SHEQ Manager

SHEQ Manager 

£49,803 to £58,613 per annum (plus excellent benefits) 

Drive a positive culture of safety which improves the campus experience in a world-class higher education environment. 

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is a college of the University of London and the only Higher Education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. 

Based in the heart of Central London the School has some impressive facilities, including the Brunei Gallery, opened in 1995, which provides a notable conference venue. The estate also includes the SOAS Library which is recognised as a collection of national importance. In 2016, Senate House North Block opened, creating a single unified campus for SOAS. The redevelopment of the North Block of the building extended SOAS’ Central London campus, creating spaces that facilitate both formal and informal teaching and learning. 

Reporting to the Head of Security and Safety the SHEQ Manager is responsible for reconciling the strategic and comprehensive H&S Strategy of the School.  You will given considerable autonomy and will develop and maintain positive and collaborative internal networks, providing advice to staff at all levels. You will use your expertise and external networks to inform the ongoing review and development of H&S policy and procedures. 

The successful candidate will bring a comprehensive knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and will possess (or be working towards) a NEBOSH Diploma or similar such as NVQ5. You will have experience of working within a SHEQ role in a comparable complex multi-disciplinary environment, experience gained within education is desirable however is not essential.  

The excellent benefits package includes generous annual leave (30 days leave, plus closure days (normally 6 per year), plus bank holidays, a competitive pension scheme (employer contribution of 18%) and a host of other family friendly, health & well-being and financial benefits. The full range can be viewed at  

For a confidential discussion and/or the full briefing particulars, please contact our retained advisors Sian Gardiner ( and Sherena Otadende (

Closing date for application is Sunday 9th June 2024.

At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.   

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