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Head of Health and Safety

West Midlands
Band 8c
Closing date
8 Feb 2022

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Acute Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting a large NHS organisation as a Head of Health and Safety.

The post will be based in the West Midlands, initially on an interim basis for 4-6 months at a Band 8c.

The post holder will provide expert guidance, professional advice and support to managers and staff within the organisation in relation to the management of health and safety.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the Health & Safety Policy is implemented consistently across the organisation;
  • Advise the Board and Senior Management Team on the implications of current and emerging health and safety and welfare legislation, including evaluating options, making recommendations, and generating action plans to ensure compliance across the organisation;
  • Provide comprehensive Health and Safety advisory services to managers and staff;
  • Undertake the role of competent expert adviser on health & Safety in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all other relevant legislation and regulations;
  • Contribute to the implementation of risk reduction strategies to prevent harm, damage, or ill-health, thus ensuring the organisation complies with its statutory obligations;
  • Facilitate and maintain safe systems in the organisation, providing specialist advice, training, and practical support;
  • Work in conjunction with immediate peer colleagues in providing leadership to the team and the wider organisation in respect of health and safety;
  • Manage the Health and Safety team and have budgetary responsibility for the Team;
  • Develop polices on behalf of the organisation to ensure compliance with statutory requirements: design health and safety management systems;
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal stakeholders;
  • Maintain the health and safety risk register and ensure that the Director of Corporate Affairs is made aware of risks associated with the lack of resources;
  • Establish a programme of health and safety audits across the organisation, and monitor compliance with the standards in the audit tool (in line with relevant legislation/guidance);
  • Manage RIDDOR incident reporting and monitoring systems;
  • Communicate through presentations and writing with all levels of staff groups and individuals at the organisation (or local external organisations) on aspects of health and safety at work;
  • Lead and support divisional colleagues in the development of business cases for Divisional/ Departmental needs in terms of health and safety requirements;
  • Assess staff abilities during training, make recommendations and provide continuing support accordingly (additional training, workplace visits / support advising managers);
  • Identify cost-effective solutions to risks to health in the workplace of all types, large and small.
A successful candidate will have:
  • A NEBOSH diploma, or equivalent qualification;
  • Qualified to master’s degree level in relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience;
  • Completed a Local Security Management Specialist course;
  • Significant experience of working in a Senior Health and Safety role within a large complex organisation;
  • Specialist knowledge of legislation and regulations, including Codes of Practice and HSE Guidance;
  • Proven experience of undertaking various audits/inspection, risk assessments and accident investigations in relation to health & safety management;
  • Experience of leading the health and safety agenda on an organisation wide level;
  • Expert knowledge of current health and safety legislation, national strategies, and directives applicable to a health care setting.


For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 and send a copy of your CV to


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