Senior Occupational Health Adviser - Sandy, Bedfordshire

Sandy, Bedfordshire
starting from £36,450 per annum, (pro rata)
06 Sep 2017
15 Oct 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Police Staff
Department / Area: 
Occupational Health, Saftey & Wellbeing
Recruiting Force: Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Location: Sandy Police House
Section / Unit: BCH Human Resources
Post Type: Permanent
Grade / Rank: MB1
Salary: starting from £36,450 per annum, (pro rata)
Hours of Work: Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Occupational Health Adviser to join the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire multi-disciplinary Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing team.

This post is employed through Cambridgeshire Constabulary and based at Sandy, Bedfordshire. You will be required to regularly travel to the Hertfordshire Occupational Health unit location.

As an experienced, motivated Senior Occupational Health Advisor you will manage and supervise a team of Occupational Health Advisers and Wellbeing Advisors in the delivery of the occupational health service. Working alongside an Occupational Health Physician, Psychologist and an administrative team you will also take overall responsibility for the work allocation of the clinical team, auditing of casework, health screening and COSHH medicals. You will chair clinical meetings whilst ensuring the team are meeting the requirements of their relevant professional body for continuous professional development. You will set objectives which align with business objectives and monitor performance of both individuals and of the team. 

As part of this multi-disciplinary team you will report to the unit’s clinical Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager and will assist in the delivery of a professional, evidence based Occupational Health service which meets the needs of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire police forces.

You will have a good understanding of current Occupational Health issues and relevant legislation with proven experience of managing a team, complex case management also of COSHH health surveillance and screening such as audiometry, spirometry and vision testing. This role will be 60% clinical and 40% management.

The role includes supporting the management of sickness absence within the police force in conjunction with line managers and Human Resources and requires you to be able to balance individual needs against the needs of the business whilst advising managers on fitness to work and minimising the risk of Occupational ill health.

You will be a Registered General Nurse with either a diploma or degree in Occupational Health.

Success in this role requires excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the organisation. Effective time management skills and IT skills are essential for this role. Previous experience of using Occupational Health IT systems would be an advantage.

Please note, internal applicants to Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire or Hertfordshire will remain on their home force terms and conditions.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 17th August, at Hertfordshire Police headquarters, Welwyn Garden City. The interview process will include a presentation.

If you are interested in applying for the advertised role please ensure you read the attached information, including role profile, context sheet (if applicable) and recruitment information for applicants.

For the purposes of the application you will be expected to provide evidence against the four personal qualities below and the entry requirements:

  • Leading Change
  • Managing Performance
  • Professionalism
  • Decision Making

There is a word count limit of 500 words per section.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be expected to evidence against all personal qualities and the entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.

For further information or an informal chat please contact Rosemary Jeffers, Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager on extension 01707 354130

Closing Date:15 October 2017

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