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Health & Safety Specialist Adviser

Employer
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wakefield
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
South, West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit a Health & Safety Specialist Adviser to join our Safety Services Team.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working within the field of health and safety and working in a team environment. They will have experience of the development, delivery and implementation of all health and safety policies and procedures, delivery of training and incident investigation.

They will oversee the day to day operational management of health and safety for the Trust, whilst fully supporting all legislative compliance.

If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding post, meet the essential criteria and are passionate about maintaining service user and staff safety, we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be the lead specialist for the organisation in relation to all Health & Safety compliance and will lead and develop the Trusts strategic approach to its obligations under current Health & Safety legislation and in accordance with NHS governance criteria.

The post holder will support the organisation in meeting its strategic objectives, ensuring the Trust meets the necessary NHS and statutory requirements, ensuring implementation of a robust strategy to deliver uniform compliance of an acceptable standard of safe operational practice.

Ensure health and safety works closely with other risk related disciplines (e.g. Infection Control, Clinical risk, Clinical governance, occupational health, fire, and estates personnel) to achieve a holistic approach to health and safety that is consistent with the Trusts strategic aims and objectives.

Provide specialist advice, guidance and support to managers and staff regarding their Health and Safety responsibilities and to assist them to respond to existing and future Health & Safety directives/legislation/guidelines.

Participate in adverse incident investigations and assist in the monitoring of recommended outcomes, ensuring that robust links are maintained with risk reporting procedures.

For further information and or an informal chat please contact, Martin Brandon, Head of Safety, Security and Risk:

martin.brandon@swyt.nhs.uk 07967378867

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will support personal safety at all times of the patients, staff, and visitors. Specialist adviser for the Trust, advising on health and safety legislation, including but not exhaustive, Reporting of Incidents, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences regulations (RIDDOR), Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations, Construction Design Management (CDM) Regulations 2007 and the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, assisting clinical colleagues in supporting safe environments for staff, patients and visitors.

The post holder will be the lead specialist for the organisation in relation to all Health & Safety compliance and will lead and develop the Trusts strategic approach to its obligations under current Health & Safety legislation and in accordance with NHS governance criteria.

The post holder will support the organisation in meeting its strategic objectives, ensuring the Trust meets the necessary NHS and statutory requirements, ensuring implementation of a robust strategy to deliver uniform compliance of an acceptable standard of safe operational practice.

Person Specification

Training

Essential

  • Willingness to undergo any training relevant to the post.
  • Experience in developing and delivering of Health & Safety training programmes.


Desirable

  • Current portfolio of further Health & Safety related courses or awareness sessions from the last 36 months.


Qualifications

Essential

  • Post Graduate Certificate/Degree in a recognised Health and Safety subject or demonstrable experience.
  • Membership of professional body (Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH).


Desirable

  • Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety.
  • PTTLS certificate or equivalent.


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial demonstratable significant experience at senior management level in health & safety role/environment.
  • Practical experience of plan examination and consultation procedures under the building regulations in new or existing buildings.
  • Practical experience of health and safety risk assessments in complex buildings.
  • Practical experience in the delivery of training in Health & Safety subjects.
  • Implementing and writing operational policies that support all health and safety HSE guidance and statutory regulations.
  • Experience of receiving sensitive and contentious information.
  • Able to negotiate, persuade, motivate and reassure others.


Desirable

  • At least 1 year within a Mental Health environment.
  • Senior manager experience of at least 2-3 years within a hospital environment.


Physical Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).


Special Knowledge/Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge of fire safety, security, environmental and waste management practices.
  • Experience in management to acquire highly specialist knowledge in estate statutory and mandatory requirements i.e. Fire, asbestos, working at heights, legionella and environmental areas.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex data.
  • Ability to prepare reports and briefings for the Trust Board and external agencies.
  • Clear understanding of all mandatory reporting requirements in respect of national safety agencies.
  • Demonstrable high level of understanding of the principles of risk management in the NHS.
  • Demonstrable evidence of complex project management skills.


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Positive approach.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible attitude.
  • Good communication skills, oral and written.
  • Ability to plan and organise.
  • Ability to multi task.
  • Car driver/owner.
  • Travel between sites.
  • Willingness to work late in training staff when required.


Desirable

  • Aware of own limitations and able to seek support when necessary.
  • Sense of humour/ability to underpin & maintain own self resilience.


Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Fieldhead Hospital

Ouchthorpe Lane

Wakefield

WF1 3SP

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