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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
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Our friendly and passionate ESNEFT Health and Safety Team are looking for a likeminded Health & Safety Advisor to join them.

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

Working hours are Monday - Friday, predominantly on-site and involves travel to all facilities across the Trust. You should have a full UK driving licence, access to a vehicle and live within daily commuting distance of Ipswich/Colchester Hospital.

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.
  • Lead on, progress and resolve health and safety issues and concerns.
  • Attend and present at divisional meetings to promote a positive health and safety culture
  • Develop, implement, and review health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and respond to the incident reporting system.
  • Investigate incidents RIDDOR reporting.
  • To work across the Trust's estate at a variety of sites and facilities.
  • To develop and deliver health and safety related training.

Applicants without the full list of required qualifications but relevant experience may still be considered.

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.

Find out about living and working here

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • NEBOSH National General Certificate (or equivalent) in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Membership of professional health and safety organisation e.g. IOSH and/or evidence of continued professional development
  • Driving Licence for the UK and access to a vehicle
  • Training qualification or willing to obtain (e.g. Level 3 AET/PTLLS, TAQA)


  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience
  • Risk Management Qualification
  • Auditor training
  • Project management training



  • Experience of advising on Health and Safety matters
  • Investigation experience
  • Experience in delivering Health and Safety training
  • Auditing experience
  • Experience of producing and delivering high quality reports


  • NHS or Public Sector Experience



  • Detailed knowledge of current health and safety law
  • Good understanding of RIDDOR reporting
  • Good understanding of risk assessment techniques
  • Knowledge of Healthcare Health and Safety standards
  • Use of IT systems (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook) - standard keyboard skills


  • NHS IT systems e.g. DATIX
  • Understanding of HBN and HTM
  • Auditing software
  • Understanding of NHS agenda

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich/Colchester Hospital



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