Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary £12.74 - £25.48 per hour
Published 22 days ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Kim Martin
Job ref JAN15_1609775367

Job description

Staffline are currently seeking for a Band 5 Health and Safety Officer to work with one of our Public Sector clients. This role will be based at Knockbraken and is initially for 6 months with the possibility of also working from home. Due to the volume of applicants we will not be able to respond to all candidates. Closing date 14th January.

The Role

As a member of the Trust's Risk Management Section, the role of the Health and Safety Advisor is to assist the Risk Manager in providing a professional, comprehensive and competent source of assistance, advice and support to the Trust's management and staff and by so doing contribute to discharge of its governance responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

Provide information, advice and support to trust Directors, managers and staff on matters relating to the management of occupational safety and health in line with current health and safety legislation, Trust policies and procedures and other approved guidance.

Assume, 'specialist' responsibility for advice, assistance etc. in specific areas of occupational safety and health including office safety, food safety and hygiene and control of substances hazardous to health.

Participate in the development, communication, implementation and review of Trust policies, procedures and other guidance relating to occupational safety and health.

Facilitate organisational change by developing effective, pro-active and positive working relationships with managers, staff, safety representatives and representatives of the statutory authorities which will promote occupational safety and health.

Develop and deliver occupational safety and health training programmes.

Assist in the development, completion and maintenance of a Trust-wide occupational safety and health auditing system, including co-ordination of, and participation in inspections, analysis of incidents and claims.

Assisting in the completion of risk assessments, giving support and assistance to managers to ensure compliance with requirements.

Assist in the development, establishment and maintenance of suitable databases for the collection and analysis of data in areas of occupational safety and health practice.

Participate in the investigation of incidents and liaising with managers to assist in the identification and implementation of remedial actions were identified as being required.

Contribute to the promotion of a consistent approach to the management of occupational safety and health across the Trust by assisting managers to develop, implement and maintain local procedures, guidelines and audit criteria which will facilitate compliance with the Trust's policies and requirements.

Provide support to, and statistical information on health and safety incidents to the Trust's Health and Safety, and related Committees as appropriate.

Identification of trends relating to health and safety incidents.

Assist in developing and implementing those systems required to ensure that the Trust can complete and maintain its annual Statement of Internal Control and participate in the management of wider organisational risks as required to demonstrate compliance with, for example Controls Assurance Standards (or equivalent) and clinical and social care governance.

Ensure relevant incidents are reported to the Health and Safety Executive NI/local Councils under RIDDOR Regulations, and liaise with the HSENI/Councils regarding any queries they may raise.

Undertake specific occupational safety and health work on behalf of the Risk Manager as required.

Qualifications / Experience

Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Suitable qualification, for example NEBOSH Diploma, NVQ level 4 in Occupational Health and Safety or an equivalent which will satisfy the Institution's criteria for award of Membership


2 years' experience as a Health and Safety Practitioner undertaking full range of health and safety duties, 6 months of which must have been in a supervisory capacity

Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment. This criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the Trust which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post


Good communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills. Ability to effectively communicate at all levels. Ability to initiate/ respond positively to change and to learn from experience.

Effective time management.

Systematic and organised approach.

Enthusiasm, drive and commitment.

Current full driving licence. Access to car on appointment

Current occupational safety and health legislation and of current trends and developments on health and safety management.

Corporate Governance including risk management; Best practice- Best care, Controls Assurance

Extensive knowledge of service issues

Possess a sound up-to-date knowledge of health and safety legislation

Please apply with an up to date CV demonstrating your experience to fulfil this role to the link below:

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