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Risk, Health and Safety Apprentice

Guy's and St. Thomas'
Essentia Management Offices - Great Dover Street, London
Competitive salary
Closing date
27 Nov 2021

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The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

Essentia is a non-clinical directorate within Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust and is pleased to offer an exciting apprenticeship opportunity to allow you to become a qualified Safety, Health, and Environmental professional.

We are looking for a committed individual who is passionate about improving safety standards and culture, during and beyond the apprenticeship scheme. The successful applicant will need to be an observant person, who is confident and able to communicate assertively and professionally to enable our high standards to be maintained, while working within our trust values and behaviours.

Our small team work alongside departments such as engineering, building maintenance, housekeeping and many more to improve the safety standards, undertake risk assessments and audits, and provide practical risk-based advice.

The apprentice course will allow you to learn at a more practical pace with online tuition and occasional attendance to a local college which is supported with on the job training and shadowing across our busy hospital sites.

Once qualified as a safety professional, you will be able to join the Institute Of Safety and Health (IOSH) at TECH IOSH level upon completion of the new Safety, Health, and Environmental apprenticeship

Please read carefully the supporting information for this role and if you have the essential skills and knowledge required for this exciting position, we would like to hear from you. Please note that although this position is set within the hospital environment, the role is not patient-facing.

If you would like further information, please contact us for an informal conversation about this position.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Terry Thrussell, Risk and Assurance Advisor


Telephone number: 02071885384

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Guy's and St Thomas' celebrates, respects and values the diversity of its staff and patients. We review our policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, patients and carers are treated equitable according to their needs. We are actively committed to ensuring that no one who applies for a job, works or study's at the Trust, or accesses our services is discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or belief, age, gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, or marital/civil partnership.

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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