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Local Security Management Specialist

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Durham
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen at TEWV for the appointment of an Local Security Management Specialist.

Reporting directly to the Head of Health Safety and security the appointed person will be responsible for investigation and resolving of security incidents across the whole of the TEWV trust.

As part of the role, they will develop and implement security related policies and procedures, as well as undertaking audits and risk assessment in both hospital and community settings.

The role will also involve working to introduce violence and aggression reduction standards and practices across the organisation, actively reducing the risk of harm to staff, patients, and visitors.

Partnership working will also be a major part of the role, liaising closely with external agencies such as police, prison services, other NHS organisations and linking with individuals with in TEWV following any reported crimes or acts of violence and aggression.

Main duties of the job

To provide expert and specialist advice on security management to all levels of the organisation and provide advice and guidance on actions to conform to current legislative and best practice requirements.

Carry out detailed research into security legislation and best practice to enable the production, implementation, review, and monitoring compliance of Trust policies relating to security requirements throughout the organisation.

Provide specialist advice, guidance and support to managers and staff regarding their Health, Safety and Security responsibilities, undertaking audits and reviews across the Trust.

Carry out and advise on the identification of security hazards, suitable and sufficient assessment of risk and identification and recommendation of risk control measures to ensure risk is minimised in compliance with security legislation.

Advise and support on risk management as part of the overall approach of risk reduction, taking due regard for legislation and NHS relevant security standards.

Assist in carrying out detailed adverse security incident investigations, including physical assault, RIDDOR incidents and carry out root cause analysis, providing advice on and monitoring the implementation of actions and recommendations, ensuring that robust links are maintained with risk reporting procedures.

Autonomously provide professional and timely advice and guidance to all managers and staff across the full range of security issues as and when required.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide expert and specialist advice on security management to all levels of the organisation and provide advice and guidance on actions to conform to current legislative and best practice requirements.

Carry out detailed research into security legislation and best practice to enable the production, implementation, review, and monitoring compliance of Trust policies relating to security requirements throughout the organisation.

Provide specialist advice, guidance and support to managers and staff regarding their Health, Safety and Security responsibilities, undertaking audits and reviews across the Trust.

Carry out and advise on the identification of security hazards, suitable and sufficient assessment of risk and identification and recommendation of risk control measures to ensure risk is minimised in compliance with security legislation.

Advise and support on risk management as part of the overall approach of risk reduction, taking due regard for legislation and NHS relevant security standards.

Assist in carrying out detailed adverse security incident investigations, including physical assault, RIDDOR incidents and carry out root cause analysis, providing advice on and monitoring the implementation of actions and recommendations, ensuring that robust links are maintained with risk reporting procedures.

Autonomously provide professional and timely advice and guidance to all managers and staff across the full range of security issues as and when required.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or higher-level diploma in Security Management.
  • Equivalent level of experience in a senior security management role.
  • In possession or working towards within one year of appointment an accredited Local Security Management Specialist Qualification.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Up to date knowledge of security legislation and guidance.
  • Ability to research and prepare reports on technical subjects.


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to comprehend and interpret complex legal, technical and official documents


Experience

Essential

  • Able to contribute to the research, preparation and delivery of training to a wide range of staff in diverse client departments.
  • Ability to research and prepare reports on technical subjects


Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Lanchester Road Hospital

Lanchester Road

Durham

DH1 5RD

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