Manual Handling Advisor – Hybrid Working

North West England
Closing date
24 May 2022

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Finegreen are supporting a large healthcare organisation with an exciting opportunity as a Manual Handling Advisor. The post will be hybrid, remote working for administration duties, onsite for training in the Northwest, on an interim basis for 3 months, at a competitive rate.

The post holder will provide an advisory service to management and staff in respect of manual handling, ergonomics and the risk assessment processes associated with all the work areas of the organisation.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Provide competent advice to staff on manual handling, ergonomic and risk assessment issues, leading and providing expert advice and support to staff at all levels within the organisation on issues relating to moving and handling staff and patient safety;
  • Ensure that the organisation meets all its statutory requirements in respect to manual handling;
  • Promote best practice and up to date information in moving and handling throughout the organisation;
  • Review and monitor the completion of Manual Handling risk assessments for all clinical and non-clinical staff;
  • Assist and monitor the completion of DSE assessments for all clinical and non-clinical staff;
  • Co-ordinate/deliver specialised manual handling training for core trainers and facilitators through a comprehensive training programme;
  • Responsible for own education and development and take every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve knowledge;
  • Develop an annual moving and handling work programme to identify key areas and undertake an end of year review against key objectives and outcomes;
  • Undertake a quarterly report highlighting areas of achievement and improvement;
  • Implement a moving and handling strategy in accordance with legislation promoting harm free patient care and musculoskeletal health for staff in the workplace;
  • Responsible for the continued development of policy/procedure and related protocol and guidelines;
  • Abide by the relevant Codes of Professional Practice if applicable and NHS Codes of Conduct.
A successful candidate will have:
  • Qualification/certificate in manual handling and risk assessment;
  • Provide expert advice to colleagues with experience working within large complex organisations;
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety procedures and legislation;
  • Assess competency of staff and training including feedback improvement techniques;
  • Demonstrate safe manual handling practices;
  • Competent in the use of software packages;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
For further information on this role please contact Kyle Hookway on 0161 416 6080 and send a copy of your CV to


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

Please visit our web-site to view brief candidate profiles or to view our latest vacancies.

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0345 130 4006
Universal Square
Devonshire Street North
Greater Manchester
M12 6JH
United Kingdom

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