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Senior Health and Safety Advisor

Employer
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sunderland
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Health and Safety team. We are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Health and Safety Adviser. This is a full time position working Monday to Friday.

This role will form an integral part of the Health and Safety Team, support the Health and Safety Manager and provide support and advice to the health and safety advisers in maintaining and promoting high standards of health and safety for all employees across all areas of the Trust.

The senior Health and safety adviser will have already achieved a recognised qualification in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent (e.g. NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, MSc. or BSc. in Occupational Health & Safety etc.).

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working within the field of health and safety ideally within a health care setting. They will have experience of being actively involved in the development, delivery and implementation of all health and safety policies and procedures and they will help to oversee the day to day operational management of health and safety for the Trust, whilst fully supporting all legislative compliance.

This is a fantastic and challenging opportunity for the right candidate to further develop their career within a professional, supportive and flexible work environment within the field of Health and Safety.

Main duties of the job

You will possess a NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent (e.g. MSc.in a related health and safety, vocational or professional field).You will take a leading senior role within the health and Safety Team under the direction of the Health and Safety Manager. This will involve assisting the Health and Safety Manager in the management, provision and delivery of the Health and Safety Service and having responsibility for this service in their absence. You will be actively involved in both the development, delivery and implementation of all Trust health and safety policies and procedures. You will also help to oversee the day to day operational management of health and safety for the Trust, whilst providing advice and guidance to the health and safety advisers and trainees within the team. You will also fully support the health and safety team with their aim of providing a first class health and safety service to the Trust and maintaining full legislative compliance with all of the necessary legal requirements.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To take a leading role within the Health and Safety team under the direction of the Health and Safety Manager. To assist the Health and Safety Manager in the management, provision and delivery of the Health and Safety Service and to have responsibility for this service in their absence. To be actively involved in the development, delivery and implementation of all health and safety policies and procedures. To oversee day to day operational management of health and safety for the Trust and fully support legislative compliance with all necessary legal requirements. PLEASE REFER TO ATTACHED JOB DESCRIPTION FOR FULL DUTIES OF THE ROLE.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Health and Safety qualification (e.g. BSc in Occupational Health & Safety Management or NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent relevant qualification) accompanied by significant experience of working in a health and safety role within the UK.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Operational knowledge of UK health and safety legislation.
  • Understanding of National Risk Management and Health and Safety systems.
  • Ability to query and analyse data and use this to develop effective
  • information sources to inform decision making processes.


Desirable

  • Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
  • Recognised management qualification at diploma level or above.
  • Recognised teaching qualification or equivalent experience of delivering training in NHS environment.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body.
  • Experience of working within an NHS environment.
  • Knowledge of risk management processes in NHS.
  • Understanding and capability to use electronic health and safety management systems.


Experience

Essential

  • Significant knowledge and experience of developing and implementing Health and Safety management systems.
  • Experience of developing and delivering Health and Safety training programmes.
  • Experience of developing effective health and safety strategies, plans and policies.
  • Experience of complex and detailed report writing.
  • Experience of working in a complex environment with many conflicting demands on time.


Desirable

  • Experience of Health and Safety within a NHS environment.
  • Experience of Datix incident management system.


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal negotiation skills.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and tactfully both verbally and in writing according to the audience.
  • Highly effective written communication and presentation skills.
  • Adept in the collation and analysing of information, preparing o reports and making recommendations.
  • Deliver against objectives, achieving consistent quality outcomes.
  • Prioritising own workload and working to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication, Interpersonal, negotiation, influencing and conflict management skills.
  • Proven team worker with the ability to motivate others.
  • Demonstrate a wide range of leadership qualities, skills and behaviours.
  • Effective facilitation negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Works across boundaries, looks for collective success, listens, involves, respects and learns from the contribution of others
  • Demonstrates high standards of personal integrity especially during periods of significant and unexpected pressure and challenges.
  • Effective organiser, influencer and networker


Desirable

  • Ability to build strong working relationships which require a high level of professional credibility at all levels of the organisation.


Values/ Other

Essential

  • High degree of self -motivation, personal initiative and drive plus an ability to demonstrate professional resilience in achieving results through themselves and others
  • Self-motivated and able to use own initiative and tact.
  • Effective team worker
  • Ability to work on own.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and prioritise work to meet the overall health and safety team objectives.
  • Able to travel to all sites within Trust.
  • Flexible approach to work which may occasionally require a need to work outside core hours


Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trust Headquarters

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Sunderland

SR4 7TP

Employer's website

https://www.stsft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9155-EFEA-0523-61

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