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Band 7 Manual Handling Trainer - Bath

Band 7

Main area
Mental health
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
From £37,570 per annum
30/05/2019 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced, skilled and ambitious Back Care Specialist. Your role will be to provide expert advice, training, support and guidance in manual handling. You will review our policies and practices and ensure that we are compliant with best practice and help us become an Outstanding organisation. 

This is a newly created role to help us support our manual handling delivery and ensure that we provide a safer working environment for both our staff and patients. You will work along side health and safety colleagues, estates, clinical and senior managers and directors. 

You will be a member of the National Back Exchange or equivalent. Your role will be based within the Learning and Development Team, supported by the Nursing and Quality Directorate. We offer flexible working in a beautiful part of Bath. The neighbouring areas of Wiltshire and Somerset offer a beautiful mix of country and urban surroundings. 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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