Health and Safety Advisor

Job reference: 072428

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 22/10/2021

Job posted date: 08/10/2021

Salary: Band 7 (£40,872 - £47,846)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Planning and Corporate Governance

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

*** COVID-19 – Please note that during this time all interviews will be conducted remotely.  If successful, you will also initially be working remotely in line with the guidance from the Scottish Government***

Fixed term/Secondment for 12 months

SLA or secondment only for NHS staff in the first instance*

Flexible Location: NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office, remote and hybrid working.  We’re happy to talk about how you want to work.

Who We Are

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is the national health board with statutory responsibilities to effect sustainable change through workforce development, education and training across the health and social care system in Scotland, while working at UK level with partner organisations.

What you'll do 

Key tasks will include but are not restricted to;

  • Ensure compliance with Health and Safety  legislation  creating  a  safe  and welcoming environment for staff and visitors;
  • Provide guidance and support to the organisation in identifying risks and hazards in the workplace;
  • Provide reports to Committee and Board level on Health and Safety matters;
  • Oversee relevant policies and procedures relating to Health and Safety to ensure these are adhered to;
  • Support colleagues in Property and Facilities Management in ensuring risk assessments across various sites are produced in a timely manner and to the required standard;
  • Identify and  support  the  organisation  in  making  appropriate  Health  and  Safety training is provided to staff including fire warden, first aider training amongst others;
  • Ensure recording of any near misses and accidents appropriately;
  • COVID19 workplace recovery advice.

What you'll bring

These will include but are not restricted to;​​​​​​​

  • Corporate Health and Safety experience at a managerial level
  • IOSH or NEBOSH qualified, preferably with 5-year experience, as well as Membership of the relevant professional body.
  • Demonstrative interpersonal skills and evidence of professional expertise
  • A broad understanding of current health, social care and political agendas
  • Ability to prioritise workload, delegate and manage own time effectively
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a creative and innovative approach to problem solving
  • Proven expertise in accessing, analysing and presenting a wide range of complex information to range of audiences.
  • Ability to manage projects/programmes/initiatives at various stages of development.
  • Ability to develop and work in partnerships
  • Knowledge of business planning and experience of strategic workforce planning and resourcing
  • Experience of writing policies and operational procedures
  • Ability to summarise complex issues in concise and easily understood fashion
  • High standard of IT skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Leadership skills
  • Organisational and forward planning skills
  • Thorough knowledge of internal control procedures
  • Experience in embedding change and developing the culture in an organisation
  • Numeracy and analytical skills

Informal enquiries may be directed to Nicola Todd

*Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity.

For further information please refer to the Job Information Pack below.

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date.

We actively encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief

If you have any queries regarding the application portal or the recruitment process, please contact us at:  NES HR Recruitment: