School/department: Estates, Facilites and Commercial Services
Hours: Full time up to 37.5 hours,1.0 FTE . Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 21080
Salary: starting at £45,585 up to £61,198 per annum plus a reviewable market supplement
Placed on: 04 September 2023.
Closing date:  27 September 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: To be confirmed

Job description

We require an experienced Senior Construction Health & Safety Manager to manage and deliver the Capital Projects Teams’ health & safety objectives and safety culture by implementing compliant processes, evaluating implementation, and managing compliancy and construction health & safety aspects of capital projects.

The successful candidate will manage all construction health & safety aspects of the project lifecycle including scope, timelines, resources, budget, risks and issues, relationships, training and communication. Generally, this will be for longer term or more complex projects requiring significant levels of stakeholder collaboration.

The Construction Health & Safety Manager will develop and implement rigorous health & safety planning and culture and ensure it is delivered by appropriate parties including during the design and construction of the projects and the appropriate approach to construction delivery. This will require the ability to undertake analysis with the ability to make complex decisions and obtain buy in of stakeholders. Responsible for ensuring appropriate risk assessments, method statements and project management documentation, etc., is completed and subjected to the appropriate project governance methodology.

Please contact Nigel Rippon, Head of Capital Projects, by email to for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download Job Description and further specification Ref 21080 [PDF 107.17KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

How to apply

Download our professional services application form and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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