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Asbestos Surveyor

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Asbestos Surveyor post sits within the EFCD (Estates, Facilities & Capital Development) department in the Compliance team.

EFCD is a patient, visitor and staff driven department focused on delivering a range of EFCD services in a professional, effective, consistent and friendly manner. We are committed to embracing the Trust Values of Patients First, Working Together and Always Improving.

This is an exciting time to join UHS as the organisation has a very proactive approach to improving its accommodation and facilities for both patients and staff and as such are looking for a motivated and dynamic person to join the EFCD Compliance team dealing with all aspects of asbestos management, leading on surveying, and inspections.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

At UHS we are committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if we achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

We're proud to have been voted in the Top Five acute Trusts for our commitment to supporting our staff to achieve work-life balance.

UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme and life insurance.

Job description

Job responsibilities


The main responsibility will be to carry out asbestos surveys across the all the Trusts premises and assist the department in maintaining and updating the Asbestos Register and supporting all departments within the organisation to manage asbestos related issues and ensure that all works provide value for money, provide on quality, customer satisfaction and meet statutory and legal obligations. To support career development this post will also support health & safety activities within EFCD, full training will be given if needed.
You will be qualified with the BOHS P402 Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings, be able to work using your own initiative, have excellent communication and written skills and will assist in monitoring contractors performance ensuring timescales are met, they offer value for money, and comply with current legislation.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 14th June 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required


  • BOHS P402 Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings qualification or equivalent
  • Educated to degree level or demonstratable equivalent level of expertise and knowledge obtained from previous relevant experience in this field


  • BOHS P403/P404 or P405
  • NEBOSH NGC or equivalent health and safety qualification
  • Provide evidence of CPD

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Pre-existing experience of working within the asbestos industry as an asbestos surveyor
  • Working knowledge of HSG264 & HSG248
  • Practical experience of facilitating change in practice and service delivery
  • Manage and prioritise own workload effectively
  • An understanding of the principles of risk assessments
  • Ability to interpret data on construction drawings


  • Ability to assess the efficiency of training programmes

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills ability to communicate with staff at all levels and external bodies
  • Able to influence and negotiate realistically with colleagues at all levels
  • Commitment to team working and respect and consideration for the skill of others
  • Need good computer and IT skills including knowledge of spreadsheet database and word processing programmes
  • Must be able to create simple database/spreadsheet programmes
  • Health and Safety Management and duties of care required for our patients, staff, visitors and other contractors


  • Training - training groups of managers and employees
  • An understanding of Fire Safety and fire compartmentation
  • High level of ability to process detailed information and to prioritise sometimes conflicting information and be able to present this in a simplistic way for non technical staff

Values and behaviours


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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