Health and Safety Advisor

Health and Safety Advisor Cambridgeshire

Full Time Cambridgeshire 35000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Station Farm, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire
Full time
Dick White Referrals
£35,000 per annum, Salary up to and depending on experience

Your role and responsibilities

Dick White Referrals is looking for a Health and Safety Advisor who will have a wide remit of responsibility.

Responsibilities of the Head of Health and Safety will include:

  • Strategically overseeing the Health and Safety operations across the Organisation and promoting best practice with all members of staff and members of the public
  • Producing and overseeing all the risk assessments, with collaboration from the clinical teams
  • Producing and overseeing all COSHH risk assessments, with collaboration from the clinical teams
  • Producing and overseeing the production of Permits to Work
  • Managing visitors and contractors while on site, with the support of the site Facilities Manager
  • Coordinating fire safety, including system monitoring and fire evacuation drills
  • Leading on audits of the site and maintaining/improving Health and Safety plans
  • Arranging and delivering core in-house Health and Safety Training across the business as required
  • Undertaking regular reviews of action plans at Linnaeus Group practices in respect of Health, Safety compliance audits, Fire Risk Assessments or Enforcing Authority visits/interventions
  • Ensuring the development of emergency procedures and management emergencies (e.g. fires, no hot water, power cuts, flood)
  • Management of IRR (Ionizing Radiation Regulations) enforcement visits and ensuring the business stays compliant with these requirements
  • Management of PPE policy and controls, including fit testing where required
  • Identifying areas of the practice which fall under the requirements of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations and ensuring all suitable controls are in place
  • Engaging key internal and external stakeholders ensure the vision for health and safety is communicated and implemented through the supply chain
  • Providing technical support to key decision makers and influencing the projects to ensure health and safety are at the forefront of decision making, particularly in the design phase
  • Leading on the creation and implementation of health and safety initiatives at the practice
  • Leading on the relationship with external stakeholders such as the HSE and other regulatory bodies
  • To lead, manage and promote a positive Health And Safety culture
  • Supporting the delivery and implementation of the Health And Safety Strategy across the group
  • Supporting the investigation of accidents and incidents within their area of responsibility, and making recommendations in order to prevent a re-occurrence.
  • Providing advice and support to Clinical Directors and Practice Managers
  • Attendance and presentation of the subject matter at Group-wide Update/CPD meetings
  • Review of statutory inspections (i.e. Pressure vessels, LOLER, PUWER, Asbestos, Electricity at Work, Legionella Management) within their areas of responsibility
  • To actively participate in additional training and CPD as may be required in support of the Linnaeus Group objectives
  • To act as an ambassador and uphold the highest professional standards of appearance and behaviour at all times whilst engaged in the Linnaeus Group business
  • To work in the best interests of the Linnaeus Group at all times and actively work towards achieving the Company's objectives.

The successful Health and Safety Advisor will have:

  • Proven health and safety experience
  • Either be a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, or, hold a NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent) in health and safety, and Chartered Member of IOSH
  • Relevant Fire Risk qualifications (Desirable)
  • Excellent communications skills with proven experience in engaging with a range of stakeholders..


  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Wellness program including:
  • Employee assistance program
  • Eyecare voucher scheme
  • Free annual Flu jab
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

About us

DWR is the largest private veterinary referral hospital in the UK, currently with over 400+ people with state-of-the-art facilities ranging across anaesthesia/analgesia, cardiology, clinical pathology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care (ECC), internal medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, oncology, orthopaedic/soft tissue surgery, physiotherapy, veterinary pathology.

DWR is a busy, purpose-built specialist referral-only small animal veterinary hospital conveniently located in Cambridgeshire between Newmarket, the home of horse racing and Cambridge, with its world-renowned University and amenities.

DWR has state-of-the-art facilities, fully equipped with surgical, diagnostic and hospitalisation facilities commensurate with a flagship specialist veterinary hospital and also has an on-site reference laboratory with both in-house clinical pathology and diagnostic histopathology. As part of our ongoing drive for excellence, we have a brand-new building underway, onsite that will create a truly world-class hospital.

DWR is an Educational Partner with the University of Nottingham. We also have the Dick White Nurse Academy onsite and run regular CPD events.

If you would like to apply for this position or discuss in more detail please contact [email protected]

Health and Safety Advisor
Shirley, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
501 to 1000 Employees
Company - Private
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
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