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Health and Safety Advisor

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Health & Safety Advisor to join the Trust's Corporate Health and Safety Team.

You will provide expert advice to all levels of the organization, assist with the planning and implementation of health & safety training, conduct audits and incident investigations, and ensure compliance with current legislation and regulations. (Including local policies and procedures)

You will work as part of the Corporate Health and Safety Team and report directly to the Health and Safety Manager.

You will hold a minimum of a NEBOSH National General Certificate (or equivalent) and will be able to demonstrate experience within a similar role and setting.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide expert health and safety advice to all levels of the organisation
  • Conduct audits, visits, investigations and compliance monitoring
  • Act as a first point of contact for all health and safety matters.
  • Prepare high quality reports on health and safety issues following staff concerns, incidents, trend analysis reports and external regulatory body requirements.
  • Acts as project lead to progress and resolve health and safety issues and concerns.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification or significant experience of working at degree level
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Membership of professional health and safety organisation (i.e. IOSH)
  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Project Management Qualification e.g. PRINCE 2
  • UK Driving Licence and access to a vehicle.


  • NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals or evidence of working towards it.
  • NHS Leadership Programme/Leadership Training
  • Qualified and competent Quantitative and Qualitative FFP3 Face Fit Tester
  • Risk Management Qualification
  • ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Internal Auditor Trained



  • Proven experience in health and safety/risk management
  • Proven experience of working in a management/leadership role
  • Experience of facilitating change in practice to improve services
  • Project management/co-ordination
  • Budget responsibility
  • Extensive investigation experience.


  • Previous NHS experience



  • Specialist knowledge of health and safety law
  • Excellent understanding of risk assessment techniques
  • Good understanding of change management
  • Business planning /annual planning
  • Use of IT systems (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook) - standard keyboard skills
  • Understanding of the NHS agenda
  • Service improvements and project management
  • Risk Management and Governance


  • NHS IT Systems

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road



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