Skip to main content

Safety Advisor

Posted: 22 Sep 2020 Closes: 22 Oct 2020
Sunderland, United Kingdom £24,907 to £30,615 pa
Permanent & Full-time NHS_wXfWWIGRQQwJ

Safety Advisor

Job Reference: 155-EF-EA-0920-37

Employer: Department: Fire/Health & Safety Location: Sunderland Salary: £24,907 to £30,615 pa

The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH), South Tyneside District Hospital (STDH), St Benedict's Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH. The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency Care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties. The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

We're here to deliver the best care to the people we serve and our values are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for applications from those who will share the commitment to our values and will live and breathe the behavioural standards that support them - Compassionate and dignified, high quality, safe patient care always the first priority/Working together for the benefit of our patients and their families or carers/Openness and honesty in everything we do/Respect and encouragement for our staff

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to join our Health and Safety, Fire and Security Team.

This post requires a committed individual who will work in a team of highly motivated practitioners. The Safety Advisor will assist in the management, provision and delivery of the Health and Safety, Fire and Security Service.

In order to be successful in this position, we are looking for someone with the following experience and knowledge:
  • Excellent effective interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Health & Safety/Fire experience in the workplace;
  • Evidence of continual professional development;
  • Ability to deliver training programmes;
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in Health Safety/Fire Safety;
  • Experience of carrying out H&S and/or Fire safety audits/inspections and incident investigations;
  • Experience of working across organisational boundaries to improve standards;
  • Experience and Knowledge of undertaking Health & Safety/Fire Risk Assessments;
  • Experience of working with external agencies and influencing internal change.
This position will be based at Sunderland Royal Hospital and is a full time post of 37.5 hrs. per week.

For an informal discussion please contact: Andy Kane on 01914041186 or by email at:

Andy.kane@stft.nhs.uk

Before commencing/submitting your application form, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Process/Confirming Appointment Procedure Candidate Guidance

Important note on completion of the reference section of Application Form - In line with NHS Employment Check Standards, if you are successful at interview, the Trust, as part of the recruitment process will seek to confirm a 3 year employment/training/education history. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous employer and/or educational establishment that cover the last 3 years. If you are currently a professional student due to qualify, please also provide the details of your mentor. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

You will be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs. If you have been successful at shortlisting you will be invited to interview via NHS Jobs using the e-mail address you have registered. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 6 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote the job reference number in all correspondence.

Please note the vacancy may be closed early if exceptional volumes of applications are received and late applications will not be accepted or considered.

DBS CHARGES

As from 1st November 2020, it is a requirement of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs ( ), a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

Share Job