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Health and Safety Advisor Construction

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per Annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

H&S Advisor Construction Band 7 Pay scale �43 742-�50,056 ( dependant on knowledge, experience and qualifications)

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is embarking on an ambitious programme of transformation of its services, its estate and wider infrastructure. The Trust has been selected for investment under the government's New Hospital Programme and is planning on undertaking a phased redevelopment of the Derriford estate over the next decade. In parallel with work at the acute hospital, the Trust is also delivering a substantial programme of work in the wider Plymouth healthcare estate, to upgrade existing facilities and to build new facilities including health and wellbeing hubs in conjunction with our partner organisations.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

We are now looking for a permanent Health & Safety Advisor Construction to support the Estates Development Team in for this ongoing transformation programme in ensuring safe working environments for contractors, patients, visitors and staff, and compliance to relevant H&S Legislation during all construction phases.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and would be happy to consider hybrid working. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To act as Trust lead for the provision of advice on all aspects of Health and Safety Construction.

Collaborate with project planners and construction managers and other teams from within Site Services to ensure that all potential risk management and safety issues are addressed , and ensuring compliance with legal obligations with regards to Health and Safety.

Support with preconstruction information and liaison with the Principal Designer as required.

Assist to ensure that the due diligence process is followed for contractors before they are appointed.

Perform construction site risk assessments , safety audits and safety meetings.

Review, advise and support implementation of on-site traffic management during construction , and consider any traffic management implications post construction.

Provide regular site safety inspection reports to the Safety Compliance and Assurance Manager to include action plans to address shortfalls.

Support CDM preparation, documentation and implementation for all construction projects, ensuring compliance to HSE/ Regulations.

Ensure all contractors RAMS are compliant with legislation and UHPNT policies and procedures.

Ensure all contractors conduct site inductions , briefs and appropriate training events.

Prepare Health and Safety Reports and present them to the Health and Safety Committee and other committees and groups as required.

This is an opportunity to be part of a significant and rewarding change programme that goes beyond pure construction to shape the future delivery of clinical services.

These are permanent appointments and interviews for the role will be held on Friday 21st June 2023, so please ensure that you are able to attend on this date.

To arrange an informal discussion about this role, please contact Sophie King Safety Compliance & Assurance Manager

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • H&S Qualification
  • Recent working knowledge of UK H&S Legislation
  • Knowledge of Root Cause Analysis or Risk Management
  • Knowledge of Risk Management
  • Experience of using Datix or similar database for recording incidents
  • Construction experience as Safety officer or similar
  • Advanced Excel
  • experience of writing reports/presenting


  • Project and Change Management experience
  • Understanding of NHS Procedures, standards, H&S requirements, corporate governance
  • Understanding of NHS Plan and the workings of an Acute Hospital



  • Degree/Post grad qualification or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Chartered member of Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Certificate in education or equivalent


  • Prince 2 or equivalent
  • Risk Management qualification
  • H&S qualification



  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to analyse and report data
  • Ability to communicate effecitvely
  • Ability to negotiate and influence
  • Critical analysis and problem solving
  • Computer literate
  • teacher training skills
  • Excellent organisation skills

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