Senior Safety Advisor First Aid


Human Resources
Band U
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Title: Senior Safety Advisor First Aid

Salary: The starting salary is £71,503, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.

The salary is broken down as £68,662 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £75,638 Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.

Location: Southwark


Job Purpose

To provide experienced professional and specialist health and safety-First aid Advice – Policy and Assurance and Contract Management -, management of team member and other core SHRMT duties as required.

Key Responsibilities of the post:

  • Provide assurance to the commissioner that the MPS are complying with the College of Policing First Aid Learning Programme.
  • Work with Learning and Development and specialist departments to approve the First Aid training courses.
  • Provide Internal Quality Assurance for Frist Aid including Monitoring of lead trainers, advice on development of lead trainers, Chair regular lead trainer meetings, dip sampling of trainer training and assessing and completing the audit returns for College of Policing.
  • Lead on the awarding and managing of the First Aid Equipment contract.
  • Provide expert advice on all matters related to first aid training, equipment and provision including acting as expert witness for DPS, IOPC, Coroner Inquests and any other investigation or enquiry.
  • Lead liaison with the First Aid Strategic Board, Clinical Panel and chair the First Aid user group/working groups.
  • Lead for liaison with key external partners/stakeholders NPCC Health Safety and Welfare group, NPCC First aid forum and Clinical Panel and other external partners as required.
  • Support, promote, mentor, train and drive continuous First Aid improvement and positive safety culture against the MPS H&S maturity model.
  • As the senior safety advisor on call, deliver an effective MPS on-call operational support to Gold Groups and SHRMT response in the event of major incidents.
  • Provide a 24-hour emergency call-out service.
  • Liaison with enforcement agencies (including complaints/ incidents /investigations) on First Aid related matters as appropriate to maintain compliance with legislation and to avoid enforcement/legal action.
  • Liaison with other police forces, emergency service providers and comparable organisations to maintain best practice and undertake regular benchmarking exercises.
  • Line management of staff to ensure welfare/wellbeing and adherence to policies.
  • Deputising as the Lead SHRMT.
  • Managing, mentoring and developing staff.

How to apply

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process, and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:

Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement, and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 23:55 on 12 December 2023.


Professional Qualifications:

  • Professionally recognised health and safety degree or equivalent;
  • Chartered status of recognised Occupational Health and Safety professional institute;
  • Certificate in Education or equivalent training qualification
  • Internal Quality Assurance Qualification
  • Current First Aid Qualification or equivalent


Knowledge: The role holder will have:

  • In depth knowledge of UK and European H&S legislation;
  • Practical application of legislation in policing environment.
  • In depth First Aid knowledge including training and equipment


Skills:  The role holder will:         

  • Effective trainer and training lead;
  • Communicate effectively to senior managers verbally and in written format;
  • Devise, formulate and communicate First Aid (including training) strategies to ensure compliance with legislation and continuous improvements in safety culture;
  • Influence at the highest level of the organisation and with oversight bodies;
  • Manage senior staff and administrative support to achieve targets;
  • Motivate and influence by negotiation at all levels of the organisation, but particularly at MPS Board level, to manage expectations and achieve desired outcomes;
  • Manage first aid contracts and work with suppliers
  • Influence, by negotiation, external bodies at a national level including enforcement, partnership and government agencies;
  • Think strategically and in a political context, and apply pragmatic solutions in context of organisational priorities and requirements;
  • Effectively manage time and work under pressure.



  • Minimum 3 years in professional H&S and first aid environment;
  • Experienced First Aid trainer delivering basic and enhanced courses, Experienced in trainer training and development and developing/delivery bespoke organisational courses;
  • Maintenance of annual Continuing Professional Development requirements to maintain professional competence;
  • Management and leadership of staff;
  • In depth understanding of training methodology, techniques and process;
  • Experience of presenting papers and reports at Board level.


Disability Confident Statement 

The Met is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and females.

As a Disability Confident employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice. We ensure that people with disabilities and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. If you consider yourself to have access, workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions.

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