Health and Safety Manager

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Full Time/Permanent
Health & Safety
£7.50 to £15.00 per hour
South West
21-01-2022 11:59 AM

We are currently recruiting to a Permanent post for a Health and Safety Manager working in the South West England for an NHS organisation.
The post is Band 8b and so the salary range is £54,000 to 63,500 per annum, dependant on experience. You will have full NHS Terms and Conditions/Benefits for this role.
The post holder will lead a team to monitor and ensure compliance with statutory Health & Safety legislation, carry out inspections/ audits of the organisation’s Health & Safety practices, and deliver relevant training.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of Health and Safety, ensuring the organisation adheres to its legal obligations, including developing, implementing, and managing systems and processes;
  • Provide specialist advice on Health and Safety to other Departments/Divisions, Executive Directors, Directors, and Senior Managers, and act as a focal point for all departments;
  • Develop, maintain, and take strategic ownership of monitoring and reporting tools within the organisation which can be used to demonstrate actions that are required to ensure compliance with Health and Safety regulations that are in place;
  • Take strategic ownership for the Health and Safety policy, procedures, training, and audits;
  • Ensure inspections against the current policies and procedures are in place to make certain they are being adhered to, findings of which will be escalated to the Health and Safety committee;
  • Guarantee that non-compliance notices from external bodies for Health & Safety are escalated and acted upon accordingly;
  • Implement and maintain an incident reporting and recording system and work collaboratively with the Governance and Risk, Occupational Health & Wellbeing partners to provide a safe, healthy, and secure environment for staff, service users, visitors, and stakeholders;
  • Develop an Annual Report for Health & Safety for the Trust Board, and devise strategic KPI’s for service improvement;
  • Ensure that the Health & Safety department develop effective networks with external organisations and external bodies e.g., Health and Safety Executive, Environmental Health Department, Institute of Occupational Health & Safety;
  • Accountable for the selection, recruitment, training, development, welfare and disciplining of staff in accordance with agreed policies and departmental procedures;
  • Responsible for the co-ordination, monitoring and review of the use of financial resources within the Health & Safety budget.

A successful candidate will have:

  • A master’s level qualification, or equivalent training and experience;
  • Must have experience within the NHS/ a healthcare setting;
  • NEBOSH diploma, or equivalent;
  • Chartered Membership of IOSH;
  • Proven experience of Health and Safety management;
  • Demonstrated experience in a senior management role;
  • Extensive knowledge of Health and Safety legislation;
  • Knowledge of Risk Management principles;
  • The ability to undertake audits and inspections in line with procedures in place;
  • Excellent IT Skills e.g., Microsoft Office;
  • The ability to collate and interpret statistical information.

If you are interested in the role and have the above skill set, please call on 0161 241 9672, or send a copy of your updated CV along with your availability to Ria Healy on

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