Occupational Health Nurse Adviser

Portishead, Bristol
NHS Band 5 or Band 6
02 Oct 2020
22 Oct 2020
Job Type
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Avon and Somerset Police

Occupational Health Nurse Adviser

Permanent, Full Time

37 hours per week

Department: Occupational Health

Location: Portishead, Occupational Health Department- BS20 6PN

Grade/scale:  NHS Band 5 or Band 6

Are you a motivated and flexible Occupational Health Nurse? 

This is an excellent opportunity for an Occupational Health Nurse to join an existing team of health professionals at Avon and Somerset Police. 

Working with a Police Medical Adviser, Senior Occupational Health Nurse Adviser, and Occupational Health Advisers, you will be providing a comprehensive Occupational Health Service for Police Officers and staff across the Force Area. 

We offer a supportive and friendly working environment and we will welcome the successful post holder into our professional team. 

This is an exciting time to join us and you will play a key role in supporting the organisation as we recruit more Police Officers and staff following the government’s announcement of Operation Uplift, a national recruitment campaign to strengthen police forces in the UK. 

Working as an Occupational Health Nurse will involve:

  • Managing an allocated caseload and providing advice to employees and management on all aspects of health at work.
  • Health screening and recruitment medicals to ensure the appropriate medical standards are met.
  • Provide advice on all matters relating to health, safety and welfare.
  • Assist in the development of wellbeing initiatives within the force.
  • Hep B vaccination programmes.  

Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • You must be a qualified Registered General Nurse and hold or be working towards a degree or diploma (or equivalent) in Occupational Health.
  • Computer literate and good experience of using Microsoft Office systems.
  • Previous experience of providing advice on matters relating to health, safety and welfare
  • Experience of health screening to ensure the appropriate standards are met for specified roles
  • Experience of managing a varied allocated caseload

Does this sound like the role for you? Click the link below to apply.


To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 3 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.  

Why work for Avon and Somerset Police?

Avon and Somerset Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Avon and Somerset is the force for you.  

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. 

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for. 

Flexible working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role. 

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants. 

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance. 

Vetting and safeguarding

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

Closing date:  22/10/2020, 23:55

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