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Health and Safety Officer

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A rare opportunity has arisen to join the Capital, Estates and Facilities Management (CEFM) team at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, in a key role as CEFM Health and Safety Manager.

You will support the Head of Estates Safety, Compliance & Resilience to ensure the Capital Estates and Facilities Management Division conducts its activities in a safe manner, so far as is reasonably practicable, to meet its obligations under UK health and safety legislation and other regulatory requirements.

You will have significant experience of UK health and safety coupled with a broad knowledge of Estates and Facilities. You will provide expert advice and knowledge to Divisions, Corporate Directorates, Governance groups, Senior Managers, Estates and contractors in the management of corporate health and safety risks, concerns, incidents and learning.

Main duties of the job

Youwill have specialist knowledge acquired through post-graduate level courses and experience to Masters equivalent level in safety/compliance or fire, as well as further qualifications including NEBOSH Diploma or NVQ Level 6. This is a challenging and exciting role supporting the Head of Estates Safety, Compliance and Resilience, in the day-to-day operational provision of expert health & safety advice, guidance, support, coaching and training in all aspects of health and safety across the division.

You will work to promote, develop and establish a positive safety culture, so that it can meet its UK legal requirements in terms of Health, Safety and Compliance,

You will be a key focus for the Trust's central Health and Safety Team, and be responsible for ensuring there is a deep culture of health and safety within CEFM management teams, and ensuring suitable systems are in place for monitoring and improving health and safety and compliance with regulatory and HTM requirements across the portfolio of services.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on the 12th May 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on week commencing 20th May 2024, subject to change.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • NEBOSH National Certificate or equivalent.
  • Educated to master's degree level or equivalent substantial experience in H& S.
  • Relevant post graduate qualification or equivalent or professional experience.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.


  • Root Cause Analysis competency.
  • Project Management qualification.
  • Teacher training qualification.



  • Substantial relevant experience of working in a health and safety role at a large or complex organisation.
  • Delivery of health and safety training.
  • Have undertaken incident investigations, risk assessments and workplace inspections.
  • Writing reports and providing advice on Health & Safety issues to staff and managers.
  • Policy/guidance writing.


  • Have experience of safety management systems.
  • Experience of working with Datix.
  • NHS experience.
  • Web page content and / or design.



  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation and risk management methodology.
  • Knowledge of external reporting requirements.


  • An understanding of accident causation theories.



  • Good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Numerate and literate, with excellent computer skills including competence with Microsoft Office and database systems.
  • Good investigative, analytical and report writing skills.
  • Training skills.
  • A high standard of written english, presenting information in a clear and logical format i.e. policies, guidance documents.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Able to prioritise own workload and work to deadlines.
  • A strong commitment to the improvement of patient care and staff experience.


  • Project management skills.

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division Corporate

Hills Road



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