Health & Safety Adviser6 Month Fixed Term ContractBased in North WalesSalary between £31,365 - £37,890 depending on experience Pro Rata JOB PURPOSE As a professional adviser working across the organisation with some freedom to act and interpretation of legislation/policy/procedures, the post holder(s) will play a role in supporting the Health & Safety Managers & the Head of Health & Safety, ensuring that Health & Safety effectively contributes to the corporate objectives and strategic direction of the Health Board, working within the framework of good corporate governance. The post holder will have expert/specialist knowledge in the area of Health & Safety. The post holder will assist the Health & Safety Manager to ensure the organisation's defined arrangements for the management of health & safety are being carried out and they will assist in managing the Health Board's statutory and best practice provision that includes; co-ordinating, developing, planning, communicating, training and monitoring in all relevant aspects of health & safety. The post holder will assist with the work in the development and implementation of a long term, standard & consistent approach to Corporate Safety Planning and will assist with the co-ordination and development of safety related policies, protocols, procedures and guidelines. Key Responsibilities The post holder will:Assist the Health & Safety Manager manage the Health & Safety function of the Health Board through the provision of expert and specialist advice on Health and Safety at an operational level.Assist with creating a focus for and the promotion of Health and Safety Management issues within the Health Board.Ensure that serious/adverse incidents are identified and through liaison with the Health & safety Manager are reported to the Health and Safety Executive under the requirements of RIDDOR.Assist with monitoring the activity of the Health & Safety Leads Forums of Directorates, Divisions and Corporate Departments and supporting them on safety issues.Assist the Health & Safety Manager with the co-ordination, production and review of relevant Policies, Protocols, Procedures and Guidelines at Directorate, Division and Corporate levels.Promote the implementation of agreed policy and procedure throughout the Health Board, through advice, support and delivery of training.Carry out Risk Assessments as directed by the Health & Safety Manager and advise Directorates, Divisions and Corporate Departments on carrying out their own risk assessments and analyse outcomes to improve service development and ensure best practice.Give advice and support to Directorates, Divisions and Corporate Departments to enable them to carry out their own inspections of all workplaces as appropriate within Health Board properties.Assist with providing support to Directorates, Divisions and Corporate Departments in the identification of their training needs, the delivery and /or commissioning of the required training as appropriate.Assist the Health & Safety Manager contribute to the management of the Incident reporting system and ensure accurate timely feedback of issues emanating from incident reports.Review and monitor incident reports to identify where detailed investigations or follow up is required.Assist the Health & safety Manager to support the Investigations & Concerns Team, providing them with specialist safety advice as required.Liaise closely with other specialist departments including; Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Investigations & Concerns, Infection Prevention, Occupational Health & Well Being and Fire.Assist with the development and presentation of Health and Safety training programmes including Risk Assessor Training.Liaise closely with the Risk Manager, Senior Investigations Managers and the V&A Case Manager on relevant issues ensuring information is shared, highlighting risk areas and identified trendsRepresent the Health & Safety Team, as directed by the Health & Safety Manager, at internal meetings and forums. Qualifications Essential Degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experienceNEBOSH General Certificate or willing to work towardsMembership of IOSH at either TechIOSH or GradIOSH level and working towards Chartered status. Desirable Chartered member of IOSHMasters degree in a relevant subject.ECDLEvidence of commitment to on-going continual professional developmentPost Graduate Degree level of education in relevant subject or demonstrable equivalent experience Experience needed: Experience of working in an occupational health & safety role.Experience of carrying out risk assessments and formulating appropriate control measures.Experience of carrying out safety audits and inspections.Experience of working and engaging with staff at all levels in a high-volume transactional environmentExperience of internal and external partnership workingExperience of using and managing information to determine priorities and demonstrate service levelsExperience of preparing & delivering safety training courses. Desirable experience: Experience of working in a Clinical Risk Assurance EnvironmentExperience of working with senior management including functions and proceduresExperience in investigation techniques, staff & patient safety concerns management and risk & risk management, using a range of complementary tools, e.g. Being Open, Root Cause Analysis, and Incident Decision TreeFacilitation/Mediation experience Due to the volume of applications, we regret that we can only respond to those meeting our above requirements.