Senior Health Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

Posted 8 months ago by NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT)
Contract Type Permanent
Salary (£37,570 - £43,772 plus Outer London High Cost Are Supplement of 15% basic salary)
Sector Corporate HSE
Posted 8 months ago
Apply by Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Bring enhanced health, safety and wellbeing to every NHSBT workplace.

NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) facilitates a nationally important service that saves and enhances lives through the collection, transfusion and transplantation of blood products, tissues and organs.  During the course of their work, our colleagues work in environments that could impact on their health, safety or wellbeing.  It is imperative that we do everything we can to provide our colleagues with a healthy and supportive workplace.

This is a highly varied role with the scope to make a considerable impact on the wellbeing of our staff. Working with all levels of the organisation, you will deliver evidence-led health, safety and wellbeing (HS&W) advice.  Helping colleagues to understand how they can balance donor safety and service delivery priorities with legal compliance and their own HS&W.  You will become a trusted partner to their work and be a trusted expert when sharing your findings via reports.  You will deliver training courses to up to 15 people and identify gaps in HS&W knowledge.  Determining how legislation will affect policy, you will also take specialist responsibilities for risk, assurance or improvement.  So regardless of whether you are communicating one-on-one with staff regarding work-related stress, working with colleagues to inspect the scene of a workplace accident or collaborating with the Trade Unions to enable constructive conversations and partnership working, you will deliver practical solutions to complex challenges.

To excel in this role, you will have at least a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent level qualification in Occupational Health and Safety, and have Chartered status from the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).  With an up-to-date knowledge of HS&W legislation and codes of practice, you will have a background as a Health & Safety Advisor, or you will possibly have worked in a more specialist role such as Occupational Hygiene Advisor, Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor or Ergonomic Advisor.  You will need good risk management awareness, and you will have previously investigated accidents and conducted inspections and audits. You will also need exceptional communication skills, and you will have a track record of working with occupational health colleagues in a multi-site organisation to shape effective solutions.  As a natural leader with good management capabilities, you will have experience of identifying training needs and delivering the appropriate education, and you will be willing to travel according to the needs of the role.

The normal working hours for this role are 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

For an informal discussion in relation to this role, please contact Lee Bayliss - Head of HS&W Policy and Planning via email at:

This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 10th July 2019, with interviews scheduled to take W/c 22nd July 2019.

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