Manual Handling Advisor

South West
£34.01 per hour (agency capped Band 7)
20 Aug 2018
17 Sep 2018
Finegreen Consultant
Specialist Area
Health & safety
Full Time
A large NHS organisation is currently seeking a very capable individual for a period of 3 months initially whilst they recruit to the permanent post. 

Main Responsibilities:
  • Act as the organisations specialist expert on manual handling matters to include provision of evidence based advice and training to all staff groups, to include the implementation of relevant organisational Policies; 
  • Actively coordinate and participate in moving and handling related audits; 
  • Provide reports and recommendations to the Health and Safety Committee on a regular basis;
  • Liaise with the relevant Departments to ensure that the moving and handling equipment within the organisation has been maintained in accordance with Policy and current legislation; 
  • Assist staff in the completion of manual handling risk assessments; 
  • Support the formulation of policy and procedures related to moving and handling; 
  • Maintain and develop one’s own professional knowledge and expertise; 
  • Provide specialist advice, instruction and competency based training to all levels of staff across the organisation; 
  • Develop and deliver high quality and relevant moving and handling training programmes and training literature; 
  • Responsible for the provision and delivery of statutory and mandatory manual handling training; 
  • Deliver suitable and sufficient training at Trust Induction for all new starters; 
  • Actively participate, demonstrate and problem solve moving and handling issues related to both patient and non-patient handling tasks; 
A successful candidate will have:
  • A moving and handling Training Qualification e.g. Train the trainers, ROSPA Safer People
  • Handling trainers Course; 
  • Degree or equivalent experience in manual handling, can be a clinician (do not need active PIN) or Member of National Back Exchange; 
  • Experienced in writing materials, delivering and evaluating the impact of formal training to all
  • levels of staff, within an NHS or healthcare setting only; 
  • Familiarity with current manual handling equipment, sound knowledge of relevant legislation; 
  • Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to work alongside and influence staff and change at all levels of the organisation.

For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 or email