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Health and Safety Manager

  • £50,000 - £50,000
  • Permanent
  • London, UK
  • 17648

The Royal Academy is seeking to make the appointment to the post of Head and Safety Manager. An exciting opportunity to lead and shape the RA’s approach to Safety Management and ensure the wellbeing and safety of the organisation, its visitors and its buildings.

Within the multi-faceted role you will at once be a trusted advisor providing strategic advice at the most senior level of the organisation, providing more pragmatic guidance to all staff advising on such matters as CDM compliance with regards to a complex exhibition installations or building projects. No two days at the RA are the same so compliance and lateral thinking to overcome complex issues must go hand in hand.

To successfully deliver this role you will bring deep experience as a health and safety manager within a public facing building or similar environment; you will demonstrate a proactive style and show yourself to be a manager who leads from the front with the know-how to develop and imbed policies, practices, systems to deliver a compliant building and workplace.

With a background and professional qualification in the health and safety you will possess excellent interpersonal, communication and the influencing skills required to operate influentially across a complex organisation with a diverse range of stakeholder groups. A team player and resourceful problem-solver, you will also have the ability to respond quickly and effectively in pressurised situations.

About the Royal Academy

The Royal Academy of Arts (RA), founded in 1768 by a group of artists under the patronage of King George III, is a pioneering champion of artists and artmaking in the UK. From inception, our founding members set out to formalise the training of young artists and architects through the creation of the first ever arts school in the UK and stage the very first art exhibition for public enjoyment, the Annual Exhibition. Today, these foundations remain: we continue to be led by our Membership of eminent artists and architects, the Royal Academicians; the Royal Academy Schools remain one of the foremost art schools in the country; and our ambitious and wide-ranging exhibitions programme continues to inspire a wide, art-loving public. The respective strength and quality of each of our constituent parts (The Membership of artists and architects; the art school; the world-renowned exhibitions programme; and the unique collection of art and architectural works) and their combination under one roof, give the RA a unique character that is not shared by any other institution in the world.

The RA remains truly exceptional because of its people. To deliver this impressive programme, we strive to create an inclusive, collegiate work environment, offering meaningful, professional careers to our staff. Through our employee training and development, we strive to support every member of our staff in developing their career objectives. Our employee networks, equity and diversity groups, and our employee council are just a few examples of how we encourage all our colleagues to use their voice and their experience to influence the work we do.

For a briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors Sian Gardiner at MRG on or 07932 717 458. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and can be sent to

Closing date for Applications is Sunday 29th January 2023

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