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Regional Safety Manager – UK & EMEA

We have been a leading figure in publishing for more than 500 years. We have always been a forward-looking organization, maximizing the technology for the day, but the digital revolution is bringing enormous change, fast. That same spirit of adventure and entrepreneurialism is critical to our future success. In a fast-changing publishing landscape, OUP welcomes the inquisitive, the inventive, and the ambitious; people who challenge the conventional, and pioneer the possible.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role within our global real estate and workplace centre of excellence team, responsible for providing sites and operations in the region with professional leadership, guidance, and support to comply with OUP’s global safety policy. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing, upkeeping, and improving appropriate local safety management arrangements, ensuring effective implementation
  • Supporting the development, implementation, training, and testing of safety related resiliency plans for critical sites in your region
  • Implementing global workplace safety strategic objectives in coordination with other regional managers and Head of Safety and Security.
  • Providing professional guidance, advice, and support to colleagues, including senior managers, to enable them to fulfil their health and safety roles and responsibilities
  • Establishing and maintaining meaningful assurance and reporting mechanisms that fulfil global safety requirements as well as aid local senior management
  • Ensuring sites have robust emergency response and incident management arrangements
  • Supporting investigations: analyse incident data and act on any wider lessons learnt
  • Managing safety related awareness training of all employees in region
  • Maintaining records and submit reports as required for legal and internal compliance
  • Creating and maintaining appropriate safety information resources for colleagues
  • Keeping professional knowledge and skills up to date in relation to matters associated with the Press’s risk profile.

This role does not involve the direct provision or management of occupational health services but does have a strong interface with this discipline. 

We operate a hybrid working policy with this role requiring 2 days per week in the Oxford office. This role may require occasional international travel.

Please note: We may close this role early if we find the successful candidate, therefore we would encourage you to apply at your earliest convivence to avoid disappointment. 

About You

You’ll be experienced at a senior level within a safety management role and be enthusiastic about the importance of safety with the ability to establish credible relationships both internally and externally. To be successful in this role you will have:


  • Membership of a recognized professional safety body
  • Have experience of supporting safety in an estates/facilities management environment
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant requirements, guidance, and good practices
  • Ability to drive improvements through building productive relationships and engaging, influencing, and collaborating with people at all levels
  • A practical and proportionate risk-based approach to safety management
  • Willingness to travel on occasion if required
  • The ability to adapt to different cultures
  • Hold an appropriate safety qualification.
  • Good knowledge of Safety related regulatory standards and compliances.


  • Experience of working in a safety management internationally
  • Experience working for an international/global organization
  • Knowledge of ISO 4501.


We care about work/life balance here at OUP. With this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect of working hours and the use of technology to support regular remote working, dependent on role. We also have a great variety of active employee networks and societies. 

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 12%, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts. 

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.


Please contact with any queries relating to this role. 

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK, OX2 6DP
  • Division:
    Technology and Operations
  • Department:
    Property & Facilities
  • Closing Date:
    6 April 2023
  • Salary:
    In the region of £50,000 dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Postcode:
    OX2 6DP
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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