, when necessary, for example when reasonable adjustments are required. Work in collaboration with Safety Compliance Teams on ergonomic assessments.

Training is especially important for us, as we can increase awareness on important H&S subjects the coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and delivering training when the need is identified. This may include any relevant competencies such as First Aid, Fire Wardens, Manual Handling, DSE (Display Screen Equipment), COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health), and General Risk Assessments.

And finally, help us with our communication plan delivering clear messages to our global community and general administrative tasks such as improving our SharePoint, inbox management, purchase orders and more.

Candidate Description

As coordinator of our team, you will need to be flexible and forward thinking with an ability to work efficiently (sometimes under pressure) and proactive in your attitude, willing to collaborate with colleagues across the business and open to new ideas and innovation within the workplace.

There is an expectation that you will take responsibility of your own actions and omissions and be willing to understand the needs of the end user whilst ensuring business needs are met. Continual professional development is key, and we will support you on this.

Knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of health and safety management is essential and understanding of health and safety legislation and its applicability to Cambridge University Press and Assessment

  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational safety and health (desirable)

  • Trained as DSE assessor or equivalent (desirable)

  • Auditing experience would be an advantage

  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft 365 suit


  • Previous experience in supporting the implementation of H&S systems

  • Previous experience in an administrative role

  • Experience within a customer focused setting

  • Provision of advice/responding to queries, including a professional telephone manner.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to build and maintain good working relationships with a wide range of people.

Application Description

Cambridge University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK, CB2 8BS Loading…

Employer Description

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing team ensures that the organisation is legally compliant with relevant H&S legislation. Aiming to protect individuals, prevent injury or ill-health at work and promote wellbeing in the workplace., Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role. Documents