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Manual Handling Advisor

Band 6

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Health and Safety
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Trust HQ, V7 Business Park, Prescot
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

We are currently looking for full time Band 6 manual handling trainer to provide training and support with Manual Handling Assessments within Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will be expected to work across all sites when required.

The postholder will be responsible for delivering training and also supporting frontline clinical and non-clinical staff in promoting safe lifting  at work to minimise Musculo-skeletal injuries to patients and staff promoting safe systems of work.

We are looking for an individual who is able to demonstrate that they have excellent training, written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work as an individual as well as part of a team is essential. You will be classroom based majority of the time with some office desk work and assisting with Risk Assessments.

You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of relevant legal influences in the field, an understanding of the ergonomic principles involved, and of the risk assessment processes required, work towards reducing musculoskeletal injuries arising from work related activity

This is an interesting post and the work is diverse, and will suite anyone looking for a challenge and to be part of a newly evolving manual handling service. The successful applicant will be part of a friendly team who aim to deliver the very best quality service.

Previous applicants need not apply 

Shortlisting is planned for 19th February 2020

Interviews are planned for 27th February 2020

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Carlton Brooks  (Head of Health Safety Fire and Security) by telephoning 0151  4071 472 or via email carlton.brooks@merseycare.nhs.uk