Health and Safety Adviser

London based
Grade C – London Framework - £34,454 per annum
06 Apr 2018
06 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Health and Safety Adviser

Fixed-Term Opportunity for 12 months

About CQC

Here at the CQC, we make sure health and social care services provide people with effective, compassionate and high quality care and encourage services to make improvements. We monitor, inspect and regulate services to ensure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care. Join our committed team to help us deliver our strategic objectives and our vision for the future of quality regulation.

About the role

CQC are looking for a full time Health & Safety Adviser to join the Workplace, Facilities & Safety team on a temporary basis for 12 months.

Reporting to the Health, Safety and Workplace Manager, you will be a key member of the team, supporting the CQC Health and Safety team and working with and delivering services to the NHSI Head of Corporate Services to promote health and safety and support its integration into every aspect of NHSI’s undertaking.  This key role will assist the Health, Safety and Workplace Manager with the development and implementation of a robust health and safety management system, including participating in policy development, auditing, inspection, incident investigation and advisory services.

The role also involves managing the implementation and day-to-day functions related to business continuity in planning including maintenance and ownership of the CQC Business Continuity Plan and to act as technical and business engagement lead for within the Workplace, Facilities and Safety team.

About you 

You’ll come to CQC holding a recognised qualification to the minimum standard of NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent with at least 2 years post qualification experience as a Health & Safety Practitioner.

You’ll bring an experience and a broad knowledge of Health and Safety activities over a wide range of disciplines including knowledge of UK legislation and enforcement system and have demonstrable experience of coordinating and managing business continuity arrangements across a distributed organisation with staff based both in offices and at home

You’ll bring experience of producing and implementing policies and have the ability to interpret legislation and guidance so that it is proportionate and relevant to the activities of the organisation. You’ll have comprehensive knowledge and experience of regulatory health and safety requirements and experience of providing advice and guidance on health and safety matters in a large diverse organisation. To succeed in the role you will also need a number of soft skills including being able to influence the workforce and the ability to negotiate at management level.

The post holder will be expected to develop their professional knowledge through formal training and experience which will be supported and mentored by the CQC Health Safety and Workplace Manager.

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Closing date: Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 11:45pm.

External Candidate Information

  • Please provide referee details for a full 3 year employment history on your application along with relevant information to support any gaps in employment, we will not approach your referees without your prior consent.
  • Please note that if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of this vacancy closing, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
  • Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications being received across all of our vacancies, we are unable to provide individual feedback at application stage.
  • We must also inform you that, in line with the majority of government organisations, we do not pay travelling expenses for interviewees.

Tier 2

CQC are currently not able to accept applications from anyone requiring Tier 2 sponsorship because there are currently no Tier 2 vacancies

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