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Thank you for your interest in working for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice. We have a range of jobs available at the hospice and in our charity shops which we regularly have vacancies for, covering East and West Sussex.


You can also view current job vacancies at St Barnabas House, our adults’ hospice based in Worthing, West Sussex.


Health and Safety Advisor

Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £38,520 - £41,660 p.a. depending on depth and variety of experience in a similar role
Closing date: Friday 31 January

St Barnabas Hospices offers specialist palliative care through two hospices: St Barnabas House adult hospice in Worthing and Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice near Arundel in Sussex.

We are looking for a passionate Health & Safety Advisor to provide a professional, practical and comprehensive support service on all aspects of health and safety, from developing and delivering training to ensuring compliance with policies and legislation.

You will be responsible for ensuring a safe and secure working environment for our staff and all our visitors by driving best practice across our entire business by supporting managers in understanding and working to the parameters set out in the relevant policies and legislation.

Responsibilities include:

Ensure all hospice premises are compliant with statutory duties. Undertake regular visits to all hospice premises and carry out formal audits as necessary Develop, plan and deliver regular training for all staff and volunteers (inc. Health & Safety induction, risk assessments, COSHH, manual handling). Provide Health and Safety and good practice advise to help support managers in ensuring compliance with relevant policies and legislation

Experience and qualifications:

Experience of working as a Health and Safety professional in the NHS or other Healthcare environment. NEBOSH diploma or similar level Health and Safety Qualification. Chartered Member of IOSH or working towards membership. Evidence of CPD. A Teaching qualification (desirable)

A full driving licence and own transport are essential for this post, as you will be required to travel to other sites within the organisation.

Closing date:  31st January 2020

Interviews expected to take place in early February

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in securing this role.  The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding.

Benefits included:

  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • On-site education support
  • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Corporate Rate Gym Membership