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Health & Safety Lead Adviser

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An essential opportunity has arisen within the Trusts health & safety department. The Health & Safety team forms part of the Workforce directorate and comprises of Health & Safety Advisers, Manual Handling trainer and an Administrator. It takes responsibility for the development and delivery of relevant staff health & safety elements as well as manual handling training services across the ten premises across the trust.

Main duties of the job

To lead, develop and take continuing responsibility for the Health & Safety Team, to ensure the overall provision of health and safety and manual handling are delivered across all the Trust premises in line with statutory and current Health and Safety legislation and to liaise with any associated external agencies

This role combines operational and business management to ensure the continual strategic development of the Health & Safety service providing Health & safety expertise to the Hospital Management Board.

The post holder will actively promote the Health & Safety department's overall aim of communication and co-operation across the Trust, continually developing and embedding a robust risk management culture across the organsiation.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Lead the Health & Safety team and demonstrate good communication skills. Use initiative and responsibility in the decision-making process in relation to all aspects of Health & Safety service delivery.
  • Provide guidance and support to the Health & Safety team. Lead by example and motivate staff to achieve their personal and the departments aim and objectives.
  • To take a lead role with managers, clinicians and all Trust staff to create a positive Health & Safety culture.
  • To plan and deliver high quality Health & Safety and manual handling Trust wide.
  • To provide direction to the service and to formulate proposals and action plans for the future development of the service.
  • Take responsibility for the line management of all staff. To ensure all work is planned, delivered within agreed timescales and with available resources. To have responsibility for the recruitment, discipline, absence management, appraisal and career development of all staff.
  • Take responsibility for overseeing the operational management of the Health & Safety budget. To ensure the effective use of resources for the delivery of Trust and external Health & Safety services.
  • To produce an annual H& S action plan including performance indicators for the health and safety team based on audits and performance during the previous twelve months and covering the whole range of health and safety/fire safety issues required by law.
  • To have overall management responsibility for the Health and Safety Management System for the Trust that includes all the health and safety policies, procedures and guidelines. To ensure all Health & Safety policies are reviewed and to lead in the development of policys using a coordinated approach throughout the Trust.
  • To have an overview of all Health & Safety /Manual handling policies and procedures before implementation across the Trust following ratification through Trust Health and Safety Committee, and the Board.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • NEBOSH diploma or equivalent



  • Extensive health & safety experience & knowledge in a clinical setting
  • Demonstrate experience of project management experience & the delivery of objectives at a senior organisational level
  • Experience of managing staff and/team



  • Policy writing, review and monitoring compliance.
  • Ability of varying communication skills

Attitude, aptitude


  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Flexible approach to working hours/day
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital



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