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National Health & Safety Advisor

Location:
Birmingham
Department:
CLINICAL GOVERNANCE, QUALITY & ASSURANCE
Salary Details:
Competitive Salary
29 Apr 2021

About The Role

National Health & Safety Advisor
Location: Central / Southern area
Home based with frequent travel and overnight stays (up to 3 times per week)
Considered locations for good transport links: Birmingham, Leicester, Milton Keynes, Cambridge
 
Due to an exciting period of growth and development we are recruiting an experienced Health & Safety Advisor to join the team. Following the recent acquisition of the Huntercombe Group by Montreux Capital Investment, we are now working closely with the Active Care Group and this role will work with all sites and services across the group in the UK.

As the National H&S Advisor, you will:
• Provide H&S advice, guidance and support on Health and Safety matters within ACG and THG.
• Undertake compliance audits and inspections to ensure Legal compliance within all sites and services.
• Be competent and have sufficient training, experience or knowledge and other qualities to enable them to properly assist any H&S undertaking.
 
We require someone with previous experience in a similar role within a health or social care environment, preferably with multi-site operations, and you will have a NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent) or working towards it. You will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of H&S legislative standards and have a proven ability of ensuring that H&S recommendations are developed and implemented.
 
We are working towards ISO45001 and as an Advisor you will organise a rolling programme of audits across our hospitals and homes and liaise with Managers to investigate incidents and accidents and to coach and train staff in H&S practice and procedures.
 
You must possess excellent communication and IT skills and be a confident presenter to effectively provide good quality guidance and advice to our Home/Hospital Managers, Regional Managers, and any other operational staff, including Estates, Training representatives and Quality teams.
 
Additionally you will be an expert at managing your time effectively, meeting deadlines and working under pressure at times. This is a full time role working from home for 37.5 hours per week, but there is a requirement for you to be flexible to meet the needs of the business. We have over 50 hospitals and residential homes in the UK so there will be frequent travel and regular overnight stays.
 

About You

In addition to a competitive salary and full business expenses you will receive the following benefits:
 
  • 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • NEST Pension Scheme
  • Wider Wallet Benefit Scheme

About The Company

About The Group

The Huntercombe Group is one of the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special needs.

 

Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents.


We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.

 

We’re proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.

 

The Active Care Group is the UK’s leading national provider of complex care, harnessing innovation to raise standards and deliver better outcomes for children, young people and adults.

 

We provide progressive, personalised care pathways that combine clinical expertise, personal support and therapeutic services, in a range of different settings to meet users evolving needs.

 

We support people with a range of complex conditions arising from brain and spinal injury, epilepsy, learning and/or physical disabilities, often involving high-dependency ventilation and respiratory care.

 

Our staff work together every day, alongside family, carers and the wider rehabilitation team, to help people live their best life. We’re committed to helping every person we care for feel happy, safe and empowered.


We believe that better quality care leads to a better quality of life