Head of Health, Safety, Fire & Security
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly organised, motivated and experienced Head of Health, Safety, Fire & Security to join our Health, Safety, Fire & Security team. You will have all the necessary qualifications, knowledge and experience required to provide professional leadership and strategic direction to the Trust on all related health, safety, fire & security matters.
The Head of Health, Safety, Fire & Security leads a team of staff who are required to ensure compliance with the various statutory legislation, deliver training, carryout inspections and audits against the currenthealth, safety and fire practices around the Trust and legislation that is in place. Ensuring a programme of audit is in place to provide assurance that organisational Health & Safety, fire and security policies are beingfollowed. They will have all the necessary qualifications, knowledge and experience required to provide professional leadership and strategic direction for the corporate health and safety, security, and fire for theGreat Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Main duties of the job
You will develop, implement and manage the systems and processes required for effective health and safety management across the Trust and will ensure the organisation is providing a safe environment for staff, patients and visitors. You will lead on achieving compliance with its statutory duties under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. You will further develop the culture of safe working practices and a proactive approach to the management of health, safety, fire & security across the Trust.
Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are. We will expect your values and behaviours to reflect the STAR Values of the organisation:
Service We will put our patients firstTeamwork We will work togetherAmbition We will aspire to provide the best serviceRespect We will act with integrity
The Head of Health & Safety, Fire & Security is required to interpret legislation and guidance in order to develop, and then implement or assist others with the implementation of Trust wide health and safety corporate policies, procedures and safe systems of work.2. Provide specialist advice in health and safety, security and fire to other Departments / Divisions, executive directors, directors and senior managers and act as a focal point for all departments, and other serviceusers within the Trust for health and safety, security and fire. Information may be highly complex or sensitive in nature and the post holder may be required to overcome barriers to resistance such as language or resistance to change.3. Identify the Trusts status in regards to compliance with current and future health, safety, fire and security legislation and guidance, to escalate non-conformities via assurance forums and the Health and SafetyGroup to the Trust Board and to put in place / recommend corrective actions and forecast resources required. This will involve the analysis of sometimes highly complex information, the interpretation of results and the comparison and recommendation of a range of options to achieve desired outcomes.4. To develop, maintain and take strategic ownership of monitoring and reporting tools within the Trust which can be used to demonstrate actions that are required to ensure compliance to health, safety, and fire regulations that are in place.5. To take strategic ownership for health, safety and fire policies / procedures / training / audits. Ensure inspections against the current policies and procedures are in place to ensure they are being adhered to,findings of which will be escalated to the Security Advisory Group, Joint PFI H&S and Fire Group and or the health and safety committee.
Please find attached a full job description and person specification
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