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Health & Safety Lead

South West England
£30.21 - £34.65 per hour
Closing date
18 May 2022

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Specialist Area
Health & safety
Job Level
Manager / Supervisor
Contract Type
Interim, contract & temporary
Full Time
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Job Details

A new and exciting opportunity has come available in a large NHS organisation in the Southwest as the Health & Safety Lead. The post is interim for 3 months with an hourly rate of £30.21 - £34.65 based on experience, working inside IR35 (through an umbrella solution company).

The post holder will be responsible for the strategic leadership, development and delivery of health and safety and manual handling services.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Develop close working relationships with all stakeholders, including colleagues, staff-side representatives, managers, Executive Directors, and regulators;
  • Be the nominated person to report incidents to the HSE where required by law;
  • Provide specific competent and impartial Health and Safety advice to managers and staff at Senior and operational level as required, including specific guidance to estates and facilities staff on key safety issues;
  • Develop and maintain internal relationships with others responsible for specialist areas of health and safety activity to ensure the effective exchange of information and learning, ensuring that a culture of safety is embedded in all its undertakings;
  • Lead, manage and provide professional support to the health and safety and manual handling team;
  • Conduct annual appraisals, manage sickness reporting, and ensure the requirements of the disciplinary policies and HR policies are followed;
  • Be highly organised, making use of work plans to ensure all local and national Trust return are provided on time, in the correct format and meet all requirements;
  • There will be occasions that highly specialised advice will have to be provided at short notice and to tight deadlines, therefore the ability to prioritise and plan will be an essential requirement;
  • Support the co-ordination of the external reviews and accreditation of the organisations corporate systems;
  • Produce an annual report on health, safety to be presented at the organisation’s Board;
  • Analyse complex data, from both internal and external sources, interpreting and collating such data into reports and guidance for a wide range of audiences across the organisation.
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);
  • Educated to Masters/Post Graduate qualification or equivalent knowledge and experience;
  • Substantial Health and Safety knowledge, preferably within a healthcare environment;
  • Advanced IT related training;
  • 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;
  • Pro-active and innovative working styles.
If you are interested in the role, please contact Ria Healy on 0161 241 9672 and send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate.


Finegreen are a leading independent recruitment consultancy for both Interim and Permanent appointments in various disciplines and market sectors throughout the UK & overseas, with specific strength within the Healthcare and Education sectors.

Our Estates & Facilities division manages a database of immediately available, cost effective, fully referenced candidates with significant experience of the following ;

  • Executive & Director level
  • Soft Facilities Management
  • Hard Facilities Management
  • Surveying and Property Management
  • Engineering (including Building Services and Maintenance)
  • Health and Safety / CDM
  • Project Management
  • Energy & Environmental Management
  • Fleet & Logistics
  • Procurement
  • Bid & Contract Management
  • Compliance
  • Change Management
  • Consultancy
  • Business Development

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