Moving and Handling Lead West London NHS Trust London UB2

  • Full Time
  • London UB2
  • 56,388 - 62,785 £ / Year

West London NHS Trust

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  • £56,388 – £62,785 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday


London UB2

Full job description

West London NHS Trust have created a new Manual Handling Lead post that is both exciting and challenging. The role will appeal to an experienced and motivated individual with demonstrable experience in manual handling and ergonomics, who is driven to develop the role.

You must have excellent communications skills, commitment to working flexibly and effectively within a wider Risk Management Team. You must have an awareness of current health and social care issues that affect both community and inpatient care for adults.

This is a full time post, Monday – Friday; you will be based at Trust Head Quarters in Southall and required to travel sites across the Trust.

The Manual Handling Lead will act as the Trust Competent Person for all manual handling activities, regarding the moving and handling needs of patients or service users and other activities that involve inanimate load handling.

You will be the go-to-person for specialist advice on the management of musculoskeletal disorders relating to staff and provide expert advice on complex manual handling cases in line with best practice.

With your specialist knowledge of health and safety law and risk management you will collaborate with the interdisciplinary Risk Management team and CSU leads in developing proactive strategies to reduce manual handling risk.

You will also, oversee the specification, supply and maintenance of suitable equipment in consultation with the relevant departments to facilitate safe manual handling.

You will be able to set personal development objectives and undertake continuous professional development.

You will be responsible for developing and as appropriate delivering the Trust moving and handling and other ergonomic learning programmes in partnership with Trust Learning and Development department.

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is £426m.

The Trust is rated as ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as ‘Outstanding’.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached.

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

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