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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/11/2020.

Manual Handling Trainer

Job Reference: 412-MHRF

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Health and Safety
£31,365 - £37,890

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the health and safety team, quality governance department, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  We are currently seeking to recruit a moving and handling specialist trainer/adviser to support in the development of a comprehensive moving and handling service for all staff within the Trust.


The post holder will be a subject matter expert of moving and handling / patient handling and have a wealth of experience gained in a community healthcare setting.  The ideal person will be able to easily adapt their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the wide variety of team needs.  They will be flexible and open to developing new ways of working to meet changing needs and keen to make a real difference for the safety of both staff and patient experience. 


This is a temporary band 6 post at 37.5 hours per week and a secondment.  The Trust welcomes applications from applicants who meet the job description criteria and are willing to work in this highly demanding role.  Successful candidates are likely to be enthusiastic and pragmatic with the ability to respond to competing demands in a calm and logical manner.


The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic and friendly team who work hard to support the ongoing development of a positive health and safety culture within the Trust. 


For an informal chat  or to find out more you can call Wendy Astle-Rowe on 01270273413

 Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust aims to promote equality of opportunity and is committed to treating all applicants fairly and on merit regardless of age, gender, race, marital status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any offences that may have been committed which are unrelated to the position for which you are applying.  We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applicants form all sectors of the community are welcomed.

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Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. We are the Lead Employer for Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims to transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.

The Trust has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the recent inspection of its services and leadership and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named a Top40 hospital at CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2019.

Our clinical facilities are excellent, as are our people who foster a culture of compassion, support and excellence.

All employees are encouraged to look after their health and wellbeing, and this includes not smoking. Smoking cessation advice and support can be accessed by all our staff right from the start of their employment with us. If you would like further information please ask our recruitment team.


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  • Appointments are subject to a 6 month probationary period
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  • MCHFT does not reimburse travel to interview expenses
  • Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process, please contact or tel. 01270 273937 to discuss

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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.

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