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Moving and Handling Co-ordinator

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£33,706 to £40,588 per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Newcastle Hospitals has a small and friendly specialist team to provide moving and handling training and advice across the Trust. The Moving and Handling Co-ordinators play key roles in the team as advisors in a range of clinical and non-clinical situations that are often complex and we have found that people who enjoy moving and handling thoroughly enjoy the varied workload so we very rarely have an opportunity available to join us. If you have the required experience and think you would enjoy the opportunity to develop further in this area why not give us a call to find out a bit more?
  • Interview Date: 12 December 2023
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

As a Co-ordinator you will undertake a specialist role within the moving and handling team often as an advisor to complex situations within the Trust across acute and community sites. The Co-ordinator will be a confident trainer to staff of all skills and knowledge levels with various group sizes.

The Co-ordinators have a sound knowledge of both moving and handling and health and safety legislation and will regularly draw on this knowledge when making recommendations.

There is lots of autonomous working and decision making in this post but we support each other within our small team and within the wider Trust team.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To undertake a specialist role within moving and handling, providing training and delivering exemplary clinical practice in ward and department areas, contributing to the reduction of work related musculoskeletal injury and moving and handling accidents across all staff groups and ensuring the trusts compliance with statutory legislation.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • State registered Nurse, Physio, OT, or have a degree level qualification in a relevant area or experience in an NHS Moving and Handling Team Post
  • Full Driving Licence


  • Recognised post grad qualification in manual handling and/or teaching
  • Teaching or training or group work experience and/or qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Post graduate experience in a related area
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Team worker
  • Experience and knowledge of implications manual handling operations regulations in patient care


  • Manual Handling or musculoskeletal work based background
  • Manual handling facilitator's role or experience
  • Experience in working in the community setting

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Confidence in IT skills using e-mail, spreadsheets and compiling reports as Word documents

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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