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Senior Health & Safety Officer

  • Location:

    England, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Real Estate & Property Services

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £42,000 - £46,000 per annum

  • Job ref:

    JN -052024-81879_1716565406

  • Published:

    24 May 2024

  • Expiry date:

    23 July 2024

Cobalt Recruitment are working with a NHS Organisation in Greater Manchester to recruit an excellent Senior Health & Safety Officer, offering an annual salary of £42,000-£46,000 per annum depending on experience.

This role provides concise, timely and impartial advice, guidance and support to managers, directors and staff to ensure the effectiveness of the organisation's arrangements for promoting safe environments and work activities.

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

You will support the Associate Director, in managing all aspects of Health and Safety, Premises Assurance Model and Risk Register. You will provide professional advice in regards to:

* H&S Legislation.

* Approved Codes of Practice.

* Building Regulations.

* All other relevant legislation both within organisation bodies.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Associate Director, Capital Projects team, Service Managers and Departmental managers in clinical and non-clinical areas to ensure the provision of a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. Facilitating sustained improved patient care and wellbeing.

Experience in Health and Safety risk assessments and safety training is essential. The post holder will be required to work closely with operational teams to ensure that good standards of health and safety management are implemented and maintained across the estate. The post holder will possess significant experience of formulating and delivering health and safety training for staff and senior managers.

The post holder will act as a resource and liaise with managers and staff at all levels within the organisation, implementing health and safety standards and initiatives. You will assist in the identification of health and safety priorities and in the overall prioritisation within the annual strategic plan.

You will have/be:

  • NEBOSH General Certificate

  • Professionally qualified e.g. Membership of IOSH. (Tech IOSH) maintaining annual CPD.

  • Specialist Health Safety and Compliance related knowledge acquired through specific and bespoke courses and experience.

  • Comprehensive understanding of Estates and Facilities functions in large highly regulated environments, including related legislative requirements.

  • Understanding of Health and Safety legislation, HBN, HTM and implications.

  • Evidence of implementing strategic business plans and policies plus opportunities for business expansion.

  • Health Safety and Compliance related knowledge for HSE guidance and legislation i.e. COSHH, risk assessment PUWER etc.

  • Highly developed safety skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire others.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate complex and specialist information to different levels within the organisation, including contractors.

  • Ability to manage budgets and resources to a within financial constraints.

If this is something of interest or you would like to have a more detailed conversation about the position, please apply for the role or contact Connor Humpage on 020 7478 2554 / 07714230479.