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Senior Health, Safety, Fire and Security Manager

Job Description

Finegreen are currently supporting a large NHS Trust in the appointment of an interim Senior Health, Safety, Fire and Security Manager for a period of 6 months.

A key member of the Estates Compliance and Support Team; with responsibility for ensuring that the Trust has appropriate health and safety, security and fire safety management policies, processes and systems in place, and that these are embedded across the organisation.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide a highly visible leadership role for the management of health, safety and fire throughout the organisation ensuring the profile is raised to promote overall awareness and adherence to Trust and national legislation set;

  • Ensure that the Trust has in place all necessary policies and procedures relating to health and safety, fire and security matters ensuring that these are reviewed and kept up to date and relevant;

  • Uphold the continued development of a suit of training and information tools to support all staff to understand their obligations and responsibilities related;

  • Ensure that such training and information is focused and easily accessible, and that the mode of delivery is supportive and suitable for the staff group and topic;

  • Work with the Trust’s learning development team to identify and investigate new approaches to training, making the most of available technology;

  • Ensure that the investigation of Health, Safety, Fire and Security Incidents are appropriately undertaken, drawing on own expertise and experience alongside knowledge and understanding of legislation and good practice;

  • Continue the development and implementation of a programme of audits, to ensure that policies and procedures are being adhered to throughout the organisation, at all levels of seniority;

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of new or impending legislation and any other mandatory NHS instructions relating to area of work;

  • Ensure comprehensive contractor inductions, to be used all contractors working on Trust’s sites;

  • Provide a highly visible leadership role for the management of security throughout the organisation ensuring the profile is raised to promote security awareness;

  • Ensure that all Trust Employees are aware of their responsibilities relating to security;

  • Advise on the procurement and maintenance of the Trusts security systems e.g. CCTV and Access Control;

  • Ensure that an up to date schedule and drawing of CCTV cameras located across the Trust is kept, and that a robust process is in place to ensure that the need for cameras is regularly reviewed.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant qualifications related to Health, Safety, Fire and Security with at least one of these areas being Degree level minimum equivalent;

  • Membership of relevant professional body;

  • Proven leadership and staff management skills, excellent written and oral communication including report writing at presenting at Executive level;

  • NHS recognised security management qualification .