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Wellbeing Officer

Health, Safety and Risk

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/07/2024
Closing Date:  Monday 13 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2141423BH

As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, we are renowned for our innovation and enterprise and sit within the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Our people are our University; they are at the heart of everything we do and the impact we make on a local to global scale.  High levels of wellbeing have been shown to help with complex problem solving and creativity and are fundamental to our success.

The role

We have recently launched our Health and Wellbeing Strategic Plan are currently expanding the staff wellbeing team which is embedded within Health Safety and Risk team at the University. There is a genuine commitment at the top of the University to increase wellbeing support for staff and this role presents a unique opportunity to being involved in the development of this area.

We are looking for an individual to provide operational support for staff in all aspects of physical and mental wellbeing.  Working within a small team the role will support delivery of wellbeing training, initiatives and awareness campaigns across the University - often with an emphasis on mental health.

About you

You will be well organised and adaptable, taking a positive approach to managing a busy, and often varied, workload. Excellent communication, organisational and inter-personal skills are required as this role will be involved in the development and delivery of training across the University.  You will have a proven commitment to providing an excellent service. 

Experience of working in workplace wellbeing or in public facing wellbeing environments is an essential requirement.  Experience within a Health and Safety team, although useful, is not essential for this role.

What we can offer you

You will be able to work partly remotely or fully office-based at our Highfield campus. Remote and flexible working will be considered on an individual basis, depending on team roles, locations and logistics

We offer some fantastic benefits including  44 days leave per year (inclusive of 8 bank holidays and 6 University closure days, ability to buy additional holiday, options for flexible working, excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and carers leave), a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants, and service providers.

If you have any questions then please send them to wellbeing@soton.ac.uk 

If a sufficient number of applications are received this vacancy may close earlier than the date specified at the top of this advert. Therefore, if interested in applying for this vacancy we recommend you submit your completed application form as soon as possible.

 Title on appointment will be Health and Safety Officer (Wellbeing)

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Wayne Wan (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Please quote reference 2141423BH on all correspondence. 

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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