Health & Safety Advisor- Band 6

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
A right to work in the UK is required as there is no sponsorship with this role.

Part time position - 22.5 hours per week

The Divisional Health & Safety Advisor responsible for implementing, facilitating and promoting health and safety within the Division under the direction of the Head of Corporate Risk, Health & Safety. To provide competent health and safety advice to the division, demonstrating a well-informed knowledge base of the legislative and regulatory frameworks and the NHS national and local guidelines.The post holder will actively support all departments within a division by monitoring health and safety performance and intervening as necessary to ensure statutory requirements are met The post holder will implement the Trust Health and Safety Plan within the Division, supported by the Head of Corporate Risk, Health & Safety and will actively contribute to the Divisional Health and Safety Board meetings ensuring that members are fully informed of all health, safety and risk activity within the division.

o The post holder will manage a process to review all health and safety incident reports and staff feedback relevant to the division. They will initiate appropriate action to understand and manage the risks identified, ensuring that effective and sustained improvements are implemented. To act as a divisional focal point for health and safety relate.

Main duties of the job

The Trust is looking for a qualified and experienced health and safety professional to work in a small centralised team supporting one of our divisions. You will advise on compliance, undertake risk assessments, audits and workplace inspections and advise on solutions and remedial action. You will carry out incidents investigations, design and deliver health and safety training and help develop and review our policies. You will be responsible for analysing health, safety and risk data, preparing and presenting reports as well as ensuring good governance of our risk register. You will have good interpersonal skills, be able to work proactively with minimal supervision and to respond to the dynamic needs of an NHS organisation.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key responsibilities include: Provide an accurate and clear interpretation of health and safety legislation, codes of practice, Directives and best practice to the organisation and other stakeholders

Knowledge and experience of hazard identification, risk assessments, manual handling assessments and COSHH assessments

Undertake divisional surveys, audits and workplace inspections, advising on solutions and giving guidance on remedial action.

Incident investigation and root cause analysis

Developing and reviewing policy

Designing and delivering comprehensive health and safety information, education and training packages for staff to support the health and safety management system

Advise on the suitability of safety appliances, protective clothing and the safe use of plant and equipment including liaising with suppliers and other stakeholders within the division

Analyse health, safety and risk data for trends. Prepare and present divisional health & safety reports and statistical/performance data and present reports at groups, committees

Outline safe operational procedures which identify and take into account all relevant hazards

Provides information to the Divisional Board and specialties on incidents and risks, and staff feedback.

Identifying trends and ensuring action plans are agreed, completed and assurance is provided that lessons are learnt

Ensures the Divisional Risk Register is kept up to date using the Trust risk management software programme

Manages a process to ensure the latest national guidance, best practise and safety alerts are reviewed and incorporated into local practice within the Division

Ensures timely completion of RIDDOR forms

Keeping abreast of national recommendations and guidance and ensuring compliance in a timely manner

Consider the contribution of human factors in the development and management of incidents

Implement health and safety improvement programmes within the division

Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply. Applicants with lower qualifications or relevant experience may be considered. Secondments may be considered.

Person Specification



  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (level 6) or equivalent
  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent including Mathematics/ English


  • Ergonomic Assessor qualification
  • Investigation Qualification
  • Graduate level IOSH Membership



  • Experience in undertaking risks assessments
  • Experience in undertaking safety audits
  • Experience in undertaking safety inspections
  • Experience in the design and delivery health and safety training
  • ability to support the development and review of health and safety policies and procedures



  • Knowledge of the regulatory requirements for the reporting of RIDDORs
  • A sound knowledge of health and safety legislation and the ability to interpret and advise accordingly
  • Knowledge of, and experience using, risk registers
  • Skills and experience in incident investigation, root cause analysis and report writing
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data producing meaningful reports

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Hospital



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