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Health Safety & Security Adviser

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Health Safety & Security Adviser Band 5 22.5 hours CIC

An opportunity has arisen due to promotion of the post holder to join a small dynamic Health & Safety team. The role will provide a good introduction to Health & Safety within a healthcare setting with opportunities for embedding good practice, training & education, audit and investigation. The Trust delivers IOSH training internally. The post holder will be based at the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle but is expected to visit sites across North Cumbria,

Main duties of the job

The Post holder will assist and support the Lead Health & Safety Advisers/Local Security Management Specialist by co-ordinating and implementing activities to enable the Trust to meet its responsibilities for health and safety, and security management.

Post holders will provide professional advice on all Health Safety and Security issues, and will support Divisional Managers and other Senior Managers in implementing health and safety, security management activities within their service areas.

The post holders will be accredited in Security Management or have some recent experience.

A key aspect of the role will be to develop close working relationships with clinicians, managers and other staff throughout the organisation to develop a robust system of health, safety, and security. The post holder will also lead the promotion of improvements in health, safety and security practice and facilitate when required specific health and safety and security initiatives and programmes.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety & /or Construction Health and Safety & /or Health and Wellbeing at Work.......
  • Certificate in Security Management (BTEC Level 3)/ Accredited Local Security Management Specialist qualification
  • Membership of a recognised professional Safety organisation to at least Technician Level
  • Detailed knowledge of safety risk management techniques


  • NEBOSH National Diploma / Working towards
  • Diploma in Security Management (BTEC Level 5)
  • Corporate membership of a professional Safety/Risk organisation
  • Relevant additional specialist H& S or Fire related qualifications and/or training (i.e. NEBOSH or IOSH Specialist Certificates)
  • Detailed training and knowledge of Hospital fire safety including Fire Safety HTM's.
  • Further Education Teaching or recognised training qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Thorough knowledge and experience of Safety: oRisk assessment processes
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of Safety: oLegislation, codes of practice and guidance
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of Safety: oDelivering face to face training
  • Experience of carrying out Safety audits/inspections and incident investigations
  • Science or engineering based background/education and/or relevant experience of safety/risk management in a complex multi-site environment.
  • Security management


  • Working in the NHS/other public sector organisation
  • Change Management

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to devise and deliver Health & Safety and/or Fire Safety training programmes.
  • Ability to prepare and write reports in relation to incident investigations
  • Ability to prepare and write reports in relation to : Audit Outcomes
  • Ability to prepare and write reports in relation to : Exceptions to annual plan
  • Ability to prepare and write reports in relation to : Committee updates
  • Ability to work and communicate at all levels within the Trust.
  • Basic IT skills (MS Office)
  • Ability to work to tight time-scales in a demanding environment.
  • Ability to facilitate workshops

Personal Corcumstances


  • Flexible approach to working patterns
  • Self-motivated with a committed and enthusiastic approach to achieving results both individually and part of a team
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to participate in continued professional development.

Other Requirements


  • Current driving licence and ability to drive as required between Trust sites and satellite premises

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cumberland Infirmary

Newtown Road



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