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Occupational Health Advisor

Coventry City Council
£32,798 - £39,571
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Occupational Health Advisor


£32,798 - £39,571

Ref: coventrycc/TP/194/4673

About the team

The Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing Service provides the necessary professional expertise to help managers and employees to maintain a healthy and safe working environment, providing a quality, equality focused service.

The service is staffed by a team of qualified, professional nurses, ergonomists, medical officers, counsellors and health and safety officers who are members of their respective professional bodies, i.e. the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the General Medical Council and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).  You are supported by an integrated administration team.

The Occupational Health Service aims to support the organisation in establishing and maintaining physical and mental wellbeing in the work force in the following ways:

  • To provide managers and employees with practical, independent advice on health issues 
  • To help to prevent work related ill health 
  • To ensure compliance with relevant occupational health legislation 

The core services it provides are: 

  • Pre-employment medical clearance 
  • Health assessments  
  • Health surveillance 
  • First aid management 

The Health and Safety Service aims are:

  • To support, guide and advise the Council in meeting statutory requirements to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of employees, service users and visitors involved in, or affected by, Council activities  
  • To promote a positive safety culture throughout the Authority, ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all
  • To provide commitment and a service that is responsive, customer-focused and supportive  

The core services it provides are: 

  • Audit, inspection and monitoring 
  • Accident and incident monitoring and investigation 
  • Health and safety training 
  • Health and safety advice 

The Counselling Service aims are:

  • To offer confidential support to all employees of Coventry City Council and other external agencies 
  • To help improve mental wellbeing throughout the organisation 

The core services it provides are: 

  • Counselling (face to face and telephone)  
  • Trauma interventions  
  • Group therapy 
  • Wellbeing events 
  • Mediation 
  • Wellbeing training 

Our service offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional development, whether you are experienced in your field of work or wish to gain further experience.

You will be working with a successful and friendly team of professionals who will provide help and support, facilitating and enhancing learning and development opportunities.

What is the job role?

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Occupational Health Advisor to join the Occupational Health and WellbeingTeam.

The Department is nurse led and aims to provide the best possible service to the Authority and to outside organisations with whom we have contracts.

Reporting to the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Service Team Leader, you must hold the Occupational Health Nursing Diploma/Degree. Based in the centre of Coventry, travel to other sites is also required.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

You must have a thorough knowledge of occupational health, along with an understanding of health and safety legislation and its practical application. Good communication skills and the ability to establish trust and confidence with a wide range of people is of key importance.

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and it was the UK City of Culture 2021. We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons as you can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Opportunity for Salary Match and Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 
  • Lifestyle savings
  • Salary Sacrifice Schemes; Car Scheme, Cycle to work and more
  • Interest free travel loans
  • Payroll giving scheme
  • Workplace parking scheme
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption Leave
  • And much more

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please click on the apply button to visit our website.

Closing date: 22 May 2022.

Interview date: 27 May 2022.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 

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