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Health and Safety Manager

South East England
Competitive - NHS AfC 8a
Closing date
18 Mar 2024

Job Details

Finegreen are currently supporting a large NHS Community Provider in the appointment of an Interim Health and Safety professional to provide specialist advice and guidance in respect of the development of Health & Safety arrangements at both a strategic and operational level.

Job Purpose:
This role provides concise, timely and impartial advice, guidance and support to managers and staff to ensure the effectiveness of the Trusts’ arrangements for promoting safe environments and work activities.

As the Trusts’ senior competent person in health and safety, the post holder will act as an expert resource in providing the knowledge and skills to assist in the generation of a positive health and safety culture throughout the Trust, continuously working towards the implementation of external requirements under HSE/Care Quality Commission outcomes.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Ensure that all incidents related to health and safety are investigated and managed effectively including the use of highly developed investigatory skills where potential breaches of statutory legislation have been made e.g. criminal activity;
  • Identify trends and analyse underlying factors in order to reduce the number of safety related incidents. Outcomes of investigations and incidents to be reported to the Health and Safety Committee and escalated through the assurance process to bring high risk issues to the attention of the Trust Board;
  • Work with operational directorates on ensuring the lessons learned from these incidents and recommendations / actions implemented and embedded;
  • Lead on the advice and support for managers to comply with their health and safety legal responsibilities;
  • Lead point of contact with the Health and Safety Executive Inspectors in terms of actioning any enforcement notice recommendations, challenging and interpreting enforcement action and ensuring any such recommended actions are implemented across the Trust in a timely and robust manner.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health or equivalent;
  • Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH);
  • Expert ability to analyse and interpret relevant legislation to advise and monitor compliance in line with national guidance, legislation, and statutory monitoring bodies such as the HSE/CQC;
  • The ability to plan and organise the collation, analysis and input of extremely complex data to inform reporting and risk assessment.

If you are interested in the role, please contact Donna Larder on 0161 2419674 or send your to


Put simply, we help our clients to recruit the best possible people to lead, manage and direct their organisations. Since launching in 2005 we have become an award winning, market-leading consultancy focusing on both public and private sector Healthcare recruitment. 

Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

Like other leading executive recruiters, Finegreen has developed a pool of talent built up over many years, along with established networks, to ensure that right-match candidates get to hear about relevant positions. Where Finegreen differs from many others, is in its willingness to spend quality time with clients - to gain an in-depth knowledge of roles being filled and their importance to an organisation.

Over the last 17 years in the Healthcare market, Finegreen has developed into a Virgin Fast Track top 100 company - and was voted Recruiter of the Year at the Health Investor Awards, Top small to medium sized business at the Best Business Awards, and featured in Recruiter’s Top 10 Public Sector Recruitment providers.


Company info
0345 130 4006
M12 6JH
United Kingdom

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